Tyneside Amateur League side Haltwhistle Jubilee continued their good form in the Northumberland FA Minor Cup on Saturday. 

The Jubes were involved in an eight-goal thriller against Blyth Spartans Reserves at the Burn, which they won 5-3 to progress into the quarter finals. 

Paul Wilson netted a hat-trick for Haltwhistle, while James Charteries and Jack Barker also scored. 
Manager Cameron Bell was delighted with the victory. 

However, he was quick to praise Blyth, who only brought 10 players. 

He said: “The result doesn’t tell the whole story as our opponents only turned up with 10 men, and played part of second half with nine. 

“Fair play to Blyth who put in a great shift and never gave up.”

Afterwards, Wilson was named man of the match. 

There had been concerns prior to the game about whether or not it would go ahead. 

The fixture was subject of a pitch inspection at the Burn on Saturday morning, and fortunately the weather was better than initially feared.

Their reward is a trip to Bedlington FC Seniors on February 9, in the quarter finals. 

Haltwhistle have no fixture this weekend. They are next in action away to league rivals Ponteland United Reserves on Saturday December 22. 

It’s a fascinating battle at the top of the Tyneside Amateur League. 

Leaders Morpeth FC have 30 points from 13 games, but Ponteland are just a point behind with a game in hand. 

Haltwhistle are third, with 27 points from just 10 games, and have games in hand over both of their rivals.