Durham Alliance Combination League: Hat-trick hero Dean seals quarter-final place for Hall Farm

Harton & Westoe (blue and white) battle Ashbrooke Belford House in the Wearside League last week
Harton & Westoe (blue and white) battle Ashbrooke Belford House in the Wearside League last week
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Hall Farm Glasshus kept up their impressive campaign with a fine 4-2 success in the Durham County Minor Cup.

Dean Smith stole the show with a clinical hat-trick as Hall Farm saw off Hebburn Reyrolle, from the Northern Alliance League, while Martin Hope also scored.

Andrew Tatters was man of the match.

Hall Farm have been handed a home in the quarter-finals, with Stockton Churches Portrack due to visit Leyburn Grove on December 10.

Bishop Auckland Reserves exited the competition, pipped 4-3 away to Crook and District League side Shildon Railway.

Liam Gill, Scott Winterburn and Adam Lee-Shield notched Bishops’ goals, with Reed Molloy their star performer.

Doubles from Tom Morgan and Adam Pinkney steered Railway through.

Gary Proudfoot and sub Mark Miles both netted doubles to help West Auckland Tuns home 6-0 in a battle of the newcomers in the only league match of the weekend away to Billingham.

Peter Roderick and sub Nick Peterson also got in on the act, beating man-of-the-match keeper Jamie Lunnon.

Billingham remain at the foot of the table, with just one point from their first nine matches. West Auckland, meanwhile, rose to third place with their second victory, although they are one of four teams level on eight points.

Durham County Minor Cup quarter-final draw: Hall Farm Glasshus v Stockton Churches Portrack, Shildon Railway v Billingham Town Reserves, Darlington Travellers Rest v Stockton West End A, Felling Magpies or Middlestone Moor Masons Arms v Ryton & Crawcrook Albion A. Ties: December 10