Durham Alliance Combination League: Farringdon Detached pipped in seven-goal thriller

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Farringdon Detached battled hard, but in vain, as Wallsend Town scraped home 4-3 in an entertaining game.

Man of the match Ian Dodd, Danny Dixon and Stephen Robertson all notched for Farra, but Derek Graham’s double, backed by strikes from Stewart English and Alan Errington, gave the visitors the edge.

Oddies impressed in a convincing 3-0 home success against Bishop Auckland Reserves.

Michael Bulmer maintained his prolific campaign with a well-taken double, backed by a strike from sub Steven Clark. Jay Martin was Oddies’ man of the match, with Thomas Fisk best for Bishops.

Hall Farm got back to winning ways, pipping Hartlepool Reserves 2-1 in a close-fought battle to stay fourth in the table. Dean Smith and sub Josh Tuckwell came up trumps for Hall Farm, whose star man was Liam Wooton. Elliott Beddow replied for Hartlepool.

Guide Post succumbed 3-1 at home to Brandon United Development.

Coundon & Leeholme outgunned Sunderland University 5-0, with the goals shared around.

Scott Hastie, Stephen Butler, Wayne Whitfield, Darren Simpson and Craig Robson all struck as the home side reached 100 league goals for the season, with Mark Wood star man. Jamie Hindmarsh was the students’ star man.

The win cut inactive Durham City Reserves’ lead at the top to nine points, with Coundon having two games in hand.

Sherburn Village WMC battled for a 2-2 draw at Wheatley Hill WMC, with Glenn Hendrix and Chris Brown on target for the visitors. Mark Baitey was their star performer.

Blackhill & Ebchester were no match for Redcar Town, who cruised to an 8-3 victory.

Four-goal Stuart Poulter, sub Matthew Brookes, Ben Sandie, Mitchel Morris and Steve Thompson all notched for the Teessiders.

Richy Parkin, Danny Castro and Daniel Reed replied.

Seaham New Westlea are still seeking a first point after going down 4-0 at home to Killingworth YPC for their 19th defeat out of 19 games this season.

Curtis Steadman, Cyle Pringle, Konner Lamb and Dan Cartwright notched for the visitors.