IT was a case of seven-up for Hexham on Saturday as they progressed in the Northumberland FA Minor Cup with a 7-1 win at Fawdon.

The Tynesiders only had nine players for the tie, and Hexham took advantage, with Peter McRoberts scoring four.

The Northern Alliance Division One side took the lead after just two minutes. Robbie Pattison won the ball on halfway, before advancing forward, taking on a defender and finding the bottom corner with a tidy finish.

McRoberts doubled his side’s advantage on six minutes, slotting the ball past the goalkeeper after finding himself goal-side of a central defender.

McRoberts scored his second and Hexham’s third goal on 34 minutes when he got on the end of a Pattison cross from the right, after good work by Dylan Mabunu.

Shortly afterwards, Callum Duncan scored a penalty after Calum Armstrong was floored in the area, following a marauding run.

Owen Murtough made it 5-0 before half time, finishing from close range after Lewis Loughhead cleverly dummied a low McRoberts delivery from a corner.

McRoberts secured his hat-trick on 83 minutes after getting his toe to the ball to finish off a goalmouth scramble. His fourth came shortly afterwards as he headed home a floating Loughhead cross. Will Forsyth was man of the match.

Hexham travel to Rothbury in the Combination Cup on Saturday.