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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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Georgia fires young Rockettes into cup final

GOAL machine Georgia Birch continued her imperious form by booking Wylam Rockettes U14’s place in the cup final.

The hot shot scored all five goals in Wylam’s 5-3 win over Longhoughton to give them an aggregate victory of 10-4 in their Northumberland Girls’ League Cup semi.

But she was overlooked for the honour of being named girl of the game with that accolade going to Becky Lynch who was central to many of her side’s best moves.

Wylam Rockettes U13 avenged last week’s cup defeat to Newcastle East End with a 3-0 away win as they were driven forward by star performer Franchesca Chilton.

Antonia Cave grabbed a brace and Maria Stamp also notched in a game in which keeper Catherine Campbell’s penalty save was arguably the turning point.

Chloe Sayer marked her return from injury with a goal and a girl of the game performance for Wylam Rockettes U12 in their 4-2 win over Westgate Juniors. Abby Brown went two goals better as her hat-trick saw Wylam pick up all three points.

Wylam Rockettes U11 Rebels caused a shock as they ended AE Phoenix’s unbeaten record with goals from Fay Scott and Courtney Peel earning the Rebels a 2-0 triumph. Both efforts were assisted by girl of the game Sophie Walsh.

Defender Erin Woods was unable to prevent a 1-0 defeat for Wylam Rockettes U11 Rascals despite an exceptional display, while Wylam Rockettes U10 lost 3–0 to league leaders Newcastle East End in a game in which their goalkeeper Leah Betts was named girl of the game.

Without a recognised goalkeeper, Prudhoe YC U17 Reds conceded in the opening two minutes of their Challenge Shield quarter-final tie at Blyth Spartans.

With Thomas Tremble and Ben Smith donning the gloves for a half each, Prudhoe managed to pull it around, with Adam Greenwood and Kieran Russel netting to set up a semi-final date with Newcastle Pin Point.

Man of the match Ben Stokoe and teammate Ben Bloomer were both on target as Prudhoe YC U13 Reds defeated Newcastle East End 2-1.

Ponteland United U12 Pumas rounded off a good season with a 10th straight victory, beating Amble 3-2.

Nick Channon scored twice and Thomas Hewson got the other, while Ben Walker picked up the man of the match award.

Star player Ben Anderson was joined on the scoresheet by Matteo Addis as Ponteland United U15 Independiente made it through in the KO Cup courtesy of a 2-1 win over Backworth Park Minors.

Goals from Jimmy Summers-Irvine and Ethan Bewley earned Ponteland United U16 a 2-0 victory away to Whickham Fellside Yellows. Captain Daniel Hadfield was named man of the match.

Despite a goal from Will Carr and a man of the match display from Tim Bryce, Ponteland United U14 Predators went down 4-1 at Longhoughton.

Hamish Gardner netted a consolation for Ponteland United U11 Pumas as they lost 3-1 to Cramlington United Lions, Hani Akran named star man.

Four goals from man of the match Alex Wood was not enough to earn Hexham U13 Greens the three points as they shared 12 goals in a thrilling encounter with Hazelrigg Barca. Seth Kippax Jones added his name to the scoresheet with a double.

Pride of place went to Hexham U15 who defeated Montague and Fenham 5-2, while Hexham U11 were the only other side to pick up a result as they drew 3-3 at Lemington Lions.

Elsewhere, Hexham U12 Greens lost 6-0 at Newcastle City Inter and Hexham U12 Whites went down 5-1 at Bedlington. Whitley Bay did the double as they beat Hexham U16 2-1 and Hexham U14 6-0, while Hexham U13 Whites lost 6-1 at league leaders Monkseaton.