AMBLE Pier 81 romped to a 9-0 victory over East Chevington in the final of the George Cave Memorial Cup.
Amble were gifted a dream start after only 90 seconds as a cross into the box was volleyed home by a Chevington defender for an own goal.
Just six minutes later it was 2-0 as a corner fell to Ross Stewart and he made no mistake from eight yards.
Amble pressed for the rest of the half but could not find another goal.
However, in the second half the Pier were relentless as they poured forward.
Sean Taylor made it 3-0 with a neat finish and moments later another passing move saw Josh Hay stroke home number four.
Taylor then made it 5-0 with his second and substitute Darren Riddell bagged two goals in quick succession to make it 7-0.
Young Calvin Flannigan finished off another great team goal with the eighth late on and skipper Mark Hume made the final score 9-0 with a penalty two minutes from time.
Pegswood Ex moved a step closer to the Division One title with a 3-2 victory at Red Row Brick Club. Brick Club had Paul Dewson and Craig Keen on the mark, but strikes from Ashley McAlpine, Wyn Fremlin and Stu Marshall saw them preserve their 100% league record.
Choppington Travellers Rest leapfrogged Bedlington Station Railway into second place as they won 6-3 at the Railway.
It was an action-packed affair which saw missed penalties, red cards and two hat-tricks.
Josie Bolam scored all three of his side’s counters, but Si Cunningham (3) and solo strikes from Callum Hermiston, Scott Murray and Damien Mullen saw the Travs move above the hosts on goal difference.
Woodhorn Lane’s grip on the title looks all but over after they slumped to a 3-2 home defeat against Stobswood Welfare.
Chris Moffitt and Andy Spratt scored for the Lane, but Ant Wade, Simon Scott and Kevin Bell won it for the visitors.
Division Two leaders Bedlington Barrington Arms were held 1-1 at Sporting Club – Chris Turner for Sporting and Nick Lees for Barrington.
Ashington Hirst Industrial’s 10- game unbeaten streak came to an end as they lost 2-1 at home to promotion rivals Village Inn.
Mark Taylor notched for the home side, Alex Slack and Nathan Williamson for the visitors.