Ashington and Spittal both spot-on for place in Cup Final


By The Newsroom
Monday, 4th April 2016, 11:24 am
Updated Monday, 4th April 2016, 11:31 am

Tweedmouth Harrow 2

Ashington Central 2

(Ashington won 4-3 on pens)

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Ashington just edged the first half to lead by a Scott Neil goal at half time.

During the second half Cal Ferguson equalised for the Harrow. The Harrow goalkeeper then saved a penalty kick as normal time ended with the teams level .

In extra time Mark Taylor restored the Central lead but a Craig Anderson goal pulled Harrow level before the final whistle.

It was the visitors who went into the final as they won the penalty shoot-out 4-3.

Spittal Rovers 4

Ashington West End 4

(Spittal won on penalties)

In a cracking cup tie it was Spittal who made it to the final following a tense penalty shoot out.

A goal from Bradley Higgins after seven minutes gave Ashington the lead but goals from James Woollett (26) and Marco Lambert (36) saw Spittal ahead at half time.

It was close until the 76th minute when Higgins got his second to equalise for Ashington. Jamie Punton restored the Spittal lead after 84 minutes, but on 89 minutes Joe Vickers equalised to send the game into extra time .

On 108 minutes Joe Messenger gave the visitors the lead but a Jamie Punton penalty on 118 mins saw the teams level at the end of extra time with Spittal holding their nerve to win the penalty shoot out .


Tweedmouth Rangers 2

Red Row 1 
(After extra-time)

This was a closely fought cup tie with the home club edging through in extra time.

In normal time Johnathan Simpson scored for Tweedmouth with Darren Smith from the penalty spot scoring Red Row’s equaliser.

Extra time was also close with Sean Simpson netting the winner for Tweedmouth .

Bamburgh Castle 1

Alnwick Town Res 2

Alnwick won this hard fought cup tie with just about the last kick of the game courtesy of Alex Makin.

Alnwick went ahead after 19 minutes through a Kyle Kennedy goal and they held the lead until half time.

Paul Nesbitt in the Alnwick goal made some good saves as Bamburgh pressed for the equaliser which came after 66 minutes with a Ryan Harrison goal.


Belford 2

Lowick 3

In a fast and furious first half Darren Thompson and Ross Morton scored for Belford with Andy Metcalfe netting twice for Lowick.

The second half was again close and just when it looked like the points would be shared, Belford had a player sent off and Lowick were awarded a 90th minute penalty with Gary Fairbairn converting the winner from the spot.

Rothbury 1

Breakers Bedlington 3

Rothbury remain at the foot of the table following this defeat.

Dean Short and Ryan Wilson goals saw Breakers ahead at half time and although Rothbury pulled a goal back after half time, Short scored his second of the game to secure the points for Breakers .

Amble St Cuthbert 0

North Sunderland 2

The visitors gained their second win of the week as second half goals from Ryan Thompson and Johnny Moffet saw them take the win at Warkworth .


Alnmouth 1

Highfields 2

This was a much improved performance from Alnmouth but not enough to get them their first win of the season.

Robert Curle gave the visitors the lead after 30 minutes with Kallum Tudor equalising after 30 minutes . Two minutes into the second half Grant Sharp scored the second and winning goal for Highfields .

Wooer 2

Craster 0

Wooler gained three more points in their quest for the Second Division title.

Ross Tait gave Wooler a half time lead with a Sam Cowans goal during the second half giving Wooler the victory.

Embleton 3

Springhill 2

After a close first half it was Springhill who led by a single goal at the interval.

Asecond goal after the interval saw the visitors extend their lead but in the final 15 mins Embleton netted three times through Johnathan Colley (2) and Tom Davison to secure a win that keeps up the pressure at the head of the table.