LIAM Blair was the hero as Haltwhistle Jubilee lifted the Clayton Cup following a dramatic final on Friday.

Haltwhistle and Ponteland United were locked together at 0-0 after 90 minutes.

But in the penalty shoot-out which followed, goalkeeper Blair saved three vital spot kicks as his side won 8-7 on penalties.

It was sweet revenge for the Jubes, who lost 5-0 against the same opposition in last year's final.

Contested during the summer, the historic Clayton Cup has been contested by local football teams for generations.

Read the full report in this week's Hexham Courant.