Morpeth Sunday League Round-up
PEGSWOOD Ex Servicemen completed a dream season as they wrapped up the Division One and Challenge Cup double in the space of four days.
First they won 2-0 at home to East Chevington in midweek thanks to goals from Jack Palmer and Stu Marshall which saw them make it 14 wins from 14 to seal the title and three days later they trounced Woodhorn Lane 7-1 in the final of the Challenge Cup as Ross Donnelly was the star with a brilliant hat-trick.
Amble Pier 81 recorded a 9-2 win at home to already relegated Blackthorn Rovers, Josh Hay and Calvin Flannigan both hit three. Ryan Douglas, Sean Taylor and Ross Gair provided the others with Dan Welsh and Josh Bell netting for the visitors.
East Chevington had a great 2-1 win away to Travellers Rest. Red Row Brick Club are red hot at the minute and won a seven-goal thriller at home to Bedlington Station Railway, Chris Dobey, two, and Ben Lorking for the visitors but Joe Moscrop, Aaron Hicken and a brace from Adam Shanks saw the Brick Club win 4-3.
Bomarsund SC had a last-minute goal from John Bone direct from a corner to thank for a point at home to Stobswood Welfare who had taken the lead in the first half through Kevin Bell in an entertaining 1-1 draw.
Ellington put themselves in a great position to gain promotion as they defeated fellow contenders Ashington Hirst Industrial 4-2 in Division Two with goals from John Eke, two, Dean Short and Andrew Neil. Mark Taylor got both the Indus goals.
Champions Bedlington Barrington Arms crashed to a 2-0 home defeat to Morpeth Chantry with goals from Adam McKay and Liam Marshall. North End Trap also have a good chance of promotion and they thumped hosts River Coquet FC 7-1, top scorer Darren Smith plundered four more goals to help the Trap to three vital points.
Felton entertained Sporting Club and they couldn’t be separated as Tony Brown, James Jackson and Matt Fowler scored for the hosts but Darren Percy, Mick Middlemiss and Mark Morgan secured a point for the visitors in a 3-3 draw.