Boys maintain winning record
Sunderland Boys were looking to extend their 100% winning start to the league season when they travelled to face a Stockton Primary Schoolboys.
The Boys started the game on the front foot and forced a number of early corners from which Jude Cogdon fired in a number of dangerous deliveries.
Matthew Taylor got on the end of two of these deliveries, but saw his first header clear the crossbar before he heading wide.
However, Sunderland did take the lead in the 15th minute when Bailey Corner worked his way along the touchline to create a shooting opportunity for himself which he fired across the keeper and into the far corner of the net.
Ryly Deehan’s introduction on 20 minutes from the bench saw the boys add a further two goals.
Deehan increased the lead with his first touch when he rose the highest to head home an Aidan Meagan corner.
From the kick off, Sunderland won the ball back immediately and broke upfield where Corner released Deehan, who then fired home past a stranded keeper from the edge of the area with only his second touch of the game.
Corner added his second goal of the game shortly before half time when Jesse Nelson played him in to slot home and give the Boys a 4-0 half time lead.
The second half proved to be a lot closer affair, but the Boys went 5-0 up when Corner completed his hattrick, getting on the end of a Deehan corner.
To Stockton’s credit, they refused to lie down and reduced the arrears with a screamer of a goal which flew past Finley Robertson in the Sunderland goal.
Sunderland roared back and created a number of further chances, but the closest the side came to a sixth goal was when Lucas Taylor struck the woodwork after a spell of sustained pressure.
With no further scoring the game finished 5-1 to Sunderland who extended their 100% winning record with a third win in three Harrison Cup games.