Ashbrooke Belford House spot on in cup drama

Boldon CA (white) battle Silksworth CW in Saturday's Monkwearmouth Cup tie
Boldon CA (white) battle Silksworth CW in Saturday's Monkwearmouth Cup tie
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ASHBROOKE Belford House reached the third round of the Shipowners’ Cup – but they needed a penalty shoot-out to see off Spennymoor Town Reserves.

A rip-roaring six-goal thriller ended level at the end of extra time before Ashbrooke went through 5-4 on penalties.

Nathan Fisher fired Moors into a seventh-minute lead and, after Mark Green equalised 10 minutes later, Carl Beasley’s men built up a two-goal cushion courtesy of Fisher, who completed a superb first-half hat-trick.

However, the Wearsiders mounted a spirited second-half rally and, following Martin Deacon’s strike on the hour, they restored parity with a Nathan Burrell header 10 minutes later.

Easington Colliery gained revenge for a defeat by Sunderland West End in their previous game when they emerged 4-2 winners in the same competition.

Liam Wintrip and Luke Page struck in the opening 17 minutes for the Colliers, but two minutes later Barry Turton halved the deficit, maintaining his amazing record of scoring in every game bar one this season.

David Paul and Wintrip swept Easington into a 4-1 lead and Turton only bagged his second goal three minutes from time.

Stockton Town crushed Seaton Carew in their second round tie as the goals flowed from man-of-the-match Kallum Hannah, with a hat-trick, Tony Johnson (2) and Carlton McCabe.

Silksworth CW succumbed 4-1 at Boldon CA in the first round of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup.

Liam Clark and Adam Smith gave the South Tynesiders a two-goal cushion and, although leading scorer Liam Gill threw the Colliers a lifeline, Boldon romped home with second-half strikes from Clark and Brodie Simpson.