Colliers meet Students in Cup clash

Bay Plastics First Division leaders Shilbottle Colliery Welfare face a stern test in quarter-finals of the Northumumberland FA Stelrad Minor Cup on Saturday when they visit holders Newcastle University, from the same Division.

Both sides are gunning for a spot in the last four where they will face Ponteland United. The other semi-final tie features Alnmouth United and Longbenton.

The Colliers' long-running, six times postponed fourth round tie against Whitley Bay U21 has seen their top spot threatened over recent weeks, but they remain in pole position for promotion to the Newcastle Building Society Premier Division.