HALTWHISTLE Jubilee proved their goalscoring prowess once again as they progressed into the last 16 of the Reeves Independent George Dobbins League Cup.

Four different players got their names on the scoresheet in a 4-1 victory at home to AFC Newbiggin.

Scott Jacobsen, Greg Irwin, Callum James and Thomas Wilkie all registered against the team who are Haltwhistle’s closest rivals in the Northern Alliance Divsion One title race.

There were many pleasing aspects of the game for manager Cameron Bell. The first being that the match went ahead in the first place.

Heavy rain towards the end of the week led to a pitch inspection at the Burn early on Saturday morning. The playing surface was judged to be heavy but playable.

Despite the scoreline, Bell said the win was a hard-fought one, in a stop start game which he described as being far from a classic.

Nevertheless, Haltwhistle have now scored in nine consecutive matches, amassing over 50 goals.

The cup tie also saw Irwin and Wilkie, who was named man of the match, continue their impressive goalscoring runs.

The Jubes have enjoyed a run of four consecutive home matches, and have impressed in front of a healthy number of supporters.

But on Saturday, they will travel to North Tyneside to take on Willington Quay Saints as they return to league action. The Saints are seventh in Division Two, with 15 points from their opening 11 games. They haven’t scored quite as many league goals as Haltwhistle, but are just four behind on 32, having played one game more.