Morien hat-trick helps Blyth Town closer gap at top

AFC Newbiggin's John Bone was on the scoresheet as they secured their place in the NFA Minor Cup final with a 3-1 win over Red Row. Picture by Ian Appleby
AFC Newbiggin's John Bone was on the scoresheet as they secured their place in the NFA Minor Cup final with a 3-1 win over Red Row. Picture by Ian Appleby
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Malcolm Morien slammed in a hat-trick as Blyth Town demolished Hebburn Reyrolle and cut the gap at the top in the Northern Alliance premier division to four points.

David Atkinson (2), Ian Lee, Daniel Beresford and Jonathon Mann got the others.

Walker Central had Matty Hayton on target twice at Shankhouse but went down to goals from Niall Younger (2) and Adam Bambrough.

Andy Robertson (2), Lewis Burns and Gav Hattrick netted for Whitley Bay A in their victory at Percy Main.

A goal in each half from Roi Ticknell and Martin Soulsby gave Red House Farm the points against Carlisle City.

Glen Caygill, Phil Murray and Gavin Watt fired in for Stocksfield as they won at Killingworth Station, who replied twice through Michael Bowman.

A solitary Andrew Sherrard strike gave Northbank the win at Wallington.

Gateshead Redheugh blew the division one title race wide open with goals from Liam Henderson and John Dewhirst at leaders Cramlington Town.

Dean McArthur hit a hat-trick in Cullercoats’ 6-2 success at Heddon.

Jesse Walkin and Dan Clements both bagged braces in Newcastle Uni’s 6-2 win over New Fordley.

Glen Johnson struck twice in Willington Quay Saints’ 4-0 win over Bedlington Terriers Reserves in division one. Mark Henderson and Dale Johnson got the others.

Dan Irving, Martin Guy and Anthony Smith slammed in for Birtley Saint Josephs as they edged out Bohemians to go into the final of the Bay Plastics Combination Cup. Chris Toye struck twice in reply.

Anth Brown and Dave Short hit doubles as Longbenton went top of division two. Alex Nesbitt and Miles Mason got the others as they hit Swalwell for six.

James Fenwick also struck twice as Gateshead Leam Rangers beat Wideopen. Lewis Conroy, Dean Mulholland and Tony Falconer added to the tally with James Keelan getting the consolation.

Dan Carr and Matt Lavender were on the scoresheet for Blyth Isabella as they beat Alnwick Town Reserves, who had Ross Straughan on target.

Dwayne Murray grabbed a late leveller for Grainger Park, who were trailing to own goal that put high Howdon ahead.

Dave Hewitt, Ben Davison and Carl Langa (2) gave Seaton Burn the points against Cramlington United, who netted through Martyn Jackson.

Ben Jefferson and Thai Blevins gave Newcastle Benfield Reserves the advantage against Wallsend Boys Club, who hit back strongly and pulled one back through Nicky Whitelaw. But the Benfield youngsters dug in and hit a third on the break though Stephen Thompson to book a spot in the BlueFin Group Amateur Cup final.

John Bone’s early strike put AFC Newbiggin ahead against local rivals Red Row Welfare in the Northumberland FA Minor Cup semi-finals.

Jonathon McEnaney extended the advantage and although Sean Palmer pulled one back, Ross Muter headed in a third to put the Seasiders through.

They are joined at Whitley Park by North Shields Athletic, who had John Wyres (2), Scott Jasper (2) and Ben Pollock on the scoresheet in a great win at Newcastle Chemfica.