Hockadays make a good day for Peterlee Town

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IT has been a topsy-turvy start for Peterlee Town, but they hit all the right notes when they defeated Sunderland West End in the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup.

David Laight gave them a perfect start, firing past goalkeeper John Kilner after only seven minutes.

However, the Wearsiders hit back with an equaliser from Brad Foster.

From then on, though, Don Naylor’s team took charge and finished comfortable winners, with further goals from David Hockaday, Peter Crawford and Stephen Hockaday.

Ashbrooke Belford House also enjoyed victory by a three-goal margin.

Despite conceding the lead to Annfield Plain’s Carl Henderson, they won at a canter thanks to captain Kenny Taylor (2), Stuart Burton and Jake Moan.

There’s no stopping Ryhope CW, the only side with a 100 per cent record.

They romped home against Darlington Cleveland Bridge as John Butler (2), Paul Taylor (2) and Greg Swansbury netted. The visitors’ only response came from Daniel McLachlan.

Silksworth Rangers went down at Gateshead Leam Rangers, whose matchwinners were Robert Allen, David Ridley, Anthony Brewis and David Lucas (pen). Dean Hannah (pen) and Dan Rooney replied for the Wearsiders.

Jarrow just edged Coxhoe Athletic by the odd goal in five.

The hosts twice equalised through Adam McDonald and Trevor Tierney (pen), but it was Peter Kane who was the star of the show, scoring all three Jarrow goals.

The shock result of the day was Redcar Athletic’s big defeat by Stockton Town.

The leaders went in front through Nicky Ward, but after that it was all Stockton and five goals flowed from John Johnson (2), Adam Nicholson, Tom Hinchley and Chris Burton.

Two games were played in the League. Boldon CA lost by the odd goal at Wolviston, who went two goals up through James Brodie-Myers and Mark Critchley before Aidan McCaffrey struck.

Willington won the top-six clash at Hartlepool thanks to Steve Howe, Bayles and Gareth Matthews. Kyle Anderson and Shaun Atkinson kept Pools in with a chance.