North Northumberland League round-up

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With the majority of clubs involved in Minor Cup duty only two league fixtures in Division Two went ahead.

Eglingham FC are finding it hard and against Embleton WR they conceded eleven times with a Jack Gibson goal their only consolation.

Hat-tricks from Dan Wilkin and Kyle Kennedy, two by Spencer Eardsly and single strikes from Joe Sleighthome, Liam and Jordan Turnbull made up the Embleton total.

Springhill also had a good win as they netted seven times against Alnmouth.

Ritchie Green led the way with four goals and Michael Antcliffe, Daryll Bell and Colin Young were also on the score sheet.

An Ashley Pendrich own goal was Alnmouth’s reply.

In the NFA Minor Cup Alnmouth United, Amble St Cuthbert, Tweedmouth Rangers and Belford all won through to the next round.

Alnmouth United beat West Allotment Celtic A 3-2 after extra-time at home.

Amble St Cuthbert saw off Tyne and Wear Metro 5-2, Tweedmouth Rangers coasted through 8-0 away to Craster whilst Belford had a successful day down on Tyneside, beating North Shields 4-3.

Bamburgh Castle also progressed by default as their opponents, Heddon, have folded, and the NNL side received a bye. And it was a similar story for Lowick United, who also received a bye following the demise of Hedgeley Rovers.

There was no joy for Highfields United, however, as they were knocked out after a heavy 9-2 away defeat to Blyth Town Interim. Wooler Reserves went out following their extra-time defeat away to Rothbury, North Sunderland lost 9-2 away to Gosforth Bohemiens Reserves and Tweedmouth Harrow failed to make it through after going down 1-0 at Red Row.

Wooler were leading 1-0 against Willington Quay Saints when their game was abandoned after 75 minutes.

Both teams are now waiting to see if the result will stand or whether the game will have to be replayed at a later date.