Berwick close gap at top after breaching Castle

DIVISION TWO

Bamburgh Castle...3 Berwick Utd Res...6

BERWICK started well and in the opening stages just failed to take the lead when a Cromarty effort rebounded from the post.

Bamburgh took the lead when Darren Edgell netted from close range following a corner.

After 18 minutes the lead was doubled when Berwick failed to clear following a free-kick and Johnny Johnson netted with another close-range effort.

In the second half, Berwick pulled a goal back after 50 minutes when Martin Bell netted and they drew level when a shot took a massive deflection to find the net on 60 minutes.

Berwick were now playing some good football and they went ahead when a Simon Hargreaves shot was saved by Tony Athey but the player followed up to score from the rebound.

David Currie then scored a good individual goal to add a fourth.

Bamburgh then made three substitutions but two goals from Michael Robinson made it six for the visitors.

Bamburgh grabbed a late consolation with a goal from Tim Hardie.

Match ball sponsor: Leisure Look, Alnwick.

Embleton WR...1 Shilbottle CW Res...1

AFTER a hard, physical game, both teams had to settle for a point at the end of the 90 minutes.

Embleton created plenty of chances but trailed at half-time after a 30th minute penalty scored by Daniel Donohoe.

The second half was just as close and Embleton drew level after 85 minutes when Joe Sleightholme scored from another penalty.

Longhoughton Rangers Res...0

Tweedmouth Rangers...4

THE visitors closed the gap on Longhoughton at the foot of the table as they took full advantage in this reversed fixture. They led at half-time thanks to a Graham Steel goal and a 40-yard strike from Callum Gillie.

During the second half, Tweedmouth ensured the win with a second goal from Steel and a Steve Eamons effort. Match report below.

Results

NFA Minor Cup (Round three)

Lynemouth Inst 0 Gosforth Boh 7; Blyth Town Res v Rothbury and Bedlington T Res v Dynamo Fenham pp.

Division One

Longhoughton Rg 0 Shilbottle CW 2; Acklington Ath v Alnwick Town Res and Springhill v Tweedmouth Harrow both pp.

Division Two

Wooler v Hedgeley Rovers pp; Embleton WR 1 Shilbottle Res 1; Longhoughton Rs 0 Tweedmouth Rgrs 4; Bamburgh Castle 3 Berwick Utd Res 6; Belford 2 Craster Rovers 0.

Fixtures

(All kos 2pm unless stated)

NFA Minor Cup (Round three, 1.30pm)

Blyth Town Res v Rothbury; Bedlington T Res v Dynamo Fenham.

Bilclough Cup (Round one, 1.30pm)

Craster Rovers v Tweedmouth Harrow; Longhougthon Rg v Springhill; Alnwick Town Res v Berwick Utd Res; Hedgeley Rovers v Tweedmouth Rgs; Alnmouth Utd v Lynemouth Inst.

Division Two

Wooler v Longhoughton Rs; Belford v Shilbottle Rs; Embleton WR v Bamburgh Castle.