Morpeth Sunday League round-up
The second round of the cup was finally completed this week and, in a reversed fixture, North End Trap picked up a 2-1 away win against Alnmouth Argyle thanks to strikes from Peter Godfrey and Kevin Chapman.
The Argyle reply came from Dale Kennedy. North End Trap thanked Alnmouth for agreeing to play the fixture at their place and also referee Peter Holleran for a sound performance. North End Trap now go on to host Shakespeare Tavern in the quarter-finals next weekend.
In the other second-round game, Stobswood edged out Riverside Lodge 1-0 thanks to a goal from Mark Oman and they now go on to play Morpeth Chantry in the last eight.
In the first quarter-final, Bedlington Barrington Arms recorded a hard-fought 3-1 away win against East Chevington, with goals from David Scott, Ryan Stafford and Calum Donohoe.
The East Chevington goal was scored by Jonathan Shepherd.
In a change to the originally scheduled fixtures, a second quarter-final was played at Red Row who advanced to the semi-finals, defeating Pegswood 2-0 thanks to strikes from Craig Keen and Kevin Bell.
Sadly no games took place in Division One this week as the pitch problems endured by Amble Tavern all season forced them to call off their scheduled game against Morpeth Chantry, while the other two games between Ashington RAOB and Amble Dock Hotel plus Wharton Arms Bedlington and Village Inn Longframlington were both cancelled at the very last minute as neither Amble nor Longframlington could field a full 11.
Both sides have now been fined and deducted three points, with the games being awarded to Ashington RAOB and Wharton Arms Bedlington respectively.
Bomarsund got their promotion push back on track as they defeated Amble Blue Bell 6-0 thanks to an inspired display by Ross Muter, who helped himself to a hat-trick, a brace from veteran striker Kris Grey and a 35-yard screamer from John Rae.
HMP Northumberland recorded a great 7-0 win against Blackthorn Rovers, with the goalscorers as follows: Steven Lovett (three), Graham Wren (two), Theral Alom and goalkeeper Gary Staples, who got himself on the scoresheet from the penalty spot.
Shakespeare Tavern hammered Felton 11-0 thanks to braces from Johnny Young, Alan Rowlands, Richie Hall and Shaun Black and solitary strikes from Simon Kilpatrick, Dylan McClean and Scott Hume.