Durham Alliance Combination League: Oddies’ show of strength in six-goal derby romp

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Oddies proved too strong for hosts Farringdon Detached in a one-sided Sunderland derby.

Detached, boosted by their 10-3 win the previous week, found their visitors too hot to handle, with star man Martin Thompson’s double leading the way in a 6-1 Oddies victory.

Steven Clark, Kevin Morton, Paul Taylor and Michael Bulmer also netted.

Guide Post romped to an 11-1 success at lowly Seaham New Westlea, for whom keeper Paul Guy won the man-of-the-match nod. Ethan Dowse hit Westlea’s consolation.

Hall Farm were handed a lesson in finishing as Coundon & Leeholme eased to a 6-0 home victory, giving the Sunderland side only their second defeat in 11 games.

Richy Timm impressed for Farm, but they were outgunned as Craig Robson, Morghan Claydon, Ben Trotter, Kurt Matthews, Paul Bailes and sub Wayne Whitfield all got on the scoresheet.

Table-toppers Durham City Reserves cruised to a comfortable 8-1 home win over Blackhill & Ebchester.

Craig Mountain and sub Kyle Patton both struck twice, supported by Jeremy Allen, Mathew Huntley, Jamie Kelly and Daniel Knowd, while James Huntley star man. Stephen Agnew hit Blackhill’s consolation, with keeper Grant Scott man of the match in keeping the score down.

Sherburn Village WMC, in third, were convincing 5-1 winners at home to Brandon United Development, with two-goal Glenn Hendrix supported by strikes from Alex Hird, Joe Simpson and an own goal. Adam Burnham bagged Brandon’s consolation, with Robbie Barrass star man.

Connor McEvoy’s brace helped Bishop Auckland Reserves outgun Whitburn Village 6-0, backed by Sam Joyce, Lee Ellison, Liam Bain and Liam Woodfine. Adam King stood out for Whitburn.

Wheatley Hill WMC secured a 2-2 draw at Hartlepool Reserves, thanks to efforts from David Trenholme and star man Kyle Middleton while Washington AFC were sunk 5-1 at Killingworth YPC.

Redcar Town demolished Wallsend Town 9-0, Stuart Poulter hitting four goals.

In midweek, Durham City Reserves bolstered pole position by pipping second-top Coundon & Leeholme 4-3 to move five points clear, courtesy of goals from Chris Pattinson, Craig Mountain, Jack Carr and Mathew Huntley.