County cup joy for Stocksfield and Hexham
Published at 10:37, Monday, 11 February 2013
TYNEDALE has produced two further county cup semi-finalists with both Stocksfield and Hexham making progress at the weekend.
Northern Alliance Premier Division outfit Stocksfield came from behind to defeat rivals Blyth Town 2-1 to join Ponteland United in the final four of the prestigious Senior Benevolent Bowl.
Meanwhile, Hexham, of Division One, had no such problems as they thumped Division Two strugglers Grainger Park BC 5-0 in the Minor Cup quarter-finals.
Wallington edged a thriller with rivals Ponteland United to go back to the top of Division One, Sam Walton securing a 3-2 victory for his side with a late strike.
There were defeats for Heddon and Prudhoe Town, the former losing 1-0 at home to Newcastle University and Town returning from Kirkbymoorside with a 3-2 defeat to mull over.
Hexham Phoenix proved they are genuine title contenders in the Hexham and District Sunday League as they turned over reigning champions Halfway House Prudhoe 7-2 on their own turf.
Bardon Mill, meanwhile, went back to the top of Division Two with a 5-2 victory over Newbrough Argyles.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.