Travellers keep going

Morpeth Sunday League Row Brick Club v Travellers Rest (hoops). Steve Miller.
Morpeth Sunday League Row Brick Club v Travellers Rest (hoops). Steve Miller.


CHOPPINGTON Travellers Rest are starting to put a great run of form together and they managed another good win in Division One as they travelled to Red Row Brick Club and came away with all three points in a 4-2 win.

Damien Mullen and veteran defender Marky Miller put them two up early on but Adam Shanks pulled a goal back for the hosts.

Mullen got his second to restore the two-goal advantage and the home side made it hard for themselves in the second half when a red card reduced them to 10 men. Shanks got his second but the prolific Steven Young sealed the win for the Travs as his sublime chip made it 4-2.

Bomarsund SC went into their home game against Woodhorn Lane reeling from a three-game losing streak but managed to find a way to grab all the points in a great game that was a credit to the league.

Both sides played free-flowing, attractive football but both defences stood firm and, despite the visitors having the better of the first period, the sides went into the half level at 0-0. Bomar went ahead midway through the second half as a great move down the left saw the ball squared to Ross Muter, who made no mistake from six yards. But the lead didn’t last long as barely two minutes later Richie Hall scored one of the best headers you could wish to see as he rose above everyone and buried an unstoppable goal from a corner, the ball flying high into the net, giving the keeper no chance.

However, the Bomar managed a much-needed win as super-sub defender Ryan Bell broke from his own half and played two reverse passes with team-mates to glide into the box and slot home the winner with 12 minutes left to make it 2-1 to the home side.

The Division Two title race was blown wide open as second placed Felton FC inflicted the first league defeat of the season upon leaders and hosts Bedlington Barrington Arms.

David Scott and Liam Vietch scored for the Monkey but James Dixon and a double from Ryan Copeland moved the visitors to within three points and with a game in hand.

Darren Smith was the star for North End Trap as he blasted four goals in his side’s 6-0 win away to Amble Dock Hotel, Rob Morton and David Whenray completed the rout.

Morpeth Chantry were the day’s hot-shots as they showed no mercy to bottom club Alnmouth Argyle in a 15-1 home win.

David Kewn had a field day as he struck seven times. Peter Allaway, four, Liam O’Brien, Rob Wilkinson, Stuart Melville and Ian Marshall were the other scorers and Alnmouth could only reply with an own-goal to cap their bad day.

Darren Percy’s hat-trick helped fire Sporting Club to a much-needed home win as they overcame River Coquet 4-1. Steven Bird was the other home marksmen and the River replied through the in-form Lance Burton (report right).

Ellington won 4-1 at home to Newbiggin Bankhouse thanks to solo strikes from Andrew Neil, Gaz Brotherton, Richard Packard and John Ramm.

The day’s final game saw Village Inn, Longframlington entertain Ashington Hirst Industrial and the two sides shared six goals and the points in a 3-3 draw.