Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Higgins Just Spot on in a Cup Shocker; NORTH EAST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP LEAGUE

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Higgins Just Spot on in a Cup Shocker; NORTH EAST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP LEAGUE

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NORTH Shields Community Christians pulled off a shock 2-1 win over Whitley Bay Sporting Club from the Northern Alliance League in the Northumberland Minor Cup.

Sporting took the lead after 20 minutes, but the Christians levelled from a free-kick just before the break.

Towards the end of a fierecelyfought second half, Shields' Luke Parker was brought down in the box and captain Conor Higgins volleyed the ball into the net from the penalty spot.

With the Christians in cup action and second-placed Saint Paul's having a weekend off, thirdplaced Stockton Churches Portrack became Premier Division leaders by beating visitors Sunderland Samba 7-2. After six minutes Robert Helyer fired Stockton in front.

Marc Brockelsby made it 2-0 before Victor Ozadele put the Wearsiders back in the game at 2-1. Lee Twizell and Charlie Iverson then gave Stockton a 4-1 halftime advantage.

Twizell nabbed a second to increase the lead to 5-1, Alex Fawcett and Marc Dawson then wrapping up the scoring. …

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