Deportivo lose in extra time

BLYTH Rangers Under-14s Deportivo were knocked out the Divisional Cup, beaten 3-2 after extra time by Kingston Park.

The visitors took the lead inside the first minute when a long ball from the the keeper caught the Rangers defence cold and allowed the centre forward to slide the ball past Cockburn in the Blyth goal.

Blyth laboured to get back into the game with chances few and far between in the first half, Tom Fulthorpe having the best when he headed a cross from Jack Bell just wide.

Rangers started the second half much better and Phoenix Telfer equalised with a powerful shot into the top corner from just outside the box.

Reece Halliday twice went close before Cockburn saved a penalty to keep the scores level.

Blyth saw efforts from Keelin Devlin, Jordan Hall and man of the match David Dunworth all just miss the target as the game went into extra time.

Two goals put Kingston Park 3-1 ahead, and although Shane Clough scored from a rebound after Telfer’s free kick came back off the post, Kingston Park held on for the victory.

Both teams held a minute’s applause before kick-off in memory of former Blyth goalkeeper Liam Harper who died a year ago this week.