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Saturday, 23 May 2015

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Wylam target quarter-final victory

VICTORY for Hexham and District Sunday League leaders Wylam will send them into the semi-finals of the Minor Cup.

They face a trip to Stobswood, currently fifth in the Morpeth League with eight wins from 12 league games, to book their place in the county's second biggest competition for Sunday teams.

Wylam have sitting idle for weeks now due to the adverse weather but have been in impressive form, losing just one of their 12 league games this term.

In more domestic competition, Hexham Phoenix and Stocksfield will battle it out as a place in the final four of the John Pickworth League Cup is up for grabs.

It is quarter-finals day in the two KO cups too, Haltwhistle Conservatives and Barasford meeting in what should be a cracker for a chance to progress.

The victor of the tie will play the winner of the other quarter-final between the division's bottom two of The Falcon Prudhoe and Rose and Crown Bellingham.

Meanwhile, Ryton and Crawcrook Albion and Prudhoe Town will go head-to-head in a first round tie with Stocksfield waiting for them in the quarters.

In the Division Two equivalent, Bardon Mill will find out how they will face for a place in the final as Warden Boatside and Swinburne Arms Stamfordham are in quarter-finals action, as are Dr Syntax Prudhoe and Hexham Hearts.

Bardon Mill, however, will be in Mick Simmons Trophy action as their home game with Division One's Allendale is the only A Division game scheduled.

In B Division, Acomb Welfare entertain Division Two champions Prudhoe Social Club while Haydon Bridge Anchor welcome divisional rivals Phoenix Chopwell to Low Hall Park.