Weather plays havoc again

THE weather played havoc with Morpeth Sunday League’s fixtures, forcing the postponement of all Division One matches.

In Division Two, leaders Bedlington Barrington Arms dropped their first points of the season as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Village Inn, Longframlington, who took the lead in the first half through Chris Martin.

A strike from just outside the box from Paul McGlen saw the leaders draw level in an entertaining game, however, the Village nearly snatched all the points as they struck the bar in injury-time.

North End Trap are starting to find some form and had a good 2-0 win at home to Morpeth Chantry thanks to goals from Jaden Gray and Dave Whenray.

Ellington also took another three points as they beat hosts Newbiggin Bankhouse 6-2.

In the last tie of the Challenge Cup, Second Round, Woodhorn Lane eased into the last eight with a 4-0 win at Sporting Club of Morpeth.

Andy Spratt hit a hat-trick, the other coming from John Paxton.

Choppington Travellers Rest defeated local rivals Bomarsund SC 3-1 to move into the semi-final of the Lewin Cup in a stormy affair.

The Travs couldn’t believe their luck as midway through the first half when they were awarded a dubious penalty, which Damien Mullen dispatched with ease and, on the stroke of half-time, star man Steven Young made it 2-0.

However, the Bomar came out fighting in the second period and looked to force a way back into it but a fabulous strike from Darren Reay on the hour looked to have won it. But the Bomar kept coming and Mick Grieves headed home with 15 minutes left for 3-1.

Despite the away side laying siege to the Travs net, hitting the woodwork and having numerous chances, the Choppington outfit held on to stay in the competition.

Red Row Brick Club had doubles from Joe Moscrop, Adam Shanks and Shaun Black to thank as they won their George Cave Cup Quarter-Final 6-1 at home to second division Ashington Hirst Industrial, for whom Mark Taylor was once again the scorer.