Comrades pip Mortimer to place in cup final

IN Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League Alan Davison Cup semi-final, Ashington Mortimer and Blyth Comrades played for the right to meet Burradon and New Fordley in the final.

Mortimer had a player sent off in the third minute while the Comrades lost a player in the second half, but it was they who held on for a 3-2 win thanks to goals from Daniel Long, Dean Fitch and Terry Self. Goals for Mortimer came from Kris Willis and Jason Riches.

In the George Davison Cup, Blyth South Beach lost 3-2 at home against holders Burradon and New Fordley.

Burradon snatched the win with a goal in the last two minutes by Steve Howes. Their other goals came from Bradley Brooking and Ian Lee. Scoring for Beach was Josh Miller and Adrian Watson.

In the JD Marnock Cup, New Hartley beat Bedlington Community 2-1 with goals from Nick Jefferson and Scott Evans. Antonie Harrison scored for Community.

In division two, Cramlington Phoenix pulled off a shock by defeating Blyth Masons Arms 4-2 after extra time. Jonathan Harland scored twice in added time after earlier goals from Mark Race and Paul Avery. Masons’ scorer was Kevin Long (2).

In the premier division, a Michael Hogg strike for Newbiggin beat North Shields Gunnere.

Whitley Bay Seahorse beat Milbourne Arms 3-0.

Division one saw Blyth Seahorse win 4-2 at home against the High Street.

Goals for Seahorse came from Martyn Hepple (3) and Nick Soulsby, while for High Street Anthony Harvey and Adam Emmerson scored.

Cowpen Percy Arms maintained their push for promotion with a 7-0 win at home against Ashington White House, closing the gap on the leaders to six points.

On target were Paul Joisce (3), Paul Huck (2), Ross Temple and a thunderbolt from Paul Cotterill.

Monkseaton Arms had to fight for a narrow 2-1 win at home against New Delaval and Newsham, who had Gavin Maddison on target.

In division two title favourites North Shields Royal Arms had to fight all the way against Newsham Willow Tree and took all three points with a 4-1 win. Alan Batiste (2), Les Thompson and Steven Clay scored. Brenden Ruane scored the consolation goal.

Bay Horse and West Allotment served up a seven-goal feast. Scoring the goals for the Bay Horse was Mark Herron, Darren Robinson and Michael Walton. On target for the Allotment were Karl O’brien, David Nichol, Michael Hartley and Sam Todd.

Another close game was Marden Residents against Ashington Grand Street, which the visitors won 3-2. Tony Hall and Jordon Fry scored for the Residents. Goals for the Grand Street came from Chris Hogg (2) and Michael Dankin.

In another Ashington derby the Central and Bubbles played out an eight goal thriller. Goals for the Central came from Richard Hall, David Lang, Ryan Chisholm and Jason Wilson. Replying for the Bubbles was Stephen Dick, Paul Archer, Kris Tait and Kris Allington.