Peterlee Sunday League: Easington Lane hit magnificent seven to make Durham Sunday Cup progress

Wearmouth Old Boys (red and white) take on Roseberry Grange in the Over-40s League last weekend
Wearmouth Old Boys (red and white) take on Roseberry Grange in the Over-40s League last weekend
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Easington Lane WMC overwhelmed hosts Seaham Marlborough 7-0 to reach the Durham County Sunday Cup’s first round proper.

Stephen Francis and Darryl Robinson both notched twice, with man of the match Callum Haswell, sub Jai Young and John Purvis also on target.

Anthony Watson starred in vain for Marlborough.

Peterlee Central Club exited the competition, going down 4-2 in a close-fought clash at Durham Sunday League side Grange Villa. Star man Thomas Bell and sub Craig Deighton fired Central’s goals.

Easington CIU saw off neighbours Easington Welfare 5-1, with star man Jordan Williams bagging the consolation goal.

Simon Todd, Iain Dunn, Rob Huntley, Chris Hall and man of the match Liam Adamson struck for CIU.

Shotton Comrades pipped Wolviston Under-23s on penalties after a 2-2 draw, with subs Ian Watson and Michael Boardman hitting their goals.

Seaham The George saw their dreams dashed by a 3-1 defeat to Silksworth Paragon. Darren Ruddock bagged George’s consolation, with Steven Hobkirk their top performer.

Premier leaders Peterlee Catholic Cub needed penalties to see off Darlington Argos 5-4, after a hard-fought 2-2 draw. Peter Crawford and Liam Wintrip struck.

Hetton Fox and Hounds outgunned Haswell Oddfellows Arms 3-1 to move into the George Ivey Cup semi-finals.

Dan Robson, Jeffery Oseni and Jack McBeth did the damage, with Dean Musther man of the match.

Murton New Hesledon won 3-2 at Wingate Grange to secure a Cyril Dunn Cup semi-final place.

Liam Appleby (2) and sub Stephen Goddard struck, with Michael Lee and Simon Hall responding. Liam Jones starred for Hesledon, with keeper Chris Daley best for Grange.

South Hetton Cricket Club drew 4-4 with Wingate Plough Inn in a cracking tie, then lost out in a shoot-out.

Mark Hartley (2), Kieran Bridon and Mathew Johnson hit the cricketers’ goals, with Lewis Beeston (2), Jack Hart and David Clogg replying. Graham Hall starred for South Hetton, while keeper Dan Davies was Plough’s main man.

Peterlee Helford United came through 5-4 in a Premier Division Cup thriller at Murton Colliery to reach the semi-finals.

Star man Carl Thomas (2), Paul Milner and Matthew Jackson netted for Murton, but Karl Garside (2), Daryl Evans, Danny Naylor and Philly Hickman guided Helford home. Ian Bickerstaff was Helford’s top man.

Struggling Sherburn United upset Seaham Parkside to progress in the Second Division Cup winning 4-3 on penalties after an epic 5-5 draw.

Michael Kennedy (3), Sean Kavanagh and Dale Wilkinson struck for Parkside, but Flynn Fisher, Chris Kilgour, Ryan Gilchrist, James Brett and Kevin Ambler levelled it up, despite John Atkinson’s red card. Keeper Damian Price shone for United.

Hetton Social lost their First Division Cup quarter-final 4-1 at Peterlee Oaklands.

Liam Atchison, Karl Arkwright, Martin Mason and Lee Cleary scored for Oaklands.

In Division Two, Acre Rigg Celtic came out on top in a hotly-contested derby against leaders Horden Cricket Club, who had David Allen sent off for two bookable offences.

Keeper Keiran Gething was outstanding for Horden, but was beaten by the only goal, scored by sub Ian Archer. Graham Hornsby shone for Celtic.

Newcomers Grangetown WMC secured their first league victory, edging home 2-1 against Peterlee Hearts.

Keeper Paul Guy starred for Grangetown, with Rob Cummings and Jay McLaren bagging the vital goals. Steven Freeman struck for Hearts, whose top performer was Michael Coates.

Champions Dawdon Welfare Park rose to second place in the Premier Division following a 3-1 win at Easington HMS Victory.

Two-goal Robbie Bird and star man Kyle Middleton netted, with Thomas Bott replying. Jonathan Bell shone for Victory.

This Sunday, Dawdon host Newton Aycliffe Locomotion in the FA Sunday Cup at Seaham Red Star (1.30pm).