Tweedmouth Rangers to face Shilbottle in Anderson Cup Final


The Anderson Cup Final will be contested by two of the top sides in the Northumberland first division.

Leaders Shilbottle will take on third placed Tweedmouth Rangers after the sides came through their semi-final clashes at the weekend.

Shilbottle beat Springhill 8-1, whilst Tweedmouth saw off Red Row Welfare by the odd goal in five.

Josh Hay netted a hat-trick as Shilbottle overcame their Berwick opposition. Matty Graham scored twice with Liam Bridges, Paul White and Calvin Flannigan also all on target.

Springhill’s solitary reply came from Colin Young.

Tweedmouth, meanwhile, had Peter McAskill, Lee Dodd and Rudi Mcleod to thank for their victory over Red Row, who put up a fight with goals from Jack Small and Darren Smith.

In the Robson Cup semi-final Wansbeck progressed through to the final with a comfortable 6-1 away win over Craster.

Dave Baker was the lone Craster scorer, whilst wansbeck had Brent Aisbett and Michael Freathy both scoring twice, their other counters coming from Chris Phillips and Ritchie Hall.

Bamburgh consolidated their position of second in the first division with a solid 6-1 away win over Tweedmouth Harrow.

Johnny Blythe was the lone scorer for the home side, who were dominated throughout by the visitors, who had James Dixon and Gareth McCann both netting twice. Bamburgh’s other goals came courtesy of Peter Maughan and Johnny Johnson.

Highfields and North Sunderland started the day with just two points separating them in the table, but by the end of the afternoon the Seahouses side had opened up a five point gap.

The visitors took the spoils with a 3-1 win, their goals coming from Nail McFarlane, Chris Hay and Ryan Thompson. Highfields’ sole goal came from Simon Hargreaves.

In the second division Lowick concluded their league season with a 4-1 away win over Hedgeley, which meanty they finished runners-up behind Wansbeck.

Ben Fairbairn, Paul Wood and Alan Thompson (2) were all on the scoresheet, with Richard Johnson the Hedgeley scorer.

Duns picked up another three points with a 3-0 away win over Embleton, where Sean Robertson, Stephen Burns and James Lackenby were all on target for the Berwickshire side.