HETTON The Tuns picked up a surprise win when beating Seaham Island Club 4-1 to climb away from the Premier Division relegation zone.
Matt Jackson, man of the match Chris Hugill, Steve Ashman and Adam Malekpour inspired Tuns in the only top-flight match, with Anthony Watson hitting Island’s consolation.
Jon Hodgson shone for Island.
Paul Elliott’s brilliant hat-trick steered Easington Southside to all three points when they beat Hetton Social 3-0 in the only First Division match. The win lifted Southside out of the bottom three to lie now in mid-table, with Hetton dropping into the danger zone.
In the Second Division, Shotton Builders Warehouse swapped places with Peterlee Hearts to move up to second spot after hammering their opponents 9-1.
Karl Garside’s hat-trick led the way, backed by two goals apiece from Scott Brampton and sub Michael Boardman.
Rory Armstrong and John Brown also netted, while Michael Coates notched Hearts’ consolation.
Graeme Coxon’s brace, plus efforts from Graeme Ashcroft and Scott Jackson, paved the way for Acre Rigg Social to overcome New Seaham Mallard 4-2, with Andrew Johnson and Mark Cooper responding. Keeper Dale Atkinson starred for Mallard.
Wingate Plough Inn climbed out of the bottom three when they enjoyed a 6-0 win against Easington Half Moon, whose top performer was Tom Wade.
In the Durham County Sunday Cup, three league clubs won through, but three exited the competition.
Horden CW Supporters Club, with goals from Jonathan Pearson, Kristopher Hope and sub Chris Wright, secured the result of the round, beating highly-fancied Sunderland side Farringdon ISL 3-1.
South Hetton Cricket Club won by the same scoreline against Lanchester CC, thanks to goals from Alan Curl, Matthew Johnson and Damien Hope, while a brace from Darren Ruddock paved the way for Seaham The George to progress with a 2-0 triumph against Washington Westwood.
A goal from Gary Shaw was not enough for Peterlee Helford United, who went down 2-1 in a close encounter against Stockton Hardwick.
Easington CIU were second best on the day as they succumbed 2-0 to Silksworth Paragon and a strike from Craig McManus was not enough to save Wingate, who lost 3-1 to Hartlepool Lion Hillcarter.
Michael Kennedy fired home a tremendous hat-trick as Easington Welfare crushed Peterlee Central Club 5-0 away from home in the Cyril Dunn Memorial Cup, supported by goals from Ian Rickaby and sub Jay Jobson.
Second Division Peterlee Oaklands claimed the scalp of high-riding First Division side Seaham Phoenix in the John & Pat McManus Memorial Cup, winning 3-0 thanks to Jordan Bailey, Martin Mason and sub Karl Arkwright.
Peterlee Catholic Club comfortably reached round three by beating Shotton Comrades 4-1. Alan Smith, Paul Wintrip and subs Ross Stephenson and Martin Peace did the damage, with Scott Danks replying.