Cup joy for Lowick and Amble in NNL

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Lowick won the Bilclough Cup in the North Northumberland League on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Wooler Reserves in the final.

But there was no joy for Springhill, who on Friday went down 4-2 to Amble St Cuthbert in the final of the Robson Cup.

Both games were played at St James’ Park in Alnwick.

But following an unsavoury incident at the Bilclough Final the League was forced to issue the following statement:

“May we through your newspaper apologise to the elderly couple who attended the Bilclough Cup Final at Alnwick on Saturday and were subjected to foul language and actually had alcohol thrown over them by an, allegedly , supporter of one of the clubs .

“We would like to assure them that this is not acceptable behaviour and we, as a league committee, will seriously consider our options when dealing with this matter.

“Once again on behalf of all concerned with the NNFL please accept our sincere apologies.”

Dave Trench

League Secretary.

On the pitch Lowick took a 2-0 half-time lead through Euan Sherry. Wooler then had two players sent off in the second half, and Sherry had a chance to complete his hat-trick from the penalty spot, but failed to convert.

The previous evening Springhill went down 4-2 to Amble. Michael Antcliffe gave the Berwick side a first half lead, but Amble hit back with three goals in a 15 minute burst before half-time, with Liam Ramsay bagging two and Connor Straughton netting the other.

An own goal saw Springhill get back to 3-2 early in the second half, but withithin two minutes they conceded a penalty and Reece Ramsay made the game safe.

*Tomorrow (Wednesday) Belford play Tweedmouth Harrow, needing a point to secure the second division championship after Amble appealed an earlier result.

Belford originally celebrated winning the league, but Lynemouth played an ineligible player in a game against Amble, which they won.

The League ordered a replay, and Amble won, which means Belford now need at least a draw to take the title.