Springhill and Tweedmouth Rangers to meet in Sanderson Cup Final


This year’s final of the Sanderson Cup in the North Northumberland league will be contested by Springhill and Tweedmouth Rangers.

The two Berwick sides came through their respective semi-finals on Saturday, Springhill beating Bamburgh castle 3-2, Tweedmouth progressing via a penalty shoot-ouit after drawing 3-3 after extra-time against Red Row Welfare.

For Springhill, Antcliffe gave them the lead five minutes in when he lobbed the Bamburgh keeper. Springhill continued to play attacking football with Yule creeping forwards from right back to win a corner from which Young placed the ball perfectly onto the head of Blackhall to make it 0-2.

And it was soon 0-3 when Thompson finished from close range. Bamburgh made a fight of it in the second half but it was too little too late.

Meanwhile, in the Robson Cup, Lowick have made it through to the final after beating Wooler Reserves 3-1 in the semi’s.

Lowick will now hope to reach a second final this coming weekend when they take on Amble St Cuthbert in the semi-finals of the Bilclough Cup.

The only first division game played at the weekend involved North Sunderland and Rothbury, and it resulted in a 5-3 win for the Seahouses outfit.Robert Scott scored twice for the home side, with Neil MacFarlane, Andrew Robertson and Ryan Lillico also all on target. In division two, Duns went on a goal-spree, netting 13 times against Hedgeley Rovers.Stephen Burns hit six for the Berwickshire side, who finished their first season third in the table.