Boldon prove too strong for Silksworth ... again

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BOLDON CA hasn’t been a happy hunting ground in recent seasons for Silksworth Rangers and nothing changed on Saturday.

Despite Paul Muir cancelling out Adam Sharp’s early goal, the Wearsiders again went down and remain bottom of the Wearside League table.

Goalkeeper Adam Don had no chance with Sharp’s diving header but when Muir replied with a clinical finish, the hopes of Silksworth rose. Right on the stroke of half time, however, Andrew Quinn beat Don at the near post.

Silksworth worked hard during the second period, but conceded a penalty and Jack Lawson made no mistake from the spot.

Ten-man Easington Colliery were unable to contain Hartlepool in the second half. The game was goalless when Craig Garthwaite was sent off in the 44th minute and from then on Pools took over.

Mattie Kelsey and Johnny Bolton struck within the space of seven early second-half minutes and although Carl Winspear reduced the deficit, Kelsey went on to complete a hat-trick.

Peterlee Town succumbed to Ashbrooke Belford House who made a flying start as Lee Collins fired past goalkeeper Kyle Donaldson after only three minutes.

Within five minutes, the Newtowners were level when Carl Adams struck in a goalmouth scramble, but it was Ashbrooke who claimed all three points with Luke Richardson’s 48th-minute winner.

Jarrow became the first side this season to deny Willington maximum points. When Andrew Richardson converted a 28th-minute penalty, Willington appeared to be on their way to a 13th consecutive victory but the South Tynesiders hit back with an equaliser on the hour from Brian Johnson.

Redcar Athletic have been unable to reproduce the consistency which earned them the runners-up position last season and another defeat leaves them well off the pace. Stephen Telford scored the only goal to earn Harton and Westoe the win.

Wolviston won only one of their first 12 games, but following back-to-back victories were hoping to make it a hat-trick at the expense of Gateshead Leam Rangers.

Their chances looked good when they went into a two-goals lead courtesy of Daniel Petts and Ryan Hebb, only for the Tynesiders to roar back and win with goals from Stuart Adams and Anthony Brewis (2).

Tom Atkinson (2), Adam Nicholson and Scott Meehan led Stockton Town home at Seaton Carew for whom Robert Hammond and Sam Cook found the net.

Cleator Moor Celtic were the biggest scorers of the day when they hit Darlington Cleveland Bridge for seven. The match was a personal triumph for Lee Dunn who struck five times with Tom Mahon and Josh Charlton also scoring with Michael Carter replying.

Sunderland West End progressed in the Sunderland Shipowners’ Cup when two goals in the last 10 minutes earned them victory over Annfield Plain.

Andrew Wilkinson fired the visitors in front and before the interval Warren Cassop restored parity but it was in the last 20 minutes that the game livened up.

Brad Thompson secured the advantage for West End only for Wilkinson to again find the target. Cassop scored his second goal on 80 minutes and just before the end Thompson converted a penalty to end the hopes of the Plain.

Coxhoe Athletic went out of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup to Prudhoe Town. Jonathan Hewitson chipped goalkeeper Antony Lowerson after half an hour and 15 minutes from time Kevin Morland headed in from a corner.