NORTH Shields neighbours The Albert and The Gunner met for a place in the semi-finals of the George Davison Cup.
The Gunner were smarting from a 6-0 league defeat to the Albert the other week – and gained revenge with a 3-1 win.
Goals for the Gunner came from Martyn Evans (2) and Stephen Hayward, with Dean Clay scoring for the Albert.
Earsdon Red Lion edged out Ashington Grand 2-1 in the last eight of the JD Marnock Cup.
Michael Hartley and Graeme Smith notched for the Red Lion, the goalscorer for the Grand Ross Crate.
Second Division Whitley Bay Bedroom lost 2-1 at home to Newbiggin. John Leach netted for the Bedroom, while on target for Newbiggin were Colin McLellend and Tony Messenger. In the Premier Division, Ashington Mortimer and Whitley Bay Cibos shared the points in a 1-1 draw.
Scoring for the Mortimer was Michael Hogg, with Garrick Collins replying for the Cibos.
Burradon and New Fordley moved closer to the leaders with a 4-0 success at Blyth Comrades.
Counters for Burradon came from a Steve Howes double, Paul Alexander and Paul Willery.
Tynemouth Gunner lost 5-3 at home against The Eagle.
Strikes for the Gunner came courtesy of Chris Appleby and Fin McGoldrick, an own goal making up the total.
Mathew Lavender celebrated a treble for the Eagle, Danil Hislop and Jeff Fuller adding the others.
Blyth Masons Arms moved futher up the league with a 4-1 home triumph against the High Street.
Kevin Long led the scoring with a brace, Steven Elsey and Gary McMorland also on the mark.
Netting for the High Street was Shaun Taylor.
Monkseaton Arms recorded another fine win at home against Ashington Grand Street, this time the margin being 3-1.
On target for the Arms were Liam Hudson (2) and Mark Allen, Chris Hogg replying.
Blyth Seahorse just beat their host New Delaval and Newsham 3-2.
Jason Quinn and Michael Kingston took their chances for Delaval, Craig Smith with a double for the Seahorse.
New Hartley and Milbourne Arms drew 1-1.
Steve Hildrith notched for Hartley, John Hall scored for the Milbourne.
Rockcliffe Arms went down 2-1 at home against Monkseaton Hunting Lodge, Edmond Garrett and an own goal proving decisive.