Robson is extra time hero for Allendale Fireballs
Published at 07:41, Wednesday, 20 March 2013
ALLENDALE Fireballs and Corbridge United are the first teams to reach the semi-finals of the Challenge Shield following wins over Ryton and Crawcrook Albion and Haydon Bridge respectively on Saturday morning.
The Ryton side missed a number of chances during an evenly balanced first half but it remained goalless at half-time.
Ben Miller opened the scoring for the Dale soon after the break as they began to dominate the second period.
The visitors looked to have clinched victory but were rocked by a Ryton equaliser with star man Ben Pentland netting with almost the last kick of normal time.
With Matty Koranteng man of the match for Allendale and youngster Ronan Humphries bravely overcoming an injury they battled back with Harry Robson scoring an extra-time winner.
Corbridge United proved too strong for Haydon Bridge in booking their place in the last four with Patrick McCleary and James Percival hitting doubles in an 8-1 victory.
Harry Furness, Thomas Lock and the excellent Dan Joyce also scored with Corbridge’s other counter coming from an own goal.
The promising George Priest netted a consolation goal for the Haydonians.
Throckley Magpies AC continued their good run with a round one 5-2 defeat of Hexham although the scoreline was a little harsh on the visitors’ fighting display.
Marksmen for the Throckley outfit were Evann Jardine, Aaron Robinson, Mark Russell, Ethan Wears and man of the match, Paul Turnbull.
Thomas Robinson starred for the visitors who replied through Jack Chicken and Aaron Hardy.
Throckley Magpies Inter also reached the second round with the 4-0 defeat of Wark with goals from Dan Dugaid, Keane Gair, Robbie Rowntree and Leon Toward.
Ethan Nisbett impressed for the winners but the hosts were often denied by Inter keeper Rhys Johnson whose opposite number, Niall Buchanan, also excelled.
In form Ben Ridley hit a hat-trick for Prudhoe YC Blues as they took advantage of their main rivals Throckley Magpies Inter being involved on Challenge Shield duty to regain the leadership of Division One with the 6-1 defeat of neighbours Stocksfield.
Harry Bailey, Connor Gillion and Cameron Richardson also scored for treble seekers Prudhoe with Jake Lynch netting in reply while Archie Leonard was prominent for Stocksfield.
In the only other First Division game of the day Wylam Rockets entertained Haltwhistle United in a high scoring encounter with both sides making light of the wet conditions but it was the Rockets who came out on top 6-4.
James Melton set the home youngsters on the way to only their second win of the campaign when he met a Ben Robinson corner with a cracking half volley from just outside the box to leave the keeper helpless.
Jake Anderson notched a hat-trick with Andrew Dalton and star performer, Ben Robinson, also scoring.
Adam Shipley was on target with a treble for Halty who also netted through Johnie Redden with Arron Davidson starring for the visitors.
Throckley Magpies AC U9s kept their hopes of the Second Division championship alive by returning to winning ways with the 8-1 defeat of their Inter counterparts.
Man of the match Michael Ndiweni hit a double as did Owen Tulip with other goals for Inter who were best served by defender Jake Mead.
Third and fourth placed Wylam Rockets U9s and Corbridge United U9s met with the latter coming out on top 6-2.
Corey Dover and star man Finlay Marsden both netted twice with Angus Buchanan and Philippe King-Lewis also scoring for Corbridge.
Ben Haslam and Daniel Lazenby replied for Wylam whose man of the match was Daniel Lavery.
Late goals in both halves clinched the points for Wark U9s in their 2-1 win over Hexham Whites U9s as the impressive Brandon Bland struck twice.
Aaron Kroese was on target for the home side with Matthew Nesti their top performer.
Shay Dickinson hit a brace and Scott Hawkins one as Haydon Bridge U9s won 3-1 away to Prudhoe YC U9s.
Callum Pattinson found the net for the Youth Club with Jack Swinburn their star man. Brody Pusey and Charlie Welson were also prominent while Iona Burville showed up well for the Haydonians.
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