North End Trap book semi-final spot

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THE second round of the Morpeth Sunday League Challenge Cup was finally completed at the weekend as in a reversed fixture North End Trap picked up a 2-1 away win against Alnmouth Argyle.

Strikes from Peter Godfrey and Kevin Chapman won it for North End while the Argyle consolation came from Dale Kennedy.

North End Trap thanked Alnmouth for agreeing to play the fixture at their place and also referee Peter Holleran for his performance. They now go on to host Shakespeare Tavern in the quarter-finals at the weekend.

In the other second round game, Stobswood edged out Riverside Lodge 1-0 thanks to a goal from Mark Oman and they will meet Morpeth Chantry in the last eight.

In the first quarter-final played in the Challenge Cup, Bedlington Barrington Arms recorded a hard fought 3-1 away win against East Chevington with goals from David Scott, Ryan Stafford and Calum Donohoe, the East Chevington goal was scored by Jonathan Shepherd.

In a change to the originally scheduled fixtures, a second Challenge Cup quarter-final saw Red Row advance to the semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Pegswood thanks to strikes from Craig Keen and Kevin Bell.

No games took place in division one as the pitch problems endured by Amble Tavern all season forced them to call off their scheduled game against Morpeth Chantry.

The other two games between Ashington RAOB and Amble Dock Hotel, and Wharton Arms Bedlington against Village Inn Longframlington were both cancelled at the last minute as Amble and Longframlington could not field a full eleven.

Both sides have now been fined and deducted three points with the games being awarded to Ashington RAOB and Wharton Arms Bedlington respectively.

In division two, Bomarsund got their promotion push back on track as they defeated Amble Blue Bell 6-0 thanks to an inspired display by Ross Muter as he helped himself to a hat-trick. A brace from veteran striker Kris Grey and a 35-yard screamer from John Rae completed the win.

HMP Northumberland recorded a great 7-0 win against Blackthorn Rovers with the goalscorers Steven Lovett (3), Graham Wren (2), Theral Alom and goalkeeper Gary Staples, who got himself on the scoresheet from the penalty spot.

Shakespeare Tavern hammered Felton 11-0 thanks to braces from Johnny Young, Alan Rowlands, Richie Hall and Shaun Black, with solitary strikes from Simon Kilpatrick, Dylan McClean and Scott Hume.