Cup cheer for Redcar as they sink rivals Celtic
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.