BLUEFIN SPORTS INS NEVILLE COWEY CUP SEMI FINAL:
Whickham under 23’s 1, Ashington Reserves 2
By Brian Bennett
Ashington Reserves booked their place in the final of the Bluefin Sports Ins Neville Cowey Cup final after winning their semi final tie away to Whickham under 23’s on Saturday.
Ashington took the lead through striker Kai Leathard after an assist from Kieran Park then Whickham equalised with a penalty from Finlay Gibson before Jordan Fitzsimmons scored the winner.
Ashington will now face Hazelrigg Victory – who beat Gosforth Bohemians Reserves 3-0 – in the final.
The result left Ashington Reserves manager Ian Cairns and his assistant Michael Cunningham delighted.
Cairns said: “We’ve had a bit of an indifferent season so we are hoping our progress in the cup competition will help us to kick on in our league campaign to get higher up the table,” he said, “We played league leaders Benton in the quarter final of the cup and won 5-2 then on Saturday against Whickham it was a different type of game. We had to contend with windy conditions but we gave a dogged performance and ground a result out. We know Hazelrigg will be tough opponents but we are all very excited and will look forward to the final whenever it is to be played.”
Full results and fixtures for our reserve side can be found here.