Hoggy hits a hat-trick for Inn
Murton Colliery Inn enjoyed their biggest win of the Chilla Pizza Peterlee & District Sunday Premier Division season, hammering Seaham Marlborough 8-1.
Gavin Hoggarth claimed a hat-trick and Stephen Turner a brace, along with further efforts from Ryan Pinder, Andrew Upperton and Paul Henderson, Niall Crosby replying for the Marlborough.
Also in the Premier Division, the Easington derby went the way of the Colliery Club Mechanics, who beat the Lane WMC 2-1 with goals from Nathan Graham and Thomas Bott, while Scott Henderson netted for a Lane WMC side for whom Jordan Garside was sent off.
The three points took the Mechanics out of the relegation zone.
In the First Division, a nine-goal thriller saw Easington Leather Cap come out on top when they defeated Hetton Lyons FC 5-4 with a brace from Joe Taboun together with goals from Carl Stephenson, Jordan Williams and substitute Wayne Micallef.
Liam Wallace, Kieron Bridon, John Purvis and Craig Patterson were on the mark for the Lyons.
Easington Southside reached double figures after they hammered struggling Horden Legion 10-0, the Legion now having conceded 106 goals this season.
Shotton Comrades’ promotion hopes suffered a huge setback when they were second best against South Hetton Cricket Club, going down to a 6-1 loss.
This was the first league defeat of the campaign for the Comrades, whereas the Cricket Club have yet to lose, although they have only played four in the league.
Michael Kennedy was the goalscoring hero for the Cricket Club when he helped himself to a four-timer, while Alan Curl and Liam Houghton were also on target, with Gary Pennington netting a consolation goal for the Comrades.
In the Second Division, Wingate Howden stay top of the table and have a threepoint lead after they enjoyed a comfortable 6-1 win against Thornley Harrys Bar.
Jamie Bennett’s brilliant hat-trick was supplemented by further goals from Dan Gorton (2) and Jake Devine, while John Ritson replied for Harrys Bar.
A hat-trick from Stephen Fletcher and an effort from John Kennedy paved the way for Easington Victory to pick up three points in a comfortable 4-1 win over Sherburn United, whose reply came from Tom Clark.
Simon Jacobs’ hat-trick and Ian Sinclair’s goal gave New Seaham Westlea a 4-0 victory over Haswell Oddfellows Arms.
East Durham FC suffered another crushing defeat, this time against Seaham Parkside, losing 13-0 with Kevin Price and substitute Dean Bulmer both scoring four goals apiece while Conner Mutimer (2), Robert Berry, Matthew Mustard and Martin Robson completed the rout.
And in the Durham County Sunday Cup, Dawdon Welfare Park joined Peterlee Catholic Club in the third round after a brace from Callum Munro and an effort from Paul Milner saw them enjoy a comfortable 3-0 win against Norton Village.