Hit-man Hay on the double in Cup win

It was Benjamin Franklin that reckoned only two things in life were certain - death and taxes - but then he never saw Josh Hay play, so you can add that the Shilbottle CW striker will score to that list.

Hit-man Hay banged in twice as the Colliers came from behind, to an unfortunate Ryan Douglas own goal, against Northumberland FA Minor Cup holders Newcastle Uni to book a place in the semi-finals of the competition.

Hay has netted 27 times in the League alone and the Colliers haven't played a game in the Bay Plastics First Division since the 28th November last year due to postponements during their County Cup run.

The Welfare Ground side are in NFA Minor Cup action again on Saturday as they take on an in-form Ponteland United side who'll need to get a handle on Hay in the last four.

Fellow First Division side Longbenton take on Shilbottle's near neighbours Alnmouth United from the Bluefin Sports Insurance Second Division in the other tie.

So there is another certainty, Mr. Franklin - the Minor Cup will be won this season by a club from the Northern Football Alliance.