Plenty of goals in Sunday’s best

Morpeth Sunday League round-up

Division One

ONLY one fixture took place in the top flight as Bedlington Barrington Arms hosted rock bottom Bomarsund SC, who are still looking for their first win of the season.

The visitors started brightest but midway through the half the always dangerous David Scott turned smartly to fire the home side ahead to make it 1-0 at the end of the half. However, the Monkey will rue missed chances in the second half as John Bone fired a late equaliser for the Bomar after some great build-up play from young sub Liam Freebairn as the score ended 1-1 in an end-to-end encounter.

Division Two

VILLAGE Inn Longframlington are now top of Division Two as they smashed five away to East Chevington, who had David Shepherd and Peter Godfrey on the scoresheet. But a Gavin Thompson hat-trick and two from Jackie Angus saw the Village win 5-2.

Amble Dock Hotel showed no mercy to understrength neighbours North End Trap as Karl Taylor (four), Scott Fulton (two), Alex Potts (two) and a Jimmy Young strike saw them canter to a 9-0 home win.

Felton have had a surprisingly poor start to the season and this continued as they slumped to an emphatic 11-3 defeat at home to Morpeth Riverside Lodge.

Raymond Brown got all of Felton’s goals but five from Darren Percy, Mark Chapman (two), David Trench, Stu Spiers, Brian Fisher and an own-goal saw the Lodge record their first league win of the season.

Blackthorn Rovers are in red-hot form at the minute and they won again as they beat hosts Newbiggin Bankhouse 3-0 with strikes from Craig Murray, young Micky Carr, who notched his first goal in senior football, and a delightful lob from veteran player- manager Brian Brodie.

River Coquet FC won 8-0 away to Alnmouth Argyle and have the man in form at the moment in Jordan Roper as he followed up his hat-trick with four more on Sunday, Lance Burton, Dan Fairbridge, Gary Taylor and a penalty from Andy Taylor completed the rout.


THE league had three clubs competing in the First Round of the Sunday County Cup.

Last year’s runners-up Pegswood Ex fell at the first hurdle as they were well beaten 5-1 away to Newcastle Daisy Hill.

Stobswood Welfare suffered penalty heartache as they drew 1-1 away to Corbridge but lost the shoot out 4-2.

However, Stakeford Half Moon kept the flag flying for the MSL as they came from behind to record a fantastic victory away to North Shields Billy Mill. Trailing 2-1, the Half Moon came back as goals from Joe Moscrop and a brace from Scott Sherrington saw them into the quarter-finals with a 3-2 win.