EDGING a nine goal thriller, Haltwhistle Railway progressed in the Northumberland FA Sunday Cup.

A hat-trick from Greg Irwin and goals from Aaron Davidson and James Walker, plus a man of the match display from Jack Barker, saw Railway defeat Cramlington Brockwell 5-4.

It was the end of the road for Hexham Phoenix, though, as they shipped six goals without reply at Burradon and New Fordley.

In the Durham FA Sunday Cup, goals from man of the match Sam Crossley, Rhys Vinnicombe, Nathan Barnes and Bradley Carey earned Crawcrook Fox and Hounds a 4-1 victory at Sunderland Velocity.

Heddon St Andrew’s edged out Division One rivals Mickley Social Club in the President’s Cup.

Sean Hownam scored twice and Will Hedley the other in the 3-2 triumph, with Mickley’s star man Stefan Rainbow and Matty Fothergill replying. Joe Walker impressed for Heddon.

In the same competition, goals from Matty Dickinson and Matty Bloomer, and a top performance from Scott Johnson, saw Division One’s Riding Mill defeat Hexhamshire, best served by Josh Maclennan, 2-0.

Prudhoe Town had five different players on target as Brad Rogers, Sam Moore, Simon Weatherley, Reece Davies and Adrian Sutcliffe struck to earn a 5-1 victory over Hexham Hearts in the Pickworth Cup. Adam Bell starred.

Man of the match Thomas Wilkie and Dan Kirkup were at the double as Bardon Mill Bowes Lyons defeated Division Two side Barrasford 5-2. Rob Hayes got the other, with Barra’s counters coming from star man Ben King and Marc Nixon.

In Division Two, Crawcrook Social Club continued their good start to the campaign as two goals from Adam Taylor and one each from Cam Hall and Steven Davey saw them to a 4-1 triumph over Wylam Black Bull, who had man of the match Matty Smith on target. Jack Henderson was named Crawcrook’s man of the match.

Their town rivals Crawcrook Rising Sun picked up their first points of the season as man of the match Connor Collins led the way with four goals in their 5-1 success over Stamfordham United.

David Wright also registered, while Josh Taylor scored for Stamfordham, who had Martin Johnson impressing.

Wark made it three draws from their opening three games as they returned from Ponteland Cairn Group Hotel with a 1-1 draw.

Liam Anderson got their goal and Steve Cheal was named star man for the second week running, with Pont’s star man Ian Armstrong getting their goal.

It finished 1-1 when Haydon Bridge Social Club hosted Ryton, Kieran Robley’s goal for Bridge countered by a strike from Nathan Reed. Owen Hogg was named man of the match for the home side, with Freddie Chambers earning the away side’s equivalent.