Community semi-final agony with a late goal

BEDLINGTON Community were knocked out of the County Minor Cup in the final minutes of their semi-final at Newcastle Blue Star.

Extra-time looked on the cards until a free kick was headed home six minutes from time by the hosts.

Scoring for Bedlington in their 2-1 defeat was Richard Stobbart with a 30-yard shot.

In the first round of the JD Marnock Cup, there were wins for Ashington Bubbles, Blyth Masons Arms and Ashington White House.

Bubbles went through 7-0 against AE Phoenix with goals from Kris Allington (3), Steven Clark, Paul Archer, Stephen Dick and Graeme Dawson.

Masons had a tighter game at home against Ashington Grand Street, winning 3-2. On target for Masons were Steven Elsey, Kevin Long and Nick Brannighan. Goals for Grand Street came from Chris Hogg and Robert Curry.

White House progressed to the next round with a 3-0 home win against Blyth Ridley Park with goals from Kieron Little, Stephen Key and Steven Rennison.

In the Alan Davison Cup semi-final, Burradon and New Fordley reached the final with a 4-2 away win against second division North Shields Royal Arms. Goals for Burradon came from Ian Lee (2), Daniel Young and Craig Johnson.

In a quarter-final tie, Ashington Moritmer won 3-1 at North Shields Gunner with Brent Aisbitt (2) and Michael Thompson on target

In the premier division, Newbiggin were pegged back by Blyth Comrades in a 3-3 draw. Newbiggin’s goals came from Jay Riches (2) and Steven Sanderson. Comrades goals came from Terry Self (2) and Chris Mitchell.

Division one saw a spirted fight back from Monkseaton Arms. Reduced to nine men they fought their way back to earn a point in a 3-3 with Blyth Seahorse, who also had a player sent off. Goals for Seahorse came from a Martyn Hepple hat-trick.

High Street went down 3-2 at home against Whitley Lodge Kittiwake. Scoring for Street was Shaun Taylor and Adam Emmerson.

Division two saw the Bay Horse and Marden Residents share the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

Newsham Willow Tree went down at home 2-0 against Cramlington Phoenix to goals from Karl Cox and Chris Cardy-Brown.

West Allotment shared the points with Ashington Central in a 5-5 draw. Goals for Centrals were shared between John McAlpine, Brian Chisholm, Jason Wilson, Mark Taylor and Gary Wallace.