Six-goal thriller at Spittal

North Northumberland League round-up

Division One

A Johnny Johnson hat-trick plus a Gareth McCann goal saw Bamburgh Castle win the local derby at Seahouses with Ross Stanton, Ryan Lillico and Ryan Thomson on the score-sheet for North Sunderland.

At Rothbury, Richard Hooks, Michael Old and Matt Cane were the marksmen as they beat Springhill, whose single goal-scorer was Daryll Bell.

Tweedmouth Harrow 2 Shilbottle CW 4

Shilbottle continued their winning run at the top of the league with this victory at the Billendean, Spittal.

The Colliers got off to a flying start and, playing some tremendous football, had shot into a four-goal lead within the first 20 minutes of play.

They took the lead after only three minutes when Liam Brooks forced the ball home from a right -wing corner, having earlier had an effort well saved by the Harrow keeper.

The advantage was doubled on 12 minutes when Richard Brown shot home from a tight angle following a quickly-taken throw-in.

A couple of minutes later, it was three, as Liam Brooks again finished off a well-worked team goal.

A fourth goal followed on 20 minutes as Chris Graham found his brother Matty in the box, who made no mistake with a well-struck shot.

At this stage, it looked as though a landslide victory was on the cards, but the Harrow hit back with two goals in a five-minute spell just before the break to get back into the game.

Shilbottle led by 4-2 at the interval, but the second half proved to be a bit of an anticlimax.

The Harrow tried hard to reduce the deficit further and the Colliers had chances to increase their lead, but the match ended without any further goals and Shilbottle ended up worthy winners.

Shilbottle: R Tudor, B Balmbra, C Graham, R Hume, R Murray, P Grey, M Graham, B Wake, C Flanighan, L Brooks, R Brown, S McEwan, S Shendon.

Shilbottle’s man-of-the-match: Phil Grey.

Division Two

In Division Two, leaders Wansbeck AFC continue to head the table after goals from Michael Freathy (two), Peter Roberts and Martin Humble saw them beat Amble St Cuthbert, whose only reply was a Peter Montgomery goal.

Second-placed Lowick United had to be content with a share of the points against third-placed Craster Rovers as they shared four goals in their match.

Gary Fairbairn and Neil Jefferson were the Lowick scorers with Shaun Toal scoring twice for Craster.

Hat-tricks from Graeme Tait and Jamie Nicholson gave Duns FC a comfortable win at Hedgeley Rovers.

Alnmouth Utd gained a welcome win as David Brown, Callum Henderson and Judd Donohoe netted in the victory over Lynemouth Anglers, whose single goal-scorer was Callum Routledge.

Anderson Cup, Prelim Round

Peter McAskill (two) and a Gary Robertson goal saw Tweedmouth Rangers beat local rivals Highfields Utd with Lewis Hayes scoring for the visitors.