Durham Sunday League: Final heartbreak for Wild Boar as Celtic land Trophy

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FERRYHILL Celtic dashed Houghton Wild Boar All-Stars’ dreams with a 1-0 victory in the Stepy’s Coaches President’s Trophy final.

Luke Thompson pounced for the only goal in a tightly contested showdown at New Ferens Park, despite Ferryhill having Shane Todd sent off.

Marco Linhart stood out for Celtic, with Dean Clark star man for Second Division mid-table outfit Wild Boar.

Celtic’s success, making amends for their defeat in the final of the Ramside Hall Hotel Cup-Winners’ Cup, added to their promotion success as runners-up in Division Three.

Fifth-top Houghton Wild Boar wound down the league season with a 3-0 defeat to fourth-placed Durham County Seniors in Division Two.

Pelton RAOB pipped Sacriston Cricket Club 1-0 in the Bishop Auckland Heart Foundation Trophy final at Spennymoor, making it a cup treble this term. They had another final, against Newton Aycliffe WMC, last night.

Premier Division champions Hetton Lyons CC, as reported in Monday’s Echo, are folding after 17 successful seasons.