Only two games in Morpeth Sunday League beat the weather

ONLY two games were played in the Morpeth Sunday League as the weather continues to play havoc with the playing schedule.

The first game was an unscheduled encounter between North End Trap Broomhill and current league leaders Riverside Lodge on an astro turf pitch hired by North End manager Keith Morley.

Without his efforts and the willingness of the two teams to play, no division two games would have taken place at the weekend.

The game was a high-scoring affair with Riverside Lodge winning 7-3 to remain top of the table, six points ahead of second placed but Bomarsund having played three games more.

Dan Thompson was once again the danger man for Riverside, scoring four.

He comfortably tops the division’s scoring charts.

The other goals were scored by Darren Percy (2) and Chris Martin.

On target for North End Trap were Peter Godfrey, Luke Baston and ex-Barrington Arms striker Kev Chapman.

In the only other game of the day, Alnmouth Argyle progressed to the semi-finals of the Dobfar Cup by defeating River Coquet 6-0 thanks to a Rory Wood brace and solitary efforts from Jordan Frost, James Thorpe, Dan Humphrey and David Curry.