Robson, Cook, Smith and Leader finally get North off the mark
Sunderland North finally managed to record their first Third Division victory of the season against bottom side Grindon Broadway, winning 4-1.
Robson, Cook, Smith and Leader scored the goals to secure the win, with John Williams replying for Broadway.
Oddies lost only their second league game as they come up against the plucky Lakeside SSC outfit.
Braces from Barrass and Murton gave Lakeside a massive advantage against Oddies, who simply weren’t at the races.
Oddies goals came from Maw and Webster, but Matty Middlemiss hit the Lakeside’s final goal to claim a rewarding three points.
Washington Blue Bell moved up the table and away from the danger zone with a 3-2 win over Witherwack.
Witherwack found the net through Leeming and Green, but John Smith, Watson and Mark Smith responded to take the victory.
RCA Grangetown Florists made light work of the Premier Division basement boys Sunderland Railway Club, winning with ease 4-1 win.
Davey Stevens, Atkinson and McCain were on target for Florists, with Callaghan scoring a consolation goal for the Railway.
Redhouse Last Orders heaped more pressure on Ryhope Forresters with a narrow 4-3 success.
Redhouse took all three points, thanks to goals from Bulmer, Stokoe and Tench, who bagged a brace.
The Forresters tried to get back into the game with goals from Nesbitt and Davies (2), but couldn’t find the equalising goal.
Doubles from Williams and Callaghan claimed Wearmouth CW Juniors’ second First Division win of the season after brushing The Stella aside.
Gav Teasdale hit the Stella’s effort with a great free-kick.
A superb Dan Waller penalty set Washington Teal Farm on their way to a win over Ashbrooke Hendon.
However, Newby replied for Hendon, but a brace from Jamie Dixon made sure Washington took the points.
In the Second Division, Ryhope achieved their first league win of the season after beating Redhouse 2-0.
Daniel Anthony Clarke helped Ryhope CW with another clean sheet, with Lamb and Forster scoring the goals to claim the important three points.
Myers earned a very surprising 1-0 win over the highflying Board Inn.
Myers had a Michael Smith goal to thank to edge his team to the win.
A Karl Addison hat-trick proved the difference when The Victory Club edged out Washington New Tavern 3-2.
The away side replied through Roberts and Trewhitt.
Meanwhile in the Fourth Division, Hall Farm Doxy Lad suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Washington Duke, who saw themselves moved into third spot.
The Duke had Clark and Stephenson scoring the important goals, with Hall Farm seeing Jonny Glenwright hit the net.
It was another defeat for Washington North Biddick and they stay rooted to the foot of division after rivals Washington Cherry Tree beat them 4-3.
Goals from Elliott and Luke Potts (2) gave Biddick a life line, but a Shaun White hattrick and a McAllister strike gave Cherries the win.
Washington United’s Rhys Woodley smashed in a brilliant treble to make sure AFC Houghton left with nothing.
Haggerstone hit the away side’s only goal, while Ryan Matthews hit United’s fourth.
It was goals galore as Whitburn Panthers and Velocity The Burton House played out a thrilling 4-4 draw.
Velocity nearly claimed another league win after Luke Conlin, Raeper, Jay Conlin and Neil Middlemiss all scored.
However, they were pegged back after Whitburn called upon Allman, Malarkey, Chalk and Bays to draw the game level.