Honours even in Bedlington derby

In division one of the Morpeth Sunday League, the windy weather may have stopped both sides from producing any kind of good football, but the Bedlington derby between Barrington Arms and The Wharton arms was still a good contest as it ended 2-2.

Barrington took the lead just before half-time as a long ball from goalkeeper Simon Brown was flicked on by Roy Pattison to Dylan Williamson and he then produced a good bit of skill as he flicked the ball over a challenging defender before squaring to David Scott who made no mistake from close range.

Midway through the second half The Wharton levelled with a long range screamer from Jamie Chapman.

Moments later The Wharton then took the lead as a free kick into the box was fumbled by the goalkeeper and Chapman was on hand to take advantage from inside the six-yard-box to record his second of the game.

With time running out it looked as if the scoreline was going to remain 2-1 but some hesitancy from The Wharton goalkeeper allowed Scott to pinch the ball from him, however, his goal bound effort was deliberately handled on the line by a covering defender giving the referee no choice but to award a penalty and send the offender off.

Full back Calum Donohoe clinically dispatched the ball into the bottom left hand corner to earn his side a point.

In the other division one game of the day, Ashington RAOB recorded a 2-0 victory over Riverside Lodge thanks to a brace from Craig Robinson,.

The Buffs had Mel Harmison deputising in goal as regular keeper Sean McCafferty is recovering from a broken finger.

In division two, East Chevington defeated Ashington Conchie 4-2 and in the process moved above them in the table to third.

Adam Shanks got a hat-trick for East Chevington with the other goal coming from Joe Henderson. The Ashington goals were scored by Ian Kirkup and Michael Freathy.

The Elephant grabbed a good 4-1 win over Amble Dock Hotel with Michael Carr notching a hat-trick with the scoring being completed by a wonder goal that was curled right into the top corner by Brian Brodie.