Goals galore as the weather finally relents

BILCLOUGH CUP, ROUND ONE

Longhoughton Rangers...4 Springhill...1

PLAYING with the wind, Longhoughton led comfortably at half-time with goals from Adam Harris, Stephen Sparrow and Mark Boyle.

Springhill came more into the game in the second half but a second goal after 60 minutes from Stephen Sparrow made it four, with Johnny Sutheran netting a consolation for Springhill in the 80th minute.

Alnmouth Utd...1

Lynemouth Institute...10

ALNMOUTH started well and took a 10th minute lead through Mark Oman.

Gavin Keen levelled for Lynemouth after 15 minutes and the visitors scored at regular intervals to make it six at half-time.

They kept up the pressure after half-time to add another four before the final whistle.

The other goal-scorers for Lynemouth were Tony Messenger and Lenny Lansbury, with hat-tricks, John Charlton, two, and Ross Muter.

DIVISION TWO

Wooler...11

Longhoughton Rangers Reserves...0

A YOUNG Longhoughton side had no answers to a strong Wooler performance but they never stopped trying and it could have been worse had the visitors’ keeper not made some fine saves.

A Craig Henderson hat-trick, one a 20 yard free-kick, two from James Scott and single strikes by James Jeffries and Stuart Bertram saw Wooler seven ahead at half-time.

During the second half, Jack Strangeways added an eighth, Luke Strangeways netted twice to make it 10, with Rob Shepherd also on target to finish the scoring.

Embleton WR...3 Bamburgh Castle...0

EMBLETON were grateful to Bambugh for switching this fixture to the Castle ground and took full advantage as they dominated the game to come away with all three points.

Goals from Ross MacKenley gave them a half-time lead.

Play was much the same in the second half with Mike Openshaw doubling the lead after 65 minutes and a rare Bamburgh attack forcing the Embleton keeper into rare action.

Will Farmer then netted a 35-yard volley in the 85th minute to secure a win that moves Embleton into third place in Division Two.

NFA MINOR CUP, ROUND THREE

IT was a day of mixed fortunes for the league’s last two representatives as Bedlington made progress with a four-goal win at Fenham Dynamo.

Rothbury had a goal ruled out for offside and lost out by the odd goal in three away at Blyth Town Reserves.