Harrow, Wooler and Newbiggin win through to NNL semi-finals
It was Anderson Cup quarter-final day in the North Northumberland League and Tweedmouth Harrow, Wooler and Newbiggin Reserves all made it through to the semi-finals.
In the league, Belford beat bottom of the table Alnwick Town Reserves, whilst Rothbury kept themselves in touch with the leaders with a win over Embleton.
Anderson Cup QF
Tweedmouth Harrow 5
North Sunderland 1
Martyn Tait and Robin Brown were both on target as the Harrow took a two goal lead at half time . In the second half Harrow extended their advantage with two further goals from Tait and Brown before the visitors were awarded a penalty which was saved by Greg Wardhaugh. North Sunderland did pull a goal back when Liam Sykes scored, but a Jordan Richardson goal sealed the tie for the Berwick side.
Craster Rovers 1
In a wind affected game Wooler took the lead after 43 minutes through a goal from Thomas Allan . Play was fairly even after half time but on 80 minutes a 25 yard effort from Harry Woolhouse saw Craster draw leve . Five minutes later Connor Cowans chipped the visiting keeper to score the winning goal for Wooler.
Newbiggin Res 5
Newbiggin were worthy winners at the final whistle at a wind swept Welfare ground. Jordan Watson had given the visitors a half time lead but an Evan McEwan goal saw Shilbottle draw level in the second half. Newbiggin came back to take the tie as Watson got his second of the game with further goals coming from Drew Tipple, Rhyan Clark and Stephen Lucas.
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Alnwick Res 0
Four goals up at the interval, Belford kept up the pressure after half time to add another five before the final whistle against basement side Alnwick. Paul Muers led the way with a hat-trick with single goals from Will McLure, Liam Romaines, Kevin Greshon, Max Clark, Kevin France and Dan Tully making up the final total.
In a close first half Embleton netted twice through Danny Donohoe and Jordan Turnbull, but Rothbury came back to lead as Gareth McCann and Michael Old (2) saw them ahead at half time. It was just as close during the second half, but a Dan Thompson goal sealed the win for Rothbury and keeps them hot on the heels of the top two teams at the head of the division .
Fixtures for Saturday, March 3 are:
Bilclough Cup semi-finals (1.30pm KO) - Embleton v Amble St Cuthbert; North Sunderland v Newbiggin Res.
League (2pm)- Wooler v Craster Rovers; Tweedmouth Harrow v Shilbottle; Belford v Rothbury.
Table - North Sunderland 17-38, Tweedmouth Harrow 16-35, Rothbury 15-33, Amble St Cuthbert 16-25, Embleton 18-24, Newbiggin Res 15-23, Belford 17-23, Shilbottle CW 14-17, Wooler 14-16, Craster Rovers 16-16, Alnwick Town Res 16-0.