Pier stroll into cup semi


AMBLE Pier 81 eased into the last four of the George Cave Memorial Cup as they recorded a 4-1 win at home to an inept Bomarsund SC, who actually took the lead through Alex Lawson.

But as soon as Shaun Taylor levelled for the hosts, it was game over as they dominated the rest of the match.

Two goals from Josh Hay and a solo strike from sub Chris Glass in the second-half secured a victory that could have been more but for poor finishing and a great display from the away side’s young keeper Neil Crichton.

Woodhorn Lane advanced to the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup as they won 2-1 away from home against Stobswood Welfare.

Richie Hall was the hero with both his side’s goals, while Stefan Tweddle scored for the home side.

Ellington FC have had a terrific 2011 so far, losing only once and the young side now have an ACS Dobfar Cup final appearance to look forward to as they edged a nail-biter at home to Felton FC.

Tony Brown gave the visitors the lead but the impressive John Ramm saw the semi-final go all the way to a shoot-out, which the Ellington lads eventually won 4-3 to break Felton hearts.

In Division Two, it was normal service for Bedlington Barrington Arms as they humbled River Coquet FC with a 6-1 win at home. David Scott and David ‘Woody’ Woodcock grabbed two apiece, McGlen and Liversedge were the other marksmen.

Ashington Hirst Industrial have been turning heads of late and moved further up the table with an impressive 4-0 win at home to Morpeth Chantry.

Star man Gary Wallace grabbed two goals, with the others coming from veteran David Sturgeon and a rare Paul Jamieson goal.

James Longstaff, Tony Messenger and Ross Adams got the goals that saw Newbiggin Bankhouse overcome visitors Amble Dock Hotel 3-2 to grab three valuable points.

Alnmouth Argyle returned to reality after last week’s first-ever victory as they lost 4-1 at home to Sporting Club Morpeth.

It’s congratulations to Division One leaders Pegswood Ex-Servicemen, as they did themselves and the league proud with a 3-1 win at home to Seaton Sluice in the semi-final of the NFA County Cup, thanks to goals from Lee McAndrew, Wyn Fremlin and Paul Straker.

They now face Blakelaw SC in the final and everyone from the Morpeth Sunday League wishes them all the best.