Morpeth Sunday League round-up (Sunday, March 16, 2014)

Morpeth Sunday League.
Morpeth Sunday League.

DIVISION ONE

The windy weather may have stopped both sides from producing any kind of good football yesterday, but the Bedlington derby between Barrington Arms and The Wharton Arms was still a good contest, as both sides battled to a 2-2 draw.

The Barrington took the lead just before half-time as a long ball from goalkeeper Simon Brown was flicked on by Roy Pattison to Dylan Williamson.

Williamson then produced a good bit of skill as he flicked the ball over a challenging defender before squaring the ball to David Scott who made no mistake from close range.

Midway through the second half, The Wharton levelled the contest with a long-range screamer from Jamie Chapman, which flew into the net giving the goalkeeper absolutely no chance.

Moments later, The Wharton then took the lead as a free-kick into the box was fumbled by the goalkeeper and Chapman was on hand to take advantage from inside the six-yard box to record his second of the game.

With time running out, it looked as if the scoreline was going to remain 2-1 but some hesitancy from The Wharton goalkeeper allowed David Scott to pinch the ball from him. However, Scott’s goal-bound effort was deliberately handled on the line by a covering defender, giving the referee no choice but to award a penalty and send the offender off.

There was plenty of pressure on the spot-kick but Monkey full-back Calum Donohoe certainly didn’t show any as he clinically dispatched the ball into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal to earn his side a point.

In the other Division One game of the day, Ashington RAOB recorded a 2-0 victory over Riverside Lodge thanks to a brace from Craig Robinson. The Buffs would also like to thank Mel Harmison for deputising in goal, as regular goalkeeper Sean McCafferty was still recovering from a broken finger.

DIVISION TWO

East Chevington defeated Ashington Conchie 4-2 and in the process moved above them in the table to third. Adam Shanks got a hat-trick for East Chevington with the other goal coming from Joe Henderson.

The Ashington goals were scored by Ian Kirkup and Michael Freathy.

The Elephant grabbed a good 4-1 win over Amble Dock Hotel, with Michael Carr notching a hat-trick and the scoring was completed by a wonder goal that was curled right into the top corner by Brian Brodie.