Tweedmouth Rangers 8-2 Rothbury

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It’s a case of as you were at the top of the North Northumberland League with Shilbottle and Tweedmouth rangers tied at the top.

On Saturday Shilbottle beat Highfields 5-2, whilst Rangers won 8-2 at home to Rothbury.

After two weeks without a game Tweedmouth were rusty in the opening 10 minuets with Rothbury taking the lead through Gavin Dick.

This was the wake up call needed as Tweedmouth started to up their game.

Cromarty got on the end of a Dodd throw to pull it back to level terms and shortly after Simpson fired home from the edge of the box. Robertson scored his first of three just before half time.

The second half saw six goals in total. Simpson got his second with a neat finish one on one with the keeper then Robertson lobbed the keeper to get his second,

Steel also lobbed the keeper with a free kick from the half way line. Robertson latched on to a through ball from Cromarty to complete his hat-trick and the eighth came from Rudy McLeod.

Rothbury got their second when Cromarty gave away a penalty which Craig Sutton converted.

Wayne Donaghy and Craig Young were the Highfields scorers as they went down to Shilbottle.

Also in the first division Springhill went down 3-1 at home to Red Row, with Colin Young their scorer.

Tweedmouth Harrow, meanwhile, gained their first points of the season as they won 4-1 away to North Sunderland.

Mark and Craig Anderson, Johnny Blythe and Johnny Gill were the harrow scorers, with Jordan King netting for the Seahouses side.

In the second division it was derby day with Wooler Reserves entertaining Lowick, and it was the visitors who emerged as 3-1 victors to keep them joint top of the table with Wansbeck, who won 7-0 away at Alnmouth.

Paul Wood, Mark Dunlop and Kevin Greshon all scored for Lowick, with Wooler’s goal coming from Kyle Jeffrey.

In the Runciman Cup Craster lost 4-1 at home to Amble St Cuthbert after extra-time, whilst Duns progressed with a 9-1 away win over Hedgeley.