Helford seal league and cup double

Easington CIU (white) battle Peterlee Helford United in the John & Pat McManus Memorial Cup final

Easington CIU (white) battle Peterlee Helford United in the John & Pat McManus Memorial Cup final

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PETERLEE Helford United completed a double in the Peterlee and District Sunday League by adding the John & Pat McManus Memorial Cup to their Premier Division title success.

Helford defeated Easington CIU 4-1 in the final, dominating for most of the match with their goals coming from Stephen Hockaday, Andrew Lonsdale, Peter Crawford and Gary Shaw. Simon Todd hit CIU’s consolation.

The final league match saw Easington AFC hammer Peterlee Hearts 10-1 but miss out on runners-up spot in Division Two to neighbours Easington Southside.

Dale Harker fired home a brilliant hat-trick, backed by Michael Stuart (2), Andrew Elliott, Rhys Williams, Matthew Fullard, Carl Price and substitute Lewis Lyons, with Lee Wood replying.