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Football: Cup is Maid for a shock; Schools Football.

THE initial rounds of the various English Schools Cup games have been played - and there is still a lot of local involvement.

The biggest upset came in the Under 14 Cup, where last year's Under-13 National Minute Maid champions Walbottle went down 2-0 to Hebburn.

Hebburn have since defeated Seaton Burn over 8-0 and seem set for a good run in the competition.

St Thomas More from North Shields overcame St Cuthbert's 5-3 in round two and now play St Aidan's from Sunderland.

Whickham and St Cuthbert's Under-12 have both reached the fourth round of thir competitions.

Whickham overcame Shotton Hall 4-2 and a last-gasp goal from Connor Dixon put Saints through 4-3 against Gosforth Central after they were 3-1 down.

Heaton Manor went out in round two of the under-15 competition after losing 2-1 to Shotton Hall after extra time.

Seaton Burn play Greencroft in round two, but St Cuthbert's overcame St.Thomas More 4-2 and Cramlington defeated Astley at the same stage.

These teams play each other in round three at Cramlington on Saturday (10.00).

ST CUTHBERT'S (from): Lee Robson, Jonathan Wright, Dan Bowlt, Sam Burns, Ryan Keltie, Lee Jackson, Paul Cross, Callum Gill-Quirke, Klodian Maleti, John Grey, Andy Mogwo, Steven Thompson, Jordan O'Neill, Chris Davison, Robbie Molloy.

The under-18 competition is still in its early stages.

In round two, defending champions Monkseaton entertain Gosforth, while Whitley Bay face Tadcaster, Cramlington play Royal Grammar and Queen Elizabeth of Hexham meet Heaton Manor.

There are two girls' competitions in progress at under-15 and under-18 levels.

In round two of the under-15 competition, Walker overcame Laurence Jackson 3-0 and Biddick overcame Ashington 1-0.

The score of the round was Gosforth's 7-0 victory over English Martyrs of Hartlepool.

In the third round, St Bede's of Lanchester have beaten McMillan College 3-2 and Gosforth are due to play Shotton Hall, who overcame Monkseaton 1-0 at the previous stage.

Walker still wait to see who they play in the next section.

In the Under-18 Cup, Walker beat Northfield 1-0 and Monkseaton defeated McMillan College 3-2.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 14, 2007
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