Peterlee Sunday League: Easington CIU spot on for shoot-out glory

Easington CIU, winners of the Tommy Burrell Memorial Cup
Easington CIU, winners of the Tommy Burrell Memorial Cup
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EASINGTON CIU ended the season on a winning note by lifting the Tommy Burrell Memorial Cup – though they were taken to a penalty shoot-out before beating First Division Shotton Comrades.

CIU led with Jonathan Birbeck’s goal, but Comrades battled back to go 2-1 up with goals from Brett Carr and Lliam Cockerill. A late Thomas Goundry penalty levelled matters at 2-2 to force an extra half hour which failed to produce a winner.

CIU then triumphed 6-5 in the shoot-out. Kevin Heppell starred for CIU, with Stephen Digby best for Comrades.