Northern Alliance Cup wins for Spittal and Wooler
Spittal Rovers made it four wins on the bounce with a resounding 6-1 home win over fifth placed Seaton Sluice on Saturday in the Northern Alliance League Amateur Cup.
Mark Weatherburn netted a brace as part of the half dozen scored to help propel the Seasiders into a second round tie at Newcastle Uni A.
Jadan Eden first fired home the opener from distance .
Moments later they struck again when Weatherburn bundled the ball home - complaints of a foul on Paul Middlemiss waved away by referee Michael Shearer.
Midway through the half, Rovers gave themselves some breathing space when Elliot's poor handling saw Weatherburn nudge the ball away from him to double his own personal tally - Sluice debating furiously that he had kicked the ball out of the goalkeeper's hands to set up the opportunity.
On the stroke of half-time, Kyle Jeffrey put the game beyond Seaton with Spittal’s fourth when he broke down the wing.
Rhys Bloomfield rattled the woodwork early in the second half before Kieran Bullen had a goal chalked off for offside. An own goal made it five before Adam Binks pulled one back for the visitors. Niall Jones then completed scoring with Spittal’s sixth.
In the Development League Cowey Cup Wooler, North Sunderland and Lowick were all in action in the first round.
Wooler won 3-2 at home to Red House Farm after coming from 0-2 down at half-time. Goals from Tom Allan and Connor Conan’s got the Glendale side back on level terms in the second half before Allan popped up to net the winner seven minutes from time following a corner.
On Saturday Wooler are home to Newcastle Chemfica Amateurs in the League.
North Sunderland lost 3-1 at home to Newcastle East End Reserves. On Saturday the Seahouses side find themselves without a game, their next fixture being home to West Jesmond in the NFA Minor Cup on October 5.
Lowick lost 1-0 at home to Newcastle Chemfica Amateurs, and after a run of five successive defeats they will be hoping to get back to winning ways this weekend when they take on Red House Farm in the league.