AS Cumberland FA’s representatives in the Northern Counties Senior Championship, Gillford Park did the league proud by beating West Riding flag bearers Campion down in Yorkshire. The Park won 2-0 with first half goals scored by Tom Brocklebank and Dan Rayson.
In the league, Ponteland United ended their lean spell with a 4-1 win away to struggling Carlisle City.
Last week’s expulsion of Gateshead Leam Rangers and deletion of their record had little effect on the pecking order at the head of the table where Heddon and Walker Central are still leading the field. Both picked up maximum points again although Heddon were made to battle hard to secure a 2-1 verdict away to Newcastle University.
With two games in hand and an unbeaten run spanning 11 games, Walker Central are targeting pole position and were convincing 3-1 victors at Seaton Delaval.
For the second time this season Blyth Town and visitors Heaton Stannington figured in a stalemate, this time finishing level at 1-1.
In the second round of the Bosch Power Tools Challenge Cup there were victories for Ashington Colliers and Harraby Catholic Club. The Colliers made the cut by beating cup visitors Shankhouse 3-1 with replies from David Brown (2) and Lee Sparrow after Lee Gustard had opened the scoring for their opponents.
Harraby Catholic Club also made home advantage count and won 2-0 to end the hopes of Cramlington Town. Both goals were scored in the opening half by Rob Bainbridge and Marc Shiel.