Heaton Stannington beat Ponteland to lift their second trophy

Jonathon Wright struck twice and sub Kevin Carr added the other ahead of their title showdown against Blyth Town at South Newsham today.

HEATON Stannington lifted their second trophy of the season as they beat Ponteland United 3-0 in the Northumberland FA Senior Benevolent Bowl Final in midweek.

Jonathon Wright struck twice and sub Kevin Carr added the other ahead of their title showdown against Blyth Town at South Newsham today.

It's a must-win game for Town who are suffering a load of injuries and spare a thought for chairwoman Sandra Orr, who is down at Wembley for the FA Cup final as a guest of Budweiser, when she would rather be at the big Alliance game!

Seaton Delaval entertain Wallsend Town with Ross Symington and Ray Oshin both unavailable, but the Red Devils will have Blyth Spartans’ Daniel Maguire back, and Michael Scott is also expected to return.

On the development front, former Delaval and Morpeth Town player Callum Morris, who is now at Dunfermline, was recently named in the Scottish PFA team of the year.

"All of us at Delaval are absolutely chuffed for him – it honestly couldn't happen to a more genuine, quality lad," said boss Michael Jeffels.

Ashington Colliers boss David Brown is hoping to include Andrew Carr and Steven Slaughter in his squad, while fitness tests will be given to defender Iain Nickalls and David Brown ahead of their trip to Carlisle City.

The Sky Blues are still without the injured Adam Bradley and Robbie Mather. Jack Walker and Josh Simpson continue in the squad.

Amble United host Killingworth Sporting and Harraby United take on Whitley Bay A.

In Division One, if Wallington beat Cramlington Town at Oakford Park they will be champions and in Division Two, North Shields Athletic need just a point from their big game against title rivals Birtley Saint Joseph.

JON TAIT

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