A LEAGUE and cup double is on for Haltwhistle Jubilee after they cruised into the final of the Tyneside Amateur Shield.

The Blue and Whites took on Morpeth Town Seniors at the Burn on Saturday, and enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 semi-final win.

But that didn’t detract from an impressive performance from the in-form Jubes, who demonstrated their threat after a scrappy start to the game.

Haltwhistle took a first half lead when Jack Barker picked the ball up 30-yards from goal, before beating his man and finding the bottom corner with a 20-yard drive.

The Jubes stepped up a gear in the second half. Paul Wilson carried the ball out from the back, and picked out Scott Jacobsen. He sent Jack Barker down the wing, and the latter provided a cross for Dennis Thirtle to fire home at the far post.

Haltwhistle’s third goal came from a penalty. Jack Currah was fouled as he turned in the opposition box, and from the resulting spot kick, Jacobsen sent the keeper the wrong way to make it 3-0.

Shortly afterwards, Jacobsen was sent off after picking up a second yellow card.

“It was pretty comfortable overall,” said manager Cameron Bell. The first half was scrappy, and we had a couple of chances, but in the second half we really got on top and played some good football.

“We’re over the moon to be into the final, and are really looking forward to it.”

The games are coming thick and fast for Haltwhistle. who will host Ponteland United Reserves on Saturday, in a top of the table clash in the Tyneside Amateur League.

They are set to play Gosforth Bohemian Reserves in the final of the Tyneside Amateur Shield, at Newcastle Benfield, on April 27.