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Friday, 22 May 2015

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Eleanor’s late show puts Prudhoe in cup final

A LATE goal in extra time from Eleanor Oakenfold booked Prudhoe YC U15 Girls’ place in the final of the Northumberland Girls’ League Cup.

The teenager pounced two minutes before time to earn a dramatic 3-2 victory over Ponteland United.

Strikes from Laura Knox and new signing Karli Nicholson had been twice ruled out by Pont, but Eleanor produced the goods right at the death to avoid the dreaded shootout and move Prudhoe, best served by Kate Holmes, a step closer to getting their hands on the cup.

There was shoot-out agony for Prudhoe YC U14 Girls , as they went out on penalties to lofty opponents Cramlington United following a tight 1-1 draw.

A comfortable win over Bedlington Town Devils shot Wylam Rockettes U10 to the top of the Northumberland Girls’ League.

Lottie Murphy, Fay Scott, Courtney Peel, Ellie Tiffin and Annie Spragg were all on target for Rockettes, while Isla Moor was named girl of the game.

The Rockettes’ success continued as, after a tight first half, Wylam U13 motored through the gears to cruise past North Shields and into the semi-finals of the League Shield.

Georgia Birch, Ellen Packham and Heather Hamilton all notched hat-tricks, while Nicole Callender, a rock at the heart of the Rockettes defence, was named star player.

There was county cup action for Hexham U14 against Montague & Fenham Pirates and a first half headed goal from Nika Sharifi pushed the Pirates off the plank and out of the cup. Whitley Bay await Hexham in the quarter-finals on Sunday.

Hexham Greens U13 maintained their slight advantage at the top of the North East Youth Development League (NEYDL) with an excellent win at Ponteland Predators.

Debutant Owen Murtough netted along with Ben Moralee, George Cook, Jack Johnstone, Joff Carr and Nathan Leadbitter.

A long lay-off due to the weather did not put Hexham U15 off as they progressed past the fourth round of the Pin Point Recruitment Junior Football League Cup with success over Willington Quay.

Bradley Lowes and Tom Quibell both scored twice , and Andrew Knotts, Carl Fairless and Peter Walker all made the score sheet.

Man of the match Sam Mannion did not hit the net but deserved his award by setting up three of the home goals.

The first game for Hexham U12 Greens in the restructured league resulted in a victory against KYPC Rockets in the NEYDL, man of the match Joe Anderson bagging a brace of goals with Alex Wood, Seth Kippax-Jones and Will Roberts all contributing too.

Hexham U12 Whites also made a great start to the new-look mini league with an emphatic win at home against Lemington Lions

Hexham U16 took on Grainger Park who are currently second in their division and, while it was a close game with Joe Shepherd scoring for Hexham, the visitors closed the game out with a 2-1 victory.

Man of the match Matthew Bloomer was at the double for Prudhoe YC U12 Reds as they defeated Red House Farm 3-1 in Pin Point League Two, with Matty Cant getting the other.

Prudhoe YC U16 Reds extended their lead at the top of Pin Point Two to nine points with their 1-0 victory over second placed Blyth Spartans.

Prudhoe YC U12 Rockets were ruthless as they thumped Redheugh Reds 16-0 in the Gateshead 9v9 Youth League, while Prudhoe YC U11 Rockets defeated KYPC Rockers 5-1.

Prudhoe YC U13 Blues were 6-0 victors over Blyth Spartans in Pin Point Four, Prudhoe YC U12 Yellows defeated Wideopen 6-2 in League Five and Newbiggin Hall fell to a 3-0 loss at Prudhoe YC U15 Blues in Pin Point Four.

There were losses for Prudhoe YC U11 Reds (6-0 v Tynemouth Yellows), U12 (7-2 v Redheugh Whites), and U15 Reds (5-1 v Cramlington Town Yellows).

In a derby between Prudhoe YC U14 Yellows and Prudhoe Town U14, the latter raced into a 2-0 lead with goals from top scorer Brandon Smith and the impressive Liam Kelly.

With joint star players midfielder Dale Robinson and goalkeeper Ryan Newbrook excelling, Town held on to secure three points despite Yellows hitting one back.