THEY needed penalties, but Haltwhistle Railway booked their place in the next round of the Northumberland FA Sunday Cup.

A goal from Billy Rogan saw the west Northumberland side draw 1-1 with Cramlington Brockwell, and it was over to who could keep their nerve in the dreaded shoot-out.

All five of Haltwhistle’s spot kickers were on the money and goalkeeper Graham Gradwell pulled off a great stop to see Railway make tracks courtesy of a 5-4 victory.

Prudhoe Halfway House suffered their first defeat in Division One as they well were beaten by an on song Hexham Phoenix. Scott Coates and Callum Duncan both found the back of the net twice, and they were joined on the scoresheet by man of the match Luke Parkinson and Owen Murtough. Prudhoe’s reply came from Josh Mottram, while Jake Mottram was named star man.

Wark picked up a vital three points as they returned from Heddon with a 4-0 victory.

Andy Hall scored twice and Harry Davidson and Ryan Gardner also netted, with Jack Darcy picking up the man of the match award. Joe O’Donnell starred for hosts Heddon.

There were five different scorers for Riding Mill as they defeated Crawcrook Fox and Hounds 5-1. Man of the match Shaun Vipond, Ben Ives, James Reay, Dale Dodds and Joe Mack all registered for the guests.

A hat-trick from Liam Garrett helped FC Ryton to a 6-2 victory at Heddon United Reserves in Division Two. Jeb Atkinson scored twice and Taylor Havery got the other.

Two goals from Tom Thirlwell helped Halfway House United to a 5-2 success against Up The Street. Matthew Hopkins, Sam Mannion and Lewis Gowans also found the back of the net.

Ryton Michelangelo’s were 2-0 victors over Hexhamshire, but the game between Heddon United U23 and Barrasford was postponed.