Defending champions Amble Tavern slide to a second defeat on the bounce

Morpeth Sunday League round-up

Division One

Ashington RAOB made it a perfect three wins from three as they scored a devasting 6-1 win over defending champions Amble Tavern.

The Tavern have now lost two games in a row and will need to regroup strongly in order to defend their title.

The Ashington goals came via a brace from Greg Robinson and solitary strikes from Gary Bailes, Jamie Thompson, Darren Reay and Liam Burton, with the Amble reply coming from Brad Wake.

Currently topping the table courtesy of goal difference are Pegswood, who defeated Morpeth Chantry 6-1 with their dangerman Ashley McAlpine making it a hat-trick of hat-tricks, along with goals from Wyn Fremlin, Josh Gilmartin and Michael Baker.

Chantry’s consolation was scored by Peter Adaway. Stobswood maintained their impressive 100 per cent start by recording a fourth victory in a row, defeating Amble Dock 7-1 thanks to hat-tricks from David King and Mark Oman, with the icing on the cake provided by Gary McDonald. On target for Amble Dock was Liam Dobey.

In a tight encounter, Stakeford Half Moon edged out Red Row Brick Club 3-2 courtesy of a Darren Dodds double and a goal from Josie Bolam, with the Red Row replies coming from Adam Shanks and Craig Keen.

Finally in Division One, Bedlington Barrington Arms went goal crazy as they ran riot over Village Inn Longframlington, winning 10-1.

Calum Donohoe kept up his scoring run by grabbing four (including a penalty) with other efforts coming from returning Barrington hero Roy Pattison, Daniel Dargue, David Scott, Craig McFadyen, Craig Stafford and midfield general Chris Moffitt.

Division Two

East Chevington currently sit top of the table ahead of Bomarsund on goal difference as they recorded a fine 3-0 away win over North End Trap.

Doing the damage for East Chevington were Gary Reid, with two, and Jordan Giles.

Hot on their heels, as previously mentioned, are Bomarsund, who overcame Shakespeare Tavern 3-1.

On target for the winning side were John Bone, Kris Grey and Ross Muter from the penalty spot. Scoring the consolation for Shakespeare Tavern was David Kilpatrick.

In what appeared to be a tight game, Riverside Lodge took the spoils against Northumberland HMP, winning 3-2, with Johnny Spiers, Darren Percy and Dan Thompson all finding the net. Notching for HMP were Dean Taylor and Dean Sinclair.

Finally in Division Two, Alnmouth Argyle emphatically defeated Amble Blue Bell 5-1 thanks to braces from Steven Hogg and Jorden Frost and a Mickey Hall goal, the sole response coming from John Spears. The other scheduled game in Division Two this week between River Coquet and Felton was postponed as Coquet’s pitch is currently unplayable.