Neck and neck at the summit of the league

After two weeks, three teams are sitting on six points in the top flight of the Morpeth Sunday League.

First up, Ashington RAOB have made a seamless transition from the second division as they defeated Village Inn Longframlington by 7-0.

Stobswood recorded their second victory, overcoming Morpeth Chantry 2-0 thanks to efforts from Steven Gibbard and Robert Baker. Completing the trio of teams are Pegswood Ex who logged an 8-1 win over Stakeford Half Moon.

Finally in Division One, Bedlington Barrington Arms ran riot over Amble Dock Hotel 9-1 as they bounced back from last week’s heavy opening-day defeat by Amble Tavern.

In Division Two, a pair of teams sit on the perfect six-point mark. First up, Bomersund who recorded a 9-2 win against Felton as Ross Muter and Kris Grey each grabbed a hat-trick, the other goal-scorers being Jody Messenger (two) and John Bone.

East Chevington maintained their perfect start as they emphatically defeated Amble Blue Bell 4-1, with two goals each from Jordan Giles and Darren Smith, with John Spears notching Blue Bell’s only goal.

In an end-to-end thrilling encounter, Blackthorn Rovers edged out North End Trap 4-3, the Blackthorn goals coming from a David Heppell penalty, Daniel Gray and a brace from Vitalik Bedakurau. North End Trap’s goalscorers were Stuart Oman with two and one from John Charlton. The Trap also missed a penalty and hit the bar so may count themselves unlucky.

Riverside Lodge provided the perfect response to last week’s narrow loss to Felton by defeating the Shakespeare Tavern 3-0.

Finally in Division Two, HMP Northumberland piled more misery on River Coquet as they ran out 8-0 victors. In among the goals were John Hughes (two) Steven Wright (two) and a goal each from Wayne Hogan, John Smylie, Dean Brown and Scott Rogan.