Newbiggin blast into final

NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND LEAGUE ROUND-UP

RUNCIMAN CUP, SEMI-FINAL

Shilbottle CW Res...0

AFC Newbiggin...9

SHILBOTTLE gave it their best but were unable to match a well-drilled Newbiggin side on Saturday.

Four goals down at half-time they found it just as difficult in the second half as they conceded five more before the final whistle.

Newbiggin’s goal-scorers were Patrice Butters, Michael Freathy and Kevin Halliday, with two each, and Colin McLelland, Michael Angus and Mason Armstrong netting one apiece.

LAIDLER/LANCASTER, QUARTER-FINAL

Alnwick Town U21s...3 Rothbury...2

A PETER Murray double and a Ross Straughan goal helped Alnwick progressed into the semi-final at Rothbury’s expense.

Mitchell Ramsay and Matt Crane were the Rothbury goal scorers.

DIVISION ONE

Wooler...3 Shilbottle CW...1

WOOLER were crowned champions, after both teams had served up a game of football that did the division proud.

Richard Brown gave Shilbottle a 20th-minute lead, with James Scott scoring the equaliser on 40 minutes.

It was again close after half-time but, with 60 minutes played, Rob Shepherd put the champions ahead and on 75 minutes, Craig Henderson headed home from a corner to seal the win.

Rothbury...1 Springhill...2

ROTHBURY lost to Springhill in a midweek game last Wednesday.

Mitchell Ramsay was the Rothbury scorer with Andrew Hogg and Michael Antcliffe on target for Springhill.

DIVISION TWO

Bamburgh Castle...12

Hedgeley Rovers...1

AFTER a 10-goal blast on Wednesday night, the home club continued to score freely and netted 12 times against Hedgeley.

The visitors got off to a dream start as Richard Johnson gave them the lead straight from kick-off after he lobbed the keeper and, as Hedgeley made it difficult for Bamburgh to play, it took them 25 minutes before Johnny Johnson headed home the equaliser.

Johnny Love gave Bamburgh the lead on 40 minutes and right on half-time, a Dan Johnson deflected shot made it three.

After half-time, the goals came thick and fast, with Seb Tanney netting from a tight angle on 50 minutes, John Johnson completing his hat-trick with goals after 55 and 62 minutes, Andrew Baillie and Gary Turner scoring their first goals for the club on 68 and 71 minutes and before the final whistle Chris Dalton netted twice. Gary Turner got his second with Andy Harrison also on the scoresheet.

Alnmouth United...1

Bamburgh Castle...10

ALNMOUTH United had Stephen Carey on the scoresheet but conceded 10 times in the home game with Bamburgh Castle last Wednesday night.

Johnny Love and Chris Dalton both hit hat-tricks, with Alex Mackay, Darren Edgell, Sam Aldred and Johnny Johnson all scoring one apiece.