Mortimer and Newbiggin both through to cup finals

ASHINGTON Mortimer progressed to the semi-final of the George Davison Cup with a 5-0 win at first division side Monkseaton Hunting Lodge.

Goals for Mortimer came from Trevor Newman, Martin Humble, David Riches, Michael Thompson and Brian Henderson

In the J D Marnock Cup semi-finals Earsdon Red Lion beat fellow first division side Blyth High Street 6-3, while Newbiggin won at Ashington White House 3-0 with goals from Tony Messenger (2) and Ashley Smyth.

High Street scorers in their defeat were Alan Fairbairn, Jason Smart and Anthony Goldie.

The premier division saw Ashington RAOB beat Tynemouth Gunner 5-1 with Michael Freathy scoring a hat-trick. Further goals came from Craig Robinson and Joe Race.

Blyth Comrades also won at home against Whitley Bay Cibos 3-1 courtesy of Daniel Long (2) and Terry Self.

Ashington Grand Street went down at home in division one by the odd goal in five against New Delaval and Newsham.

Chris Hogg and Chris Wilson scored for the Grand Street, with Delaval’s goals from Jason Quinn, Steven Molloy and Jason Hamilton.

Blyth Seahorse and North Shields Gunner shared the points in 3-3 draw. Seahorse strikes came from Paul Cotterill, Andrew Dodds and David Reed.

The Albert maintained their push to catch the leaders up with a 5-0 win at home against New Hartley.

Division two saw Ashington Fox Cover beat Blyth Prince of Wales 3-2. James Campbell and Brian Clough scored for Prince but Steven Clark, Steven Gardener and Kris Allington won it for Fox Cover.

Blyth South Beach continued their push for promotion with a 5-4 win away to North Shields Catholic Club. Goals for Beach came from Tony Guy and Michael Meyers who both scored two, and Stuart Dickinson.

Bedlington Community were no match for promotion chasers Ashington Grand, who won 6-0 with goals from Paul Hedley (3) Nicky Dunn, Robert Groves and Ross Crate.

On Sunday the Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League hold their first cup finals of the campaign at Bedlington Terriers’s Welfare Park.

In a 10.30am kick-off Ashington Grand Street plau The Albert North Shields in the Saints Shield, sponsored by CR Scott Ltd Blyth.

Then at 2.30pm Burradon and New Fordley meet Newbiggin FC in the SA Randolph Cup, sponsored by Standard Security.

Clubs please remember I will be at the cup finals next week. So please ring my mobile number (07730 768406) with your results. Please do not leave messages, as I will not be able to retrieve them.