Durham Alliance Combination League: Oddies on the up with five-goal super show

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Oddies enjoyed a convincing 5-0 home victory over Wheatley Hill WMC, with the goals shared around as they climbed to fifth place.

Regular marksman Michael Bulmer missed out this time as Luke Taylor, Andrew Smith, Steven Clark, Kevin Morton and Billy Harrison all beat visiting keeper Russell Blenkinsop.

Mark Wasey shone for Oddies, with Joe Smith best for Wheatley.

Hall Farm maintained their impressive campaign with a 5-2 Sunderland derby success against Guide Post.

Victory took the unbeaten former Wearside Combination League outfit a point clear of Durham City Reserves, who were without a match – and Hall Farm still have a game in hand.

Jake Baker, man of the match Josh Tuckwell, Lee Pearce, Adam Baister and Andrew Steele all got in on the act for Farm.

Whitburn Village produced a brilliant attacking performance to finish 6-4 winners at home to Wallsend Town in a memorable clash.

Doubles from Howard Stafstrom and Chris Usher led the way for the villagers, who also had Adam King and star man Barry Sutton on target.

Farringdon Detached put up a good fight before losing out 3-1 at home to Bishop Auckland Reserves.

Sam Joyce (2) and Louis Fitzgerald notched for the winners, whose star man was Connor Bain.

Sherburn Village WMC maintained their goal rush with a 5-0 defeat of newcomers Washington AFC, who had Mark Wallis sent off as they endured their ninth defeat out of nine in a tough baptism.

Glenn Hendrix kept up his clinical form with a hat-trick, backed by goals from Steven Turnbull and Graeme Brenkley. David Fowler stood out for Washington, Joe Simpson for Sherburn.

Third-top Coundon & Leeholme were held to a 2-2 draw by visitors Hartlepool Reserves, with Scott Hastie and Derek Wade’s goals cancelled out by Dom Swinbourne and sub Sam Harrison.

Richie Parkin (2) and sub Dan Reed netted in vain for Blackhill & Ebchester, who were pipped 4-3 at Killingworth YPC, while Brandon United Development succumbed 3-1 at Redcar Town.

Newcomers Seaham New Westlea succumbed 9-2 to Crook Albion in their Durham Minor Cup preliminary round tie.