Unbeaten Ashington RAOB stay top after beating Bedlington Barrington

Ashington RAOB remain top of the Morpeth Sunday League division one and are still unbeaten after defeating Bedlington Barrington 3-0.

The game was 0-0 at half-time after an opening period with few chances, although both teams has efforts ruled out for offside.

Ashington took the lead midway through the second half after a great through ball found a penetrating run made by midfielder Liam Davidson who curled the ball brilliantly into the bottom right hand corner beyond the oncoming goalkeeper Nicky Parr.

The lead was doubled ten minutes later after striker Adam Bains left Barrington’s Paul Dunn and Roy Pattison trailing in his wake before slotting the ball past the keeper.

Bains was again involved in the third after another mazy run cumulated in him clumsily being brought down in the box by Dunn, leaving the referee no choice but to award a penalty. The spot kick was then clinically dispatched by Shaun Gibson to round off the scoring.

HMP Northumberland defeated Amble Blue Bell 7-1 thanks to goals from Perry Fearon, Andy Naylor, Carl Summerson, Ricardo Antonio, Steven Langton and man of the match Scott Hine. The scoring was rounded off by an own goal from Amble player Paul Delson.

Finally in the league this week The Wharton Arms defeated Morpeth Wansbeck 7-2.

In the last quarter-final of the ES Johnson Challenge Cup, Amble Tavern took their place in the semi-finals after a convincing 7-1 win over Morpeth Shambles. Goals came from Josh Hay (4), Brad McLelland (2) and Brad Wake.

Alongside Amble in the semis are Bedlington Barrington, HMP Northumberland and The Wharton Arms, with the draw to be made on January 19.

Unfortunately the Morpeth Sunday League’s two remaining teams in the Just Sport NFA Minor Cup were knocked out at the third round stage with Bedlington FC losing 6-0 to Newcastle Daisy Hill and Stobswood going down 4-1 against Blucher Blue Star.