HALTWHISTLE’S Jubilee’s remarkable season continued as they marched into the semi-finals of the Northumberland FA Minor Cup.

And they did it the hard way. They defeated Newcastle University’s A team 2-0 away from home - finally getting the better of the same opposition which defeated them in Northern Alliance Division Two just a week earlier.

Haltwhistle were keen to put the record straight after an indifferent performance seven days previously, when the university ran out 4-3 winners.

They set about their task with determination, and the game which followed was one of few goalscoring opportunities.

However, the Jubes took the lead on 41 minutes. Jack Barker was floored after making a good run into the area, and a penalty was awarded. Scott Jacobsen stepped up to take the resulting spot kick, and while it was not his most convincing effort, he dispatched the ball beyond the home keeper.

Haltwhistle continued to dig in after the half time break, and scored a second goal which also came after a foul on Barker.

From the resulting free kick, Thomas Wilkie curled a superb effort into the top corner.

The moment was enjoyed by coaching staff and also visiting supporters who travelled from South Tynedale to the match, at Longbenton. Jacobsen was named man of the match.

Hatwhistle, who are top of Division Two, following their promotion last season, now join Hexham in the semi-finals of the Minor Cup, during an outstanding season for the district’s Northern Alliance teams.