Cup cheer for Red­car as they sink ri­vals Celtic

Sunday Sun - - Football -

RED­CAR Ath­letic came out on top in the bat­tle of the Wear­side League’s top two in the To­tal Sport Alan Hood Char­ity Cup first round.

Jor­dan Ri­vas, Stu­art Browne and Bryan Ste­wart got their goals in a 3-2 win at Cleator Moor Celtic.

Rich­mond Town won by the same score­line at Stokesley SC in the sec­ond round.

Wayne Gredziak scored once and Joe Shields grabbed a brace to put Rich­mond 3-0 up.

Ryan Rivis and Mar­cus Allen got the hosts back into the game, but it wasn’t enough to pre­vent Rich­mond from pro­gress­ing into the semi-fi­nals.

There were goals aplenty in the Wear­side League, with 38 scored in six fix­tures.

Sun­der­land West End moved into sec­ond place in the ta­ble with a com­pre­hen­sive 7-2 win at strug­gling Prud­hoe Town. That win leaves them a point be­hind lead­ers Red­car Ath­letic.

Boldon CA are in fifth place de­spite a 5-0 ham­mer­ing at Hartle­pool FC.

An­drew Black­burn struck a brace for the hosts, with their other goals com­ing from Matthew Gard­ner, Jamie Tu­milty and Dean Cope.

Dar­ling­ton Re­serves pro­vided a pos­i­tive on a poor day for the club with an 8-1 ham­mer­ing of An­n­field Plain.

Nathan Stephen­son scored four of their goals in an em­phatic win for the Quak­ers.

Nathan Sin­clair and Joe War­ren both struck braces as Heb­burn Town Re­serves moved into sixth place with a 6-1 ham­mer­ing of Har­ton and Westoe CW.

Nathan Richard­son and Ewan Simp­son also scored for Kevin Bo­lam’s side.

South Shields Re­serves made it a clean sweep on a mo­men­tous day for the club.

As the first team were putting Dar­ling­ton out of the FA Cup, the Mariners’ sec­ond string se­cured a hard-earned 2-1 win at Cox­hoe Ath­letic.

Leon McKeith put the vis­i­tors ahead, only for Peter Brown to equalise for the hosts.

The Shield­s­men took all three points with a late Jor­dan Reed win­ner.

Wolvis­ton suf­fered a fifth con­sec­u­tive de­feat, los­ing 3-2 at home to Gateshead Leam Rangers.

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