PEGSWOOD Ex Servicemen’s hopes of a perfect season in Division One were shattered at the weekend as they lost 2-1 away to second-placed Bedlington Station Railway.
Stu Marshall scored for the Ex but Darren Dodd and Chris Dobey scored for the hosts as they handed Pegswood their first league defeat of the season.
Stobswood Welfare held onto third spot as they won 4-0 away to East Chevington, with goals from Robert Baker, David Curtis and a Kevin Bell brace.
Sean Taylor blasted four goals to help Amble Pier record a fine 5-3 win away to Woodhorn Lane. Ant Wright, Keith Sage and Paul Archer scored in vain for the Ashington side.
Bomarsund SC had star striker Kris Grey to thank for a morale-boosting 5-2 home win over Choppington Travellers Rest.
Grey blasted four goals for the Bomar, the other was a fine solo effort from Andrew Thompson. David John Kilpatrick and keeper-turned-striker Johnny Taylor grabbed the Travs’ goals.
The race for the final promotion spot in Division Two looks like it will go down to the wire and the main three contenders all won at the weekend, Ellington hammered Sporting Club Morpeth 9-0 at home thanks to goals from Adam Nevin (four), Dean Short (three) and solo strikes from Andrew Neil and John Ramm.
Ashington Hirst Industrial also blasted nine at home to Alnmouth Argyle. Much-travelled forward Mark Taylor had a fine day in front of goal as he plundered six goals for the Indus. Kev Chapman (two), and Ryan Chisholm got the others, Alnmouth grabbed two consolation efforts from Brett Rodgerson and Liam Willis in a 9-2 scoreline.
North End Trap just edged Village Inn in a seven-goal thriller. Chris Martin hit a hat-trick for the Village but still ended on the losing side as Darren Smith’s double and one each for Josh Baston and Sean Anderson saw the Trap win 4-3 at home.
Morpeth Chantry won 4-1 at home to Amble Dock Hotel with goals from Andrew McKay (two), Peter Allaway and Kyle Shaw, John Wilkie with the visitors’ effort.
River Coquet’s top-scorer Lance Burton had a bittersweet morning as he bagged a hat-trick but saw his side lose 6-3 at home to Felton FC, who took the points with strikes from Alex Makin, Jon Snaith, James Jackson, Matt Fowler, Jake Lowes and David Davidson.