Hexham & District Sunday League

A HEADER right at the death from Andrew Wrightson secured Haltwhistle Railway’s progress in the Division One KO Cup.

Wrightson, who had already scored earlier in the tie, sent home the winner in the last minute to see off the threat of Riding Mill.

Connor Dickinson also scored during the 3-2 victory, with Dale Dodds and Dale Graham on target for Mill.

Paul Wilson was named man of the match for the hosts, with Matty Dickinson earning Riding Mill’s equivalent.

Man of the match Stefan Rainbow was at the double as Mickley Social Club defeated Crawcrook Fox and Hounds 3-1.

Steven Gray also netted, with Owen Lee registering for Crawcrook, who had Daniel Farmer impressing.

Strikes from Jack Gradwell, Andy Crawford, Calum Armstrong and Tom Hacking secured a 4-1 triumph for Hexham Phoenix. Luke Parkinson starred.

Will Hedley hit Heddon’s reply, while Ross Bailey was star man.

A double from man of the match Rob Hayes and singles from Thomas Wilkie and Dan Kirkup saw Bardon Mill Bowes Lyons to a 4-2 victory at Prudhoe Town, who had star man Brad Rogers on target twice.

In the Division 2 KO Cup, a single goal from Jake Thompson was enough to see Wark dispose of neighbours Barrasford.

Liam Anderson impressed for Wark, with Gary Pigg starring for Barra.

Man of the match Jordan O’Neill scored a hat-trick and Carl Houston and Eliel Doguie hit doubles in Ponteland Cairn Group Hotel’s 10-0 demolition of Stamfordham United.

Rohit Thaman, Abtin Zafarani and Jonny Smith also got in on the act.

Crawcrook Social Club were given a bye into the next round as scheduled hosts Hexham Hearts conceded the tie.

Haydon Bridge Social Club boosted their chances of promotion from Division Two as a last minute raker from Aaron Hardy saw them edge out promotion rivals Ryton.

Kieran Robley and Harry Crowe also netted for Bridge, but strikes from Taylor Harvey and Martin Smith looked set to settle the game as a draw until Hardy’s late show.

Owen Hogg was in fine form for Bridge, and Michael Oliver again caught the eye for Ryton.

The victory saw the Haydonians leapfrog their opponents into fourth in the table, leaving them nine points off top spot with three games in hand.

Despite man of the match Matty Percival getting on the scoresheet, third placed Hexhamshire dropped points in their pursuit of a top two finish as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Crawcrook Rising Sun, with thanks to a goal from Connor Collins and a man of the match display from Andrew Wright.