Stobswood don’t fall for the Trap

Stephen Frater scores from close range for Pots and Slots after a goalmouth scramble. Picture by Ian Appleby
Stephen Frater scores from close range for Pots and Slots after a goalmouth scramble. Picture by Ian Appleby

Once again, the Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League had sides playing in the NFA Sunday Minor Cup.

Broomhill North End Trap were away against neighbours Stobswood from the Morpeth Sunday League.

In a very close game, the Trap failed to convert their chances. They went down to the only goal of the game scored by Stobswood’s Robert Baker; he was also their man of the match. Star player for the Trap was Kieron Hogg.

Ashington Conchie made the long trip across to Hexham. They went down 5-0 against Hexham Phoenix.

In the premier division, North Shields The Tun won at home 3-0 against Ashington Excelsior. Star man Charlie Thompson led the scoring with two, Alan Baptist scored their other goal. Steven Gardner was star player for the Excelsior.

In a thrilling local derby, Wansbeck Pots and Slots were taken to a penalty shoot out by Division One side Ashington Northern. Pots and Slots were coasting the game 3-1 when the Northern made a strong comeback and drew level at 5-5 after 90 minutes.

The game went into extra time; however, no further goals were scored. Therefore, it was down to the dreaded shootout.

In the end, Pots and Slots eased through 8-7 on penalties. Goals for Pots and Slots came from Stephen Frater 2, Paul Archer, Martin Humble aand Richard Brown. Stephen Frater was their star man. Replying for the Northern was Jason Riches 2, Andrew Armstrong, Sean Potts and Kyle Downey. Star player was Jason Riches.

In round two of the Alan Davison Cup, Division One side Blyth Isabella Colliery were at home against Forest Hall from the Premier Division. They found the Division One side in top form as they ran out 4-1 winners. Jason Hamilton scored for the Isabella with Gavin Maddison their star player. Goals for the visitors came from two from Michael Jordan. Ross Chambers and Paul; Errington scored the other two. Ian Todd was their star man.

In Division One, league leaders Blyth Last Orders completed a quick double over AE Phoenix Riverside, winning this time by 6-1. The Phoenix put up a much better performance this time around with a far stronger team. Goals for Last Orders came from Martyn Hepple and Sammy Perez both scoring twice. Also on target were Ross Gilchrist and star man Daryl Pendleton. Scoring the consolation goal for the Phoenix was Kevin Chapman. Star player was Daniel Carr.

Also winning by the same score was Red Lion Bedlington away to Newsham Victory. The Lion have proved a good addition to the league and will be well placed to push for promotion. Scoring for the Vic was star man David Lillico. Goals for the Red Lion came from Liam Hornby and Andrew Welsh with two each. Chris Smiles and Jason Wilson added the other two. Star man was Andrew Welsh.

FC Beacon’s improved form continued when they beat East Chevington 9-0 at home. Goals for the Beacon came from Liam Said, Daniel Lumis and Ian Marsh all with two each. Further goals came from Keith Smith, Ben Gilroy and Mark Craiken. Star players were Liam Said for the Beacon and Calvin Baston for the Chevington.

Blyth United Services had a good win at home 3-2 against Marden Residents. However, it took a half-time substitute Daniel Taggart who scored all three goals to gain the points. On target for Residents were Chris Darroll and Jordan Fry. Star players were Daniel Taggart for the Services and Marc Hunter for the Residents.