Sunderland Echo - - Football -

Rolls-Royce had to hold on to clinch a 4-2 Third Di­vi­sion derby suc­cess against Ivy Le­gends.

They led at the break, thanks to Davy White’s goal from Agnew’s slide rule pass.

Rolls dom­i­nated the next 30 min­utes, adding three more goals. White scored the sec­ond af­ter good play from An­der­son and Smith.

Gary An­der­son made it 3-0 with a right-foot strike that gave the keeper no chance, then Davy Wat­son con­verted a back-post header from a cor­ner.

Rolls then went to sleep and Ivy cap­i­talised to net twice, through Alan Neale and Garry Lind­say, to en­sure a nervy fin­ish for the hosts.

Wil­low Pond dropped from top spot to third de­spite ral­ly­ing to snatch a 3-3 draw against Hartle­pool Vets.

Hartle­pool took a de­served lead from a long clear­ance, with Michael An­gus net­ting first-time from dis­tance, the ball de­flect­ing off a defender to sneak in at the near post.

Wil­low star man David Laws showed qual­ity and in­tel­li­gence with his pass­ing, and he was instrumental in the equaliser, set­ting up Ronald Bul­mer, whose qual­ity cross saw Gary Go­lightly score with a down­ward header.

Pond were ahead when left-back Stu­art Hope’s high loop­ing cross beat the keeper, but Graeme MacKen­zie lev­elled, fir­ing low past sub keeper Matt Gart­land.

Dean Cartwright made it 3-2 to Vets af­ter a poor clear­ance by Bul­mer, but Wil­low fought hard and, af­ter Brian Adam­son hit the bar with a header, they lev­elled when Kit Ti­pling pow­er­fully headed home a Bul­mer free-kick.

Houghton Cricket Club lost 1-0 at Durham County Strollers, who en­joyed their first win, while Wash­ing­ton JFC Bid­dick Inn top the ta­ble af­ter a 3-2 de­feat of Rose­berry Grange, ahead of Billing­ham Vets on goal dif­fer­ence.

The Philadel­phia were wal­loped 7-1 by ram­pant Red­car Old Boys, se­cur­ing a first vic­tory.

Wash­ing­ton Vic­to­ria Inn and Heaton Stan­ning­ton pro­duced a great ad­vert for Over-40s foot­ball in a tight 1-1 Pre­mier Di­vi­sion draw.

Vic­to­ria started well and should have been 2-0 up in 10 min­utes, de­nied by a fine Si­mon Reay save and a Mark Rob­son miss.

Heaton took the lead through the pro­lific Steve Preeney fin­ish­ing off a good move. He nearly added a sec­ond but Andy Mad­docks tipped his shot over the bar. Vic­to­ria, though, hit back quickly and when star man Phil Sowerby was brought down by Jon Sun­der­land, Andy Lums­den equalised from the penalty spot. Both teams ap­plauded ref­eree Brian South­ern, who turned up with a calf in­jury but still man­aged to hob­ble round and com­plete the game.

Ry­hope Foresters moved into sev­enth place with their sec­ond win, 4-2 in an en­ter­tain­ing city derby at Red­house WMC.

Hyl­ton CW are fifth-bot­tom fol­low­ing a 3-0 de­feat at sec­ond-top Hartle­pool Workies, who went ahead with a bul­let header and added a killer sec­ond goal right af­ter half-time.

Lead­ers Mar­den made it five wins out of five with a 4-0 suc­cess at Eas­ing­ton CIU, while Pen­shaw Catholic Club shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at home to Wear­mouth CW.

Grindon Broad­way sit sec­ond in Di­vi­sion One af­ter a 2-0 vic­tory, their fourth in a row, at point­less Con­sett, while Sher­burn Vil­lage slipped to third af­ter their 2-2 draw at South Shields.

Sea­ham Marl­bor­ough thumped Thorn­ley Celtic 5-0 to go fourth.

In Di­vi­sion Two, Plains Farm Alldec were out­gunned 5-1 by new lead­ers Richmond Town, while Mill View drew 3-3 at home to South Shields Catholic Club. Peter­lee Helford lost 5-3 in a thriller at Cox­hoe Red Lion.

Pen­ny­well Com­rades proved too strong for Pen­ny­well Vets in their 5-1 Fourth Di­vi­sion derby tri­umph, a first win of the cam­paign.

Doxy Lad lost 2-0 at Shildon, while Boldon Col­liery Tav­ern were pipped 4-3 at Sedge­field and Wear­mouth Old Boys lost 1-0 to Hed­worth­field Red Hackle.

Pen­ny­well Vets (blue) bat­tle to keep pos­ses­sion in last week’s clash with Pen­ny­well Com­rades.

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