RED ROW BRICK CLUB and local rivals East Chevington went head to head in the semi-final of the George Cave Memorial Cup and in a tense affair it was Chevington who claimed their place in the final with a 2-1 win.
Joe Moscrop scored for Red Row but the tute had heroes in Peter Godfrey and Stu Omen.
Pegswood Ex still look on course to win Division One as a Wyn Fremlin brace secured a 2-0 home win over Amble Pier 81 that made it eight wins from eight games for the Ex.
Bedlington Station Railway are having a cracking first term in the top flight and lie fourth after they beat visiting Stobswood Welfare 3-1 with goals from Jamie Earle, Chris Dobey and Scott Sherrington. Kevin Bell scored the reply.
Woodhorn Lane ended Choppington Travellers Rest’s recent revival with a 2-1 home win. Andy Spratt and David Hepple put them two up before a late Scott Murray strike ensured a tense finish.
Bomarsund SC had a morale boosting 4-1 win at home to the ever improving Blackthorn Rovers. Craig Thompson, Kris Grey and John Bone put the hosts 3-0 up at the break but the second half was even. Andy Thompson got the Bomars’ fourth but Scott Collins grabbed a deserved goal for Rovers.
Bedlington Barrington Arms had a great day as they won 3-0 away to Morpeth Chantry in Division Two thanks to goals from Colin Maddigan, Stu Liversedge and David Scott and closest title contenders Felton FC lost ground as they slumped to a 4-2 defeat at home to Village Inn Longframlington.
Gavin McCann bagged two for the home side but Dan Thompson, with two, Steve Virtue and Ryan Leet won it to put the Village back in the promotion hunt. North End Trap won again thanks to a brace from Rob Morton and a solo strike from Darren Smith in a 3-0 win at Morpeth Chantry.
The Trap lie third with only goal difference separating them, Felton and Village Inn in a tight race for a place in the top flight. Ellington continued an impressive run of form as the young outfit hammered Alnmouth Argyle 7-0 away from home.
Ashington Hirst Industrial are quietly moving up the league as they extended their league run to eight games without defeat. David Sturgeon and Gerrad Donnelly got the goals in a 2-1 win over Newbiggin Bankhouse, who replied through James Longstaff. The Amble derby attracted a larger than usual crowd and Amble Dock Hotel gained sweet revenge over hosts River Coquet who had won the earlier game. Karl Taylor, with two, Dane Dawson, Paul Asquith and Wayne Gair grabbed the goals in an emphatic 5-1 win for the Dock. An Andrew Taylor spot kick was scant consolation for the River.