Newbiggin beat Red Lion to win cup final

THE last of the Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League cup finals took place at Bedlington Terriers’ Welfare Park at the weekend.

The first saw Newbiggin take on Earsdon Red Lion in the JD Marnock Cup.

Premier division Newbiggin were the better side in the early stages but Red Lion came more into the game.

The game was held up for a serious injury to a Newbiggin player who suffered a broken arm, but in the end Newbiggin ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Darren Burn, Tony Messenger and an own goal. Daniel Cave scored for Red Lion.

The medals were presented by league secretary Frank Scantlebury.

In the George Davison Cup, division two Ashington Fox Cover faced premier division Burradon and New Fordley.

Holders Burradon had little trouble retaining the cup with the Cover, who were good going forward, finding themselves stretched in defence.

Cover players did themselves justice by never giving up despite the final 8-1 scoreline. Goals for Burradon came from Paul Wilary (3), Steve Howes (2), Phil Arnott, Ian Lee and an own goal. Aaron Frazer scored for Cover.

Trophies were presented by Colin Bassam, of Port Training Services Blyth.

In the premier division, Ashington Mortimer are looking to finish runners-up after a 5-3 home win over Blyth Comrades.

On target for Mortimer were Martin Humble (2), Stuart Ingram (2) and Richard Brown. Scoring for Comrades was Daniel Long, Anthony Rutherford and Terry Self.

Division one saw The Albert North Shields move closer to the title with a 3-0 home win against Blyth Masons Arms.

Ten man Milbourne Arms came out on top at home against Rockcliffe Arms, beating their visitors 4-3.

North Shields Gunner beat Blyth Seahorse 3-1 at home.Darren Carr scored for Seahorse.

The only game in division two saw North Shields Catholic Club beat Ashington White House 3-2. John Appleby and Michael Old scored for White House.