Belford bounce into final at Colliers’ expense

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North Northumberland League round-up

Sanderson Cup, Semi-Final

Belford 2 Shilbottle CW 0

In the early stages, Shilbottle created the better chances, but, on 30 minutes, a Belford corner saw Kevin Greshon head home to give the home club the lead.

Belford also came close, but a shot rebounded from the post and back into play.

In the second half, Shilbottle continued to press for an equaliser but, with 85 minutes played, Belford broke and a good finish by Jack Ramsay saw them through into the final.

Laidler/Lancaster Cup, Semi-Final

Rothbury 3 Lowick Utd 0

After a good game, Rothbury progressed to the final of the Laidler/Lancaster Cup at the expense of Lowick.

An own-goal gave them a 13th-minute lead and a second by Mathew Crane on 25 minutes saw them ahead 2-0 at half-time.

After Lowick had rattled the woodwork twice in the game, Rothbury made sure of the result when Mathew Crane scored his second of the game after 56 minutes.

Tweedmouth Harrow 4 Springhill 3

During a close first half, both teams in this local derby managed to score before half-time. The Harrow took the advantage after half-time to open up a two-goal lead, but Springhill came back to draw level.

It was still all to play for but, with 85 minutes played, Harrow netted the winning goal.

Scorers for Harrow were Josh Dixon, two, Andy Burgon and Aaron Patterson, while for Springhill it was Kyle Wood, Lewis Laidler and Chris Jenkins.

Division One

North Sunderland 3 
Red Row Welfare 2

It was end-to-end stuff all game and North Sunderland took a 20th-minute lead through Andrew Robertson, with Marc Dixon equalising for Red Row.

Just before half-time, a powerful header from Stephen Rutter restored the home side’s lead. Gary Reed equalised for the visitors before half-time. Early in the second half, a fine individual effort from Andrew Robertson saw him score the winning goal and earn North Sunderland three points.

Division Two

Craster Rovers 2 
Bamburgh Castle 8

Bamburgh dominated for most of his game and led by three goals at half-time.

Craster did score twice through Johnathan Clark in the second half, but they were only consolations as Bamburgh netted five more before the final whistle.

Johnny Love scored four times, Gareth McCann netted three, with a single goal from Johnny Johnson.

Tweedmouth Rangers 9 
Alnmouth Utd 2

Tweedmouth kept up the pressure at the top of the Division Two table with a convincing win over Alnmouth.

The visitors trailed by two goals at half-time and although Dan Carey and Danny Donohoe scored for Alnmouth in the second half, the home side ran in seven more goals before the final whistle.

Peter McAskill scored four times, Craig Walker hit a hat-trick, with single goals coming from Lee Dodd and Gary Robertson, making up the final scoreline.