Durham Sunday League: Melvin can brag after giving Lumley lift-off

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LUMLEY roared to a 4-2 Third Division win at Ferryhill Community Hub, their first of the season, with Daniel Melvin’s hat-trick doing the damage.

Lumley got off to a flying start, catching Hub on the break twice and taking full advantage of both opportunities, through Jason Turnbull and Melvin, for a 2-0 lead.

Hub controlled the tempo of the game after that but found it difficult to find a way back into the game and Melvin struck twice more to seal a deserved victory, with star man John Poulter and Daniel Gilyeat, with a 20-yard lob, replying.

Bede Lodge Social Club defeated Pittington 4-3, with David Duke, Michael Cooper, Patrick Harrington and Paul Richardson grabbing the goals. Chris Laverick was star man.

Table-toppers Washington Cricket Club edged a 2-1 victory at Hetton New Inn.

Esh Winning Cricket Club enjoyed doubles from Dean Taylor and Paul Taylor in a 4-3 success against Kelloe Davy Lamp, who had Daniel Lowe, Lee Hutchinson and Steven Ferguson on target. Dale Morris shone for Esh, keeper Michael Graham for Lamp.

West Rainton showed no mercy to bottom club Burnmoor JFC, storming to a 6-0 victory in Division Two. Star man Graeme Brenkley bagged a hat-trick, backed by efforts from Martin Clough (2) and sub Craig Taylor.

Bishop Middleham fell behind to a sloppy own goal at home to Durham County Seniors, and later trailed 2-1, but the home side rallied to win 4-2.

An own goal and a fine John Steel header hauled Middleham level, then Sean Cook nodded home a cross to put the hosts on top before Calum Johnston finished the scoring. John Cook also missed a penalty before both sides had men sent off in a late skirmish.

Waldridge Park climbed into top spot with a 5-1 win over Langley Park Rams Head.

Three goals in quick succession put Waldridge in charge. Wes Delap’s header broke the deadlock, then Chris Days showed brilliant skill in doubling the lead and Adam Campbell Bell tapped in a Steven MacDonald cross.

Matty Agar’s long-ranger and a Steven Dobbing strike made it five.

Alex Ludlow starred for Waldridge, with Kelvyn Scorer best for Langley, whose marksman was Steven Cummings.

Houghton Wild Boar All-Stars went down 3-0 at Sedgefield SC, with Liam Lusk their man of the match.

Houghton Chilton Lodge pipped Ushaw Moor Cricket Club 4-3 in a First Division thriller, with Iain Macpherson, Andrew Bowes, Andrew Macpherson and an own goal doing the damage. Dan Thompson was man of the match.

Chester Britannia suffered a second successive defeat, losing 2-0 to visitors Washington Cross Keys. Liam Young and Alan Wilson notched, with Adam Reay star man. Keeper Jack Taylor stood out for Brit.

Pelaw Grange Dogs had David Jeffers, Michael Mclean and Paul McNally to thank for a hard-earned 3-3 draw at Sacriston WMC.

Houghton Comrades enjoyed a 2-0 derby victory over East Rainton in the only Premier Division match. Callum Munro and star man Kyle Davis grabbed the goals, with Turnbull best for Rainton.

Chester Garden Farm hit three goals inside 15 minutes on the way to a 6-1 Fourth Division romp at leaders Houghton.

Five up at the break, they made it six before Daniel Grant fired a consolation goal.

Ryan Johnson’s hat-trick inspired Farm, with star man Jordan Gibson, Robbie Mawson and Tom Wray also notching.

Fencehouses grabbed an early two-goal lead against bottom club Durham Federation and finished 3-1 winners. Kriss Jobbing snapped up a fine double, with David Finch also notching, while Ben Pearson responded.

Joe Kerry’s double helped Durham County outgun Quarrington Hill WMC 4-0, with Alex Graham and Melvin Bell also scoring. Carl Gott stood out for Hill, who had Carl Hewitson sent off.

Lumley Snooker Club secured a well-deserved 6-1 victory at Chester-le-Street AFC.

Two goals in quick succession put Lumley on top and though Chester pulled one back, visiting keeper Phillip Roughley made two outstanding saves to keep his side in front.

Lumley added two more before half-time, then struck twice in a tame second half as they cruised home. Ben Haddock’s hat-trick inspired Lumley, with Chris Dawson, James Laidler and Dan Young also netting, while star man David Brown responding.

Washington Jays eased to a 3-0 win at Bowburn Athletic.

Chilton WMC cruised into the final of the JD Taxis Guards Cup, crushing visitors Framwellgate Moor WMC 8-1.

Four-goal David Harrison led the way, backed by efforts from Joe Cornbill, Vinny Gash, Nicky Pickford and Byron Brown.

Ouston Cherry Tree secured a semi-fina place, coming from behind three times to defeat Pelton Crown 5-4.

Andrew Clarkson’s treble and a double from man of the match Jon Morrison gave Tree the edge, while Liam Mitchell (2), John Morris and Dean Stewart replied.

Ferryhill Celtic eased to a 5-0 win over Newton Hall Jovial Monk in the fourth round of the Stepy’s Coaches President’s Trophy.

Monk competed well against a strong home side but were still three down the break, and their attacking efforts were thwarted by keeper Kris Carr. Two-goal star man Liam Pearson, Kurt Seymour, Neil Bell and sub Shane Todd all notched for Celtic, with keeper Robert Berry star man for Monk.