Morpeth Sunday League round-up

AMBLE Pier 81 will meet East Chevington in next Sunday’s George Cave Memorial Cup Final as they secured a fantastic 3-1 win away to Pegswood Ex in the remaining semi-final.

Brad Wake, Ross Gair and Sean Taylor were the heroes for the Pier in a great game – Ashley McAlpine with the hosts’ single strike.

Choppington Travellers Rest are becoming perennial cup specialists as they reached the Lewin Cup Final with an easy 5-0 win at home to East Chevington.

Scott Murray, Steven Young, Si Kilpatrick, Si Cunningham and Skippy Wilkinson were the scorers for the Travs, who will have a huge following on the day of the final.

They will face new kids on the block Bedlington Station Railway, who went through after a 3-1 home victory over Woodhorn Lane FC.

The Railway are having a fantastic season as they are also lying second in the league and had an unlikely match winner in defender Curtis ‘Tekkers’ Taylor, who bagged a brace. Their other goal came from veteran front man Liam Candlish.

Ant Wright replied for the Lane.

Bomarsund SC moved into third place in Division One as they just did enough to overcome a spirited Blackthorn Rovers 4-0 away from home.

Kris Grey added two more to his season’s tally and the others were provided by John Bone and Ross Muter in a game which saw the final ever appearance of Blackthorn stalwart Ian Brodie, whose boots are available to buy on eBay!

Red Row Brick Club also moved up the table as doubles from Craig Keen and Adam Shanks helped them to a 6-2 win away against Stobswood Welfare.

Bedlington Barrington Arms are only two wins away from sealing the Division Two title as goals from Nick Lees (2), David Scott and David Woodcock saw them win the big game away to second place Village Inn 4-2.

Felton FC kept in the hunt for promotion after a recent slump as they won 6-2 at Alnmouth Argyle.

North End Trap lost ground in the race for promotion as they could only draw 1-1 away to Morpeth Chantry, who had Andrew McKay on the scoresheet. David Whenray was on target for the Trap.

Amble Dock Hotel won a high-scoring affair at home to Sporting Club Morpeth.

Dane Dawson, Mick Straker, John Drysdale, Wayne Gair, Jimmy Young and Brad Simpson scored for the hosts in a 6-3 victory. Darren Percy, with two, and John McMillan replied for the Morpeth outfit.

Newbiggin Bankhouse heaped more misery on visitors River Coquet FC with a 2-1 win thanks to an own-goal and a Mark Burgess effort.

Lee Brown got the reply for the River, who have found losing a hard habit to break recently.