Chantry pick up three much needed points

THERE was only one first division game in the Morpeth Sunday League at the weekend as the majority were in Lewin Cup quarter-final action.

Morpeth Chantry picked up three much needed points as they inflicted another defeat on bottom club Village Inn Longframlington, running out 5-1 victors.

Chantry’s man of the match Andrew Barker got two, as did Matty Wilkinson, while Liam Marshall rounded off the scoring.

In the Lewin Cup, Amble Tavern edged out Wharton Arms Bedlington 2-1. Wharton had led by a single goal for the majority of the match thanks to Jamie Chapman, but they could not hold out and strikes from Ali Turvey and Mark Hume for Tavern ensured their passage into the semi-finals.

Bedlington Barrington Arms will also join them there as they recorded a great 4-0 home victory against Ashington RAOB thanks to a hat-trick from prolific front man David Scott with his strike partner Dylan Williamson grabbing the game’s other goal.

Stobswood cruised past Amble Dock Hotel by a seven-goal margin. On target for Stobswood were Robert Baker (3), Mark Oman (2), David Curtis and Stefan Tweddle.

In division two, bottom club Amble Blue Bell pulled off a good home victory against Blackthorn Rovers winning 6-2. Blackthorn actually led 2-1 at half-time thanks to a Kevin Rainbow penalty and an own goal, but in the second half Blue Bell rallied and got the result their performance deserved thanks to goals from Cameron Roper (2), John Spears (2), Dan Dewson and Jordan Roper.

Alnmouth Argyle overcame Northumberland HMP 2-0. Argyle led 1-0 at half-time thanks to Liam Roper and they sustained heavy second half pressure by HMP before breaking away ten minutes from time to score a second thanks to Sean Henderson.

In the Dobfar Cup, Felton squeezed past Bomarsund 6-5 thanks to four goals from striker Tony Brown and a goal each from James Dixon and James Jackson. Bomarsund’s replies were scored by Johnny McEnaney, who notched four on his debut for the club, and Kris Grey.

In the Dobfar Cup’s other game, Riverside Lodge defeated Shakespeare Tavern 5-2 thanks to a Chris Martin brace, a Nathan Williamson penalty and single strikes from Dan Thompson and Johnny Spiers. Scoring for the Shakespeare were Sean Black and Keil Rowlands.