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Battling sides out of trophy quarter finals.

STOCKTON Church United and Jubilee Church Teesside have both failed to make the quarter finals of the North East Christian Football League's Andy Walker Trophy.

Stockton finished fourth out of five in Group D with a 5-3 defeat to runners-up, Emmanuel Church Durham, while Teesside will compete in the Memorial Cup after going down 5-1 to Group D runners-up, Morpeth Mighty Oaks.

Stockton were already out of contention to make it out of their group, but they put up a good fight with goals from Matt Steele and Mark Norster giving them a 2-1 lead in the first half.

However, despite another goal from Norster, United eventually went down 5-3. Jubilee went into their final fixture in second place, ahead of their last opponents, but they were brushed aside to miss out by a single point, with Danny Oram netting their consolation.

A difficult weekend for Teesside teams continued in the League's Division One when both New Life Church Middlesbrough and Praise Christian Centre Teesside suffered heavy defeats.

New Life remain rooted to the bottom of the table without a point from their opening three games after being hammered 8-0 by mid-table Hillsong Newcastle, while Praise suffered their first defeat going down 4-0 to top side Sunderland Samba. Results The Andy Walker Trophy Group C: Morpeth Mighty Oaks 5 Jubilee Church Teesside 1; Saint Cuthbert's Corinthians Colburn 0 Saint Charles RC Church Gosforth 7 Group D: Emmanuel Church Durham 5 Stockton Church United 3; Jesmond Parish Church 3 Saint Paul's Ryhope Sunderland 3. Premier Division: Consett Saint Patrick's 8 Saint John's Church Snod's Edge 0. Division One: Hillsong Newcastle 8 New Life Church Middlesbrough 0; Hope Church Sunderland 4 Heaton Saints 4; North Shields Community Christians 3 YAV SIFF 3; Sunderland Samba 4 Praise Christian Centre Teesside 0. Fixtures Premier Division: Jesmond Parish Church v Saint John's Church Snod's Edge, Saint Charles RC Church Gosforth v Jubilee Church Teesside, Saint Paul's Ryhope Sunderland v Emmanuel Church Durham, Stockton Church United v Consett Saint Patrick's.

Division One: Heaton Saints v North Shields Community Christians, Morpeth Mighty Oaks v Hillsong Newcastle, Saint Cuthbert's Corinthians Colburn v Hope Church Sunderland, YAV SIFF v New Life Church Middlesbrough.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Oct 14, 2016
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