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STOKER HAT-TRICK SINKS WEST RAINTON IN DIVISION ONE DERBY FOR FIFTH WIN OUT OF FIVE
Burnside WMC made it five wins out of five in Division One thanks to an impressive 4-1 derby success at previously unbeaten West Rainton.
Table-toppers Burnside opened the scoring through man of the match Max Stoker, who swiftly scored his second to put the visitors 2-0 up in 10 minutes.
Stoker completed his hat-trick in the second half, and Callum Munro added a fourth. Rainton put up a good fight and Graeme Brenkley hit their reply. Jamie Bowes starred for Rainton.
Hilda Park broke the deadlock on 45 minutes on their way to a 3-0 win at Sacriston WMC.
Adam Campbell Bell slid home the opener after Jamie Gordon and Luke Roberts linked well. Chris Watson doubled the lead, unselfishly played in by Campbell Bell, who slid home the killer third on 75 minutes.
Framwellgate Moor WMC won 3-1 at New Brancepeth WMC, with two goals from Steven Kitching putting them in control by half-time.
Chris Welch kept Brancepeth in the game, but star man James Smith finished nicely for the clinching third Fram goal. Keeper Jon Ord was the hosts’ top performer.
Durham County were convincing 3-0 winners at home to Coxhoe Red Lion.
Star man Bradley Hird and two-goal Jack Carr did the damage. Ian Brabon shone for Lion.
Hetton Social Club ran out 6-1 winners against Witton Gilbert WMC in the only Third Division game.
A good defensive performance kept Witton in the game at 2-0 at half-time.
A superb,solo goal from Scott Bradley reduced the deficit, but a quick breakaway got Hetton two ahead again and three late goals confirmed their success.
Star man Matthew Kane, Gary Medd, Brandon Finnigan, Daniel Scott, Robert Fennick and Robert Mayo netted for Hetton. Joel Layton shone for Witton.
Depleted Sherburn Village produced a spirited fightback from two goals down to earn a Premier Division point at home to Houghton Town.
Joe Simpson and Jamie Taylor netted for Sherburn in the 2-2 draw, with Jamie Abbott starring.
Washington Cross Keys endured a disappointing performance as Sacriston Cricket Club deservedly picked up a 2-0 away win. Keeper Ian Brown stood out for Keys.
Sedgefield St Edmund’s and Brandon Sports Club had a pulsating 2-2 draw.
Brandon struck first, but Glenn Donaldson levelled. Saints’ Callum Smith failed from the penalty spot, but Kevin Hodgson converted a second spot-kick.
Superb goalkeeping from Anthony Sowerby kept Brandon in the game and they levelled five minutes from time.
Michael Fort and Lee Blades netted for Brandon.
Ouston Cherry Tree made it three wins out of three with a 4-0 home victory against Ferryhill Celtic.
Ryan Drummond’s firsttime volley through a crowd of players made a seventhminute breakthrough and two goals in two minutes just before half-time sealed the deal.
Micky Ross and Matty Simpson set up Andrew Clarkson for 2-0, then centre-half Tom Gray rose to head in Ross’s corner.
Celtic rallied to hit the post twice, after Clarkson had a penalty saved but Kris Carr, but Clarkson added a fourth goal from Drummond’s fine cross.
Lambton Lions revelled in an epic Stepy’s Coaches President’s Trophy victory, edging home 7-6 at Bishop Middleham in a goal-fest.
Doubles from Jack Young, star man Ross Mitchinson and Ben Goodwin sparked Lions, with Kieran Dixon also netting. John Cook fired a treble for Bishop, backed by Jon Smith, Alex Mitton and David Redfern.
Whitehills progressed 4-3 on penalties after a battling 3-3 draw at Sedgefield SC.
Ben Smith, David Neal and man of the match keeper Lee Peat, with a last-gasp leveller from a corner, bagged the hosts’ goals, with Travis Turner, Andrew Lowes and James Ward responding. Jon Brown shone for Whitehill, while Steven Bouroumand saved a penalty in normal time and in the shoot-out.
Lee Wright netted for injury-ravaged Houghton Chilton Lodge in a 3-1 home loss to Newton Aycliffe Navy Club, with Stephen Hall starring.
Hetton New Inn fought hard with the bare 11 players but they crashed out 5-0 at Ferryhill Community Hub, with Jordan Knox their top performer.
Ushaw Moor Cricket Club won 5-2 at Chester Park Inn, but the tie was close throughout.
Park netted first from 20 yards after a scuffed clearance by makeshift keeper Graham White, but they were rocked by Kyle Brown’s red card.
The hosts, nevertheless, went 2-0 up from range, but Ushaw made the extra man count and turned it around with goals from James Richardson, Michael Abson, Scott Nattrass, Paul Taylor and Chris Higgins.
Conner Bell and Andrew Turpin hit Park’s goals, with Garry Stephenson starring.
Ouston Juniors won a keenly contested game 5-4 on penalties at Lumley after a 2-2 draw.
Star man Joe Faley and Scott Johnson twice had Ouston on top, but Brett Russell and sub Brandon Mulvey levelling it up.
Bowburn knocked out Gilesgate Woodman with a 4-1 win. Eddie Carr and Jody White, heading home Craig Hill’s centre, had Bowburn 2-0 up at half-time. Carr then converted Hill cross for 3-0.
Woodman missed a couple of chances before replying from a free-kick which bounced about the box before being tapped in by Liam Milburn.
Bowburn hit a late fourth, with sub Raymond Pirt scoring a fine individual goal.
Sacriston The Shoes matched Chester Garden Farm for 30 minutes until Marcus Lowery’s own goal doubled the home lead.
Garden Farm capitalised on a few dropped heads to win 8-3, courtesy of Jordan Stevens (4), Craig Smith (2) and Bailey Hunter. Dan Johnson starred.
Tom Illingworth, Liam Tannahill and James Marshall replied, with Steven Haswell best for Shoes.
Bearpark won 8-1 at Durham Buffaloes Head, thanks to Dylan Crooks (2), Michael Gibbons (2), Shane Davis (2), John Blake and Stephen Robertson.
Grange Villa came from behind to beat Durham Rangers 2-1.
Rangers struck on 17 minutes and they had plenty of the play without finishing chances, and Alex Stebbings headed home to equalise, following Ben Jefferson’s great cross just before the break.
Joe Murray hit a 65thminute winner, converting Micky Gray’s cross. Keeper Chris Howey shone for Villa.
Pennywell Comrades (red and black) get in a shot against Pennywell Vets in the Over-40s League last weekend.
Pennywell Vets (blue) defend against Over-40s rivals Pennywell Coms