Monkey and Tavern in final showdown

Morpeth Sunday League round-up

ES Johnson Challenge Cup, Semi-Finals

Bedlington Barrington Arms progressed to the final after a hard-fought 3-2 win over North End Trap.

‘The Monkey’ had lead 2-0 courtesy of a clinical brace from lively striker Dylan Williamson but North End got themselves back in the game and levelled up the tie and, with minutes remaining, extra-time beckoned.

The Barrington, though, grabbed themselves a late winner as David Scott took on a defender and, when one-on-one with the goalkeeper, finished brilliantly as his shot crashed off the underside of the bar and into the goal.

Joining Barrington Arms in the final will be Amble Tavern as they defeated Stobswood 2-1 thanks to a brace from Josh Hay. The Stobswood goal was scored by Mark Sinclair from the penalty-spot.

Division One

In the sole Division One game of the day, Riverside Lodge battled to a 3-3 draw with Ashington RAOB, with goals from Tommy Wilkinson, Connor Oliver and Glen Reardon.

Division Two

East Chevington defeated Morpeth Shambles 2-0, Scoring for East Chevington were Adam Shanks and John Charlton.

HMP Northumberland recorded a good 5-0 win over The Elephant.