Mortimer ease past Central in quarter-final

ASHINGTON Mortimer eased into the semi-final of the George Davison Cup with a 7-0 win over second division neighbours Ashington Central.

Central put up a good showing against the premier side and the scores were level after an hour.

However, Mortimer took control with goals from Brent Aisbitt (2), Michael Wendt, Jason Riches, John Gall, Trevor Newman and Michael Thompson.

In the semi-final of the SA Randolph Cup, Burradon reached yet another final when they won 4-2 away at North Shields Gunner. Scoring for Burradon was Bradley Brooking (2), David Atkinson and Daniel Young.

The JD Marnock quarter-final between New Hartley and New Delaval and Newsham will have to be rescheduled after it was abandoned on 65 minutes due to a serious injury.

The premier division saw Blyth Comrades beat a much-improved Milbourne Arms 4-2. Comrades had Terry Self in sparkling form with a hat-trick. Jake Miller was also on target. Goals for Milbourne came from Scott Brotherick and Mathew Lawn.

Division one leaders Ashington Grand dropped points at home in a 2-2 draw with Monkseaton Arms. Richard Morris and Shaun Day scored for Grand.

Whitley Lodge Kittiwake had a solid 6-3 win at home against High Street. Anthony Goldie (2) and Chris Laidlaw scored for High Street.

Bedlington Community were made to fight all the way against the vast improving AE Phoenix, running out 5-2 winners with goals from Jamie Graham (2), Antonie Harrison (2), and Carl Stobbart. On target for Phoenix was Jay Percy and Barry Tait.

Ashington Grand Street also found the net seven times without reply at Cramlington Phoenix, their scorers Stephen Frater (2), Chris Hogg (2), Michael Dunkan, Robert Curry and Steven Armstrong.

Newsham Willow Tree gained a valuable point at home against West Allotment in a 2-2 draw. David Lillico and Craig Frazer scored for the Willow Tree. Replying was Jed Findley (2).

Blyth Ridley Park also gained a point in their goalless draw at home against Marden Residents.

On Sunday the first finals of the season are at Bedlington Terriers’ ground. At 10.30am is the Alan Davison final between Blyth Comrades and Burradon and New Fordley. Then at 2.30pm it is the Eric Anderson final between New Hartley and North Shields Royal Arms.