Only one team from league through in NFA Sunday Cup

Ashington Grand won their first league match of the season with a 4-2 win over Forest Hall. Picture by Ian Appleby -
Ashington Grand won their first league match of the season with a 4-2 win over Forest Hall. Picture by Ian Appleby -

In the first round of the NFA Sunday Cup, only Burradon and New Fordley from the Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League progressed to the second round.

Billy Mill made Fordley fight for the win as the tie went to extra time at 2-2. However, Fordley scored four more to secure a 6-2 win. Goals for Fordley side came from Steve Howes (2), David Atkinson, Lee Waugh, Michael Chilton and Ian Lee.

Blyth Comrades went down at home against Burradon from the Cramlington Sunday League by the odd goal in seven. Goals for Comrades came from Michael Meins, Robert Ridley and Daniel Carr. On target for Burradon was Callum Colbeck with a hat-trick and Michael Bowman.

Wansbeck Pots and Slots went down 4-1 against Cullercoats Formica with Michael Angus scoring the consolation.

Ashington Bubbles and Ashington Excelsior met each other in the first round of the SA Randolph and Bubbles that came out on top 7-2. Scoring for Excelsior was Martin Kelly and Marc Ord. Goals for Bubbles came from Kris Allington (3), Chris Hogg (2), Che Aisbitt and Daniel Hislop.

The first quarter-final also took place with Broomhill North End Trap beating Blyth and Tyne 5-2. Philip Airey led the scoring for the Trap with a hat-trick with further goals came from Stehen Hogg and Daniel Palmer. Ian Locke and Martin Robinson scored for the Tyne.

In the first round of the Saints Shield, FC Beacon had a good win at Guide Post Social Club. Ian Marsh (4), Ben Gilroy and Dan Atherton were on target.

Blyth Isabella Colliery also went through beating local rivals United Services 6-1. Brian Clough scored the consolation while Isabella’s strikes came from Craig Danielson (3), Jason Hamilton (2) and Dion Waterson.

Blyth Last Orders also progressed with a 5-1 win at Cramlington Green. James Thompson scored for Green. But goals from Paul Katz (2), Chris McCartney, Andrew Scott and Mathew Crooks won it.

East Chevington lost 5-0 at home to High Street, who had Alan Goldie (2), Anthony Goldie (2), and Chris Laidlaw on target.

The premier division saw Ashington Grand win 4-2 against Forest Hall. Damien Stevens and Roberts Groves scored two each for the Grand while Ross Chambers and Adam Burn scored for Forest Hall.

Divison one new boys Red Lion Bedlington continued their good form with another fine win at home against Ashington Conchie 5-3. Once again leading their scoring with a hat-trick was Jason Wilson. Adam Dixon and Liam Hornby completed the scoring. Goals for Conchie came from Richard Hall, Michael Freathy and Jordan Hancock.

Marden Residents found Newsham Victory in sparkling form as they went down 10-2. Goals for Residents came from Liam Parr and Adam McGee. Leading the scoring for the Vic was David Lillico with five, while Jamie Harrison scored two and there was on each from Joe Rose, Craig Frazer and Steven Waterworth.

On Sunday, Burradon and New Fordley are in action in the FA Sunday Cup at Sunderland Myers.