North Northumberland League round-up
Newly-promoted Tweedmouth Rangers continued their unbeaten start to the season as a Peter McAskill hat-trick gave them a 3-1 win over local rivals Tweedmouth Harrow whose single reply came from Craig Anderson.
North Sunderland took their first points of the season as a hat-trick from Ryan Thompson and an Anthony Brannigan goal saw them beat Highfields United 4-1. Martin Keillor was on target for United.
Bamburgh Castle continued their unbeaten start as Gareth McCann netted four times in a thrilling 4-3 victory against Red Row Welfare. Jordan Giles, Josh Baston and Jack Godfrey scored for the defeated side.
Shilbottle CW 8 Rothbury FC 0
Division One league leaders Shilbottle CW hit eight goals for the second week in a row as they brushed aside Rothbury with the minimum of fuss in this one-sided encounter at the Welfare Ground.
The Colliers were quickly into their stride, but it took a while to break the deadlock as Brad Wake had a header well saved and Josh Hay hit a post.
They eventually opened the scoring after 25 minutes when Hay headed home from an Ali Turvey cross.
The lead was doubled five minutes later when Matty Graham curled a fine effort from the edge of the box into the corner of the net.
Just before the break Hay made it three with a good strike, but there was still time for the Colliers to fail from the penalty spot as Turvey’s effort was well saved by the Rothbury keeper.
The Colliers almost increased their lead immediately after the interval when a Matty Graham effort struck the bar.
A fourth goal followed on the hour with a fine strike from Liam Brooks.
Matty Graham got his second shortly after as the Colliers took full control of the game.
Hay completed his hat-trick with 10 minutes left and there was still time for Calvin Flanighan and Chris Chisholm to add to the score as Rothbury finished a well-beaten side.
Shilbottle: A Wilson, C Graham, P White, A Turvey, B Balmbra, R Murray, M Graham, B Wake, L Brooks, J Hay, C Flanighan, T Vickers, C Chisholm, S McEwan. Shilbottle’s man-of-the-match: Chris Graham. Match sponsor: Farriers Arms, Shilbottle.
Lowick United went goal crazy as they scored 11 times without reply at home to Hedgeley Rovers.
Kevin Greshon netted four times and Neil Jefferson grabbed a hat-trick, while single strikes from Bryan Blackburn, Paul Wood, Charlie Warcup and Darren Thompson completed the rout.
Duns FC continue to head the division as a Jamie Lackenby hat-trick and goals from Keiran Renton, Sean Robertson and Graham Tait saw them beat Alnmouth United 6-0.
A hat-trick from Peter Roberts helped second-placed Wansbeck AFC defeat Wooler Reserves 8-1.
Team-mates Ryan Wilson, Robert Curry, Chris Philips, Michael Freathy and Shaun Bartram helped the cause.
Kyle Jeffrey scored for Wooler.
Lewis Vint was the Craster scorer as they netted a 1-1 draw against lowly Lynemouth Anglers.