Hexham secured their spot in the semi-finals of the Minor Cup after a penalty shootout win against Newcastle East End last weekend.

The away side, who saw Will Forsyth equalise for them during the closely-contested match, ended up coming out victorious in the lottery that was the penalty shootout on Saturday afternoon at Millers Dene.

Despite Newcastle’s best efforts throughout the match, the travelling team were able to hold them off to eventually take the game to penalties, with the home side praising Hexham goalkeeper Thomas Craney for making several fine saves throughout the match.

With the game level, the afore mentioned Forsyth was the first man to step up and score his spot kick for Hexham, with the team going on to convert all of their penalties and claim the win.

Winning the shootout by a scoreline of 5-3, Hexham also saw Calum Duncan, Kurtis Harvey, Ben Doughty and Lewis Loughead all hit the back of the net.

Hexham will now face Blyth Rangers in the semi-finals of the competition on May 26 after the north Northumberland side defeated North Shields Community Christians 0-1 on Saturday afternoon.

After demolishing Newbiggin Hall 12-0 in round two of the competition, Hexham were then given a bye into round four after being scheduled to play Whitley Bay Sporting Club in early April.

Next up was an away match against Bedlington FC, which again Hexham dominated, walking away with a 1-4 victory despite going one goal down early on in the game.

Another of the region’s team’s is also in cup action this week, as Prudhoe Youth Club Seniors are set to meet Cramlington United on Wednesday evening in the final of the Combination Cup.

The match, which is to be played behind closed doors, will take place at East Palmersville Sports Ground, Forest Hall, with a kick off time of 7pm.