IT was league action all the way on Sunday and Pegswood Ex look like the team to beat in Division One as they moved to the top of the table with a 4-1 home win over Stobswood Welfare.
Colin Herdman and Stu Marshall both grabbed two goals for the Ex who made it five wins from five games, Stefan Tweddle the lone Stobswood scorer.
Amble Pier went second with a fine 4-2 win at home to Woodhorn Lane, Shaun Taylor and Josh Hay with a brace apiece for the hosts. Andy Spratt and Richie Hall scored the replies.
Choppington Travellers Rest managed a fine win in dramatic fashion over local rivals Bomarsund SC, Mick Grieves put Bomar 1-0 up at half-time with a fine, curled effort, which found the top corner but just after the break Darren Reay levelled it up with a low strike from distance.
Johnny Young then squandered a great chance for the Travs as his spot-kick was well-saved by stand-in keeper Dar Soulsby, and the Bomar were looking to cause an upset when Grieves made it 2-1 with his second goal.
But with five minutes left, Darren Reay made it 2-2 with a neat strike from a tight angle. Just 60 seconds later, young substitute Callum Hermiston dived in at the far post to head the winner and send the home crowd wild with a 3-2 victory.
Bedlington Station Railway had a good win 3-1 away to East Chevington who once again had Peter Godfrey on the score sheet, Andrew Carr, Scott Sherrington and Josie Bolam were on target for the away side to seal the points.
Blackthorn Rovers remain rooted to the bottom as they lost 7-0 at home to Red Row Brick Club, however, they more than matched their opponents until a goal on 35 minutes opened the floodgates, Adam Shanks grabbed four, Paul Jewson an own goal and a strike on his debut to cap a man-of-the-match display from Craig Keen sent the Brick Club home with a welcome victory.
Bedlington Barrington Arms still have a 100 per cent record at the top of Division Two as they crushed North End Trap 7-0 at home – David Scott, two, Colin Madigan, two, Paul Dunn, Dan Dargue and Paul McGlen the scorers.
Felton FC are hot on the heels of the leaders and recorded an emphatic 9-1 win against visiting River Coquet, Tony Brown with four goals, Dale Kennedy, two, Gavin McCann, Scott McMullen and Kevin Elliot doing the damage, Dan Fairbridge with a consolation for the Coquet lads.
The prolific Karl Davison bagged two more goals for his side Newbiggin Bankhouse but it wasn’t enough as they drew 2-2 at home to Ashington Hirst Industrial, who had Mark Taylor and Gary Wallace to thank for their point.
Ellington hosted Morpeth Chantry and served up a nine-goal feast, which the Morpeth outfit won 6-3, Dean Short bagged a hat-trick for the home side. However, Liam Marshall also hit a treble and a double from David Kewn also helped Chantry to a much-needed win.
Amble Dock Hotel are going through a bad run of form and it continued as they when down 4-1 at home to Village Inn, Longframlington, who had top scorer Jackie Angus among the goals, with two more to add to his season’s tally.