DANIEL Thompson grabbed a clinical hat-trick to set up Houghton Chilton Lodge for a fine 4-2 victory over Ushaw Moor Cricket Club in the Durham City Smiles League Cup second round.
Star man Iain Macpherson also notched for Lodge, with James Richardson and sub Andrew Smith responding.
Pelton Crown edged out Premier side East Rainton 2-1, thanks to Liam Mitchell’s fine double.
Durham County won well, 5-2 away to Ferryhill Community Hub in the second round of the D&P Trophies Knockout Trophy.
Sub Alex Graham (2), Barry Thompson, Melvin Bell and Andrew Matthewson steered County home, with Shaun Meek and Michael Couch replying.
High Shincliffe Avenue beat Esh Winning Cricket Club 3-1, with Michael Shaw hitting the consolation.
Bowburn Athletic won their first round tie 5-2 at newcomers Chester-le-Street AFC, thanks to Nick Kitching (2), Kieran Guy, Connor Slater and Chris Devine.
Ouston Cherry Tree came through an epic JD Taxis Guards Cup tie, winning 6-5 at neighbours Pelaw Grange Dogs after extra time.
Doubles from Michael Ross, Mark Bailes and Andrew Clarkson did the damage, with Michael Mclean (2), David Donnelly, David Jeffers and Daniel Hay replying.
Hetton New Inn fought well but lost out 3-2 to Waldridge Park in the Stepy’s Coaches President’s Trophy third round.
Star man Luke Anderson (2) and Steven MacDonald bagged the vital strikes.
West Rainton comfortably beat Lumley Snooker Club 3-0, courtesy of two-goal Graeme Brenkley and Jamie Bowes, with Andrew Hope and Chris Dawson the respective star men.