North Northumberland League round-up (Saturday, March 7)

Action from Wansbeck (red) v North Sunderland. Picture by Steve Miller

Action from Wansbeck (red) v North Sunderland. Picture by Steve Miller

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DIVISION ONE

Tweedmouth Rangers 2 Lowick United 2

Following a goalless first half, Stuart Coyle gave Tweedmouth the lead and they doubled the advantage when Mitchell Simpson chased home an unstoppable shot. Lowick came back into the game with a goal from Chris Dixon and, with only three minutes remaining, Paul Wood headed home to equalise for Lowick.

Rothbury 1 Bamburgh Castle 2

Bamburgh led at half-time with a Darren Egdell goal but Rothbury equalised after half-time through a Ryan Harrison strike. With time running out, a draw looking likely Bamburgh took the points with a late strike from Johnny Johnson.

Wansbeck AFC 6 North Sunderland 0

Carl Atkins was the hat-trick hero as the home club netted six times during the game. Leading by two goals at half-time, they managed four in the second half to seal a win that keeps them second in the table.The other goal-scorers for Wansbeck were Ritchie Hall, Ryan Wilson and Michael Freathy.

DIVISION TWO

Springhill 3 Lynemouth Anglers United 0

In a wind-spoilt game at the Pier Fields, Springhill took the points to keep up their challenge at the top. A single goal from Dave Hainsworth gave them the lead at half-time, with further goals after a beak by David Jardine an Daryll Bell sealing the win.

ANDERSON CUP, QUARTER-FINAL

Highfields United 1 Red Row Welfare 3

A 35th minute goal by Simon Hargreaves had given Highfields the lead but, just before half-time, Darren Smith equalised for Red Row. In the second half, the visitors sealed the tie thanks to goals from Kevin Bell and Sean Black.

ROBSON CUP, QUARTER-FINAL

Alnmouth 2 Amble St Cuthbert 5

Alnmouth scored through John Briggs but Amble netted twice to lead at half-time. They scored again through Briggs after the break but a further three goals saw Amble progress into the semi-final. Goal-scorers for Amble were Reece Ramsay and James Davison, with two apiece, plus a Timmy Young goal.

RUNCIMAN CUP, QUARTER-FINALS

Eglingham FC 1 Craster Rovers 2

Craster Rowers made it into the semi-finals after a hard-fought win. James Woollett netted twice for Craster, with Jordan Beattie on target for Eglingham.

Tweedmouth Harrow 5 Belford 1

Following a goalless first half, Harrow netted five times to inflict a heavy defeat on second division leaders Belford. Kevin France was the lone Belford scorer, Craig Anderson, Kurt Yule, Jordan Richardson, Terry James and Mark Douglas scoring for Harrow.