Prudhoe Youth Club Seniors lost out in the Combination Cup final to Cramlington United after drama late on in the game last week.

After the game was level at 1-1 in extra time following a close 90 minutes, in the final minute of extra time the floodlights at the ground failed as Prudhoe were set to defend a late corner.

Following a delay in proceedings, the game restarted without lights and incredibly Cramlington scored a late winner after Andy Anderson headed in to win the game.

Earlier on in the match, Cramlington had took the lead in the 79th minute after an own goal from Prudhoe, but the Youth Club Senior side responded just five minutes later.

After a ball was crossed into the box, Prudhoe’s Luke Banks was able to meet it and put it in the back of the net.

Prudhoe then also had a chance to win the game at the death, after a late shot was saved by the Cramlington ‘keeper to keep the game level and send it to extra time.

Throughout the 30 minute period, both teams had chances to score, but it took until the drama late on to find a winning goal.

The result means Prudhoe miss out on winning the trophy to their league rivals despite a fine cup run this season.

Following the coronaviurs pandemic again forcing the Northern Alliance to rejig their planned season for a second year running, Prudhoe were drawn into a group containing Red Row Welfare, Wallsend Boys Club and Whitley Bay Sporting Club.

Designed to keep teams playing, the round-robin format saw the side top their group and were unbeaten throughout their six games.

Four of them were victories, including home and away wins against Wallsend, while they also put seven goals past Whitley Bay and they also defeated Red Row too.

Their fine form meant they were the first team to qualify for the semi-finals and they secured their place with a dramatic late equaliser against Red Row back in April.

In the semi-finals, they met Rothbury, and would win the game 0-4 to seal a place in the final.

Another team in our region is set to be in cup action this week, as Hexham travel to Blyth Rangers on Wednesday evening in the semi-final of the Minor Cup.