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North Northumberland League round-up

SANDERSON CUP, QUARTER-FINAL

Berwick Utd...4 Embleton WR..3

FIRST-half goals from Paul Wood and Mitchell Simpson gave Berwick the lead at the break as they were the better team in the first-half.

Embleton came more into the game after half-time but Simon Hargreaves added a third for Berwick.

Ross Mckenley pulled one back for Embleton but Simon Hargreaves netted his second to restore the advantage.

Embleton then hit back as Mark Forrest netted twice in the closing stages.

Wooler...8 Springhill...0

PLAY was fairly even during the first 20 minutes then Wooler hit two in 15 minutes to give them the lead at half-time.

In the second-half, they turned up the pressure and added six more before the final whistle.

Luke Strangeways scored a fine individual goal, James Scott (hat-trick), Lee Redpath, James Jeffreys, Jack Strangeways and Robert Shepherd goals made up the final total.

Belford...6 Stobswood Utd...5 (aet)

PLAY was back and forth in the opening stages then, after 25 minutes, Craig Grieve gave Belford the lead which they held until half-time.

Dean Short then equalised after 50 minutes only for Kevin France to net his second of the game for Belford.

Ross Muter equalised for Stobswood before half-time.

Scott Hunter added a fourth Belford goal at the start of the second half and they held on until the 89th minute when Dean Short scored to send the game into extra-time.

In the first period of extra-time, Ross Muter completed his hat-trick to put Stobswood ahead, while in the second period, Kevin France completed his hat-trick and Daniel Tully scored the winning Belford goal with two minutes of time remaining.

DIVISION ONE

Longhoughton Rangers...2

Tweedmouth Harrow...3

AFTER the previous week’s result, Longhoughton came back to earth as Tweedmouth took the points to leapfrog the home team at the foot of Division One.

Rory Wood netted for Longhoughton in the first-half but two goals from Andrew Burgon and a Craig Anderson strike gave Harrow the lead at half-time.

Mike Adamson netted for the home team in the second-half, but they were unable to grab an equaliser before full-time.

DIVISION TWO

North Sunderland...3

Bamburgh Castle...0

THE home team started well and never gave Bamburgh the chance to settle. Ryan Thompson gave them the lead, with Stephen Rutter rising above the defence to power a header home to give North Sunderland the lead at half-time.

Both teams continued to play some good football after half-time but a chipped goal from Andrew Robertson saw the home team add a third and seal the derby win over their local rivals.

Tweedmouth Rangers...9

Shilbottle CW Res...1

A STRONG performance from Tweedmouth saw them six goals ahead at half-time and as they eased off in the second-half, they scored three more before the final whistle, with Mathew Fowler scoring consolation for Shilbottle. Peter Mcaskill netted four times, Lee Dodd twice, with Keiran Cromarty from a corner, Craig Walker and Craig Howard all on the scoresheet.

Alnmouth Utd...2 AFC Newbiggin...11

AS the scoreline suggests this was a one-sided game, with the visitors continuing to score freely in their league games.

Four ahead at half-time, they then went on to add seven more after the break, while Adam Harris and Ryan Taylor scored two consolation goals for Alnmouth.

Johnathan McAnaney scored four, Michael Freathy, three, mason Armstrong, two, and single strikes by Colin McLelland and Stuart Ingram in the final Newbiggin total.

Amble St Cuthbert...0

Alnwick Town U21...9

AMBLE continued to create chances with no end-product as they went down to another heavy defeat against Alnwick.

Five up at half-time, Alnwick completed the result with a further four goals before the end.

Judd Donohoe and Lee Armstrong both netted twice, with Craig Cairns, Daryle McNeil, Ross Straughan, Daniel Donohoe, and Brett Rogerson also on the scoresheet.

Red Row Welfare...4

Craster Rovers...1

RED Row played well in the first-half, with Darren Smith, Robert Baker and Sean Palmer all scoring before half-time.

In the second half, they eased off but still managed a fourth goal when Darren Smith scored his second of the afternoon.

Craster pulled a goal back in the closing stages when Davy Hogg netted from the penalty spot (report below).

Results

Sanderson Cup (Quarter-final)

Rothbury 2 Shilbottle CW 4; Berwick Utd 4 Embleton WR 3; Wooler 8 Springhill 0; Belford 6 Stobswood 5 (aet).

Division One

Longhoughton Rangers 2 Tweedmouth Harrow 3

Division Two

North Sunderland 3 Bamburgh Castle 0; Tweedmouth Rangers 9 Shilbottle CW Res 1; Alnmouth Utd 2 AFC Newbiggin 11; Amble St Cuthbert 0 Alnwick Town U21 9; Red Row Welfare 4 Craster Rovers 1.