THE Sunderland West End bandwagon rolls on and a six-goal blast of Darlington Cleveland Bridge powered them into the Shipowners’ Cup second round, writes MALCOLM PRATT.
It wasn’t until the 40th minute that Stephen Bogie broke the deadlock, but, from then on, the floodgates opened.
Further goals flowed in the second half from Bogie, John Coomber, who plundered a hat-trick, and Adam McQuillan. Daniel McLachlan’s strike was all Bridge could muster.
Despite leading through Kyle Raine’s goal for 50 minutes, Coxhoe Athletic went out to Prudhoe, who clinched the tie with two late Kevin Morland goals.
Ashbrooke Belford House crashed out of the Monkwearmouth Cup when all-conquering Willington stretched their 100 per cent record.
Adam Pinkney rifled a hat-trick by the 50th minute and the rout was completed by Adam Sakr and Chris Handy.
Redcar Athletic pipped Hartlepool 3-2 with an 91st-minute winner, after trailing 2-0, while Adam Nicholson and Tom Atkinson led Stockton Town home 2-1 against Cleator Moor.
In the league, Easington Colliery doubled their points total and moved out of the bottom three with victory over Wolviston, who have taken just one point from eight games. Robert Taylor headed the Colliers in front and Jimmy Bambrough doubled the lead before the break.
Silksworth Rangers picked up a good point in a goalless draw at third-top Richmond Town, while Peterlee Town continued their climb up the table.
Martin Hope bagged a brace inside 33 minutes against Leam Rangers, who rallied with a Liam Jobson-Cook strike.
There were anxious moments before the Newtowners’ fears were eased when Paul Taylor scored a crucial third goal five minutes from time.
Jarrow’s form had dipped following an impressive start, but they were back to full throttle in a 7-0 rout of Seaton Carew. Grant Pressling set the tone in the sixth minute and scored again, with Brian Johnson (2), Andrew Wilkinson, Chris McDonald and Daryl Turnbull also netting.
Maxim Zaboris and Daniel Wilson were lowly Annfield Plain’s matchwinners as they beat Kirkbymoorside 2-1.