Joe Taboun was the hero for Easington Welfare when he hit four goals in a 6-2 Durham County Sunday Cup win against league rivals South Hetton Cricket Club.
John Williams netted the other two goals in the second preliminary round tie, with Alan Curl bagging both consolations for the cricketers, whose star man was Liam Watson.
In all, six league teams won through from 11 ties.
Seaham Marlborough needed penalties to reach the next round after their match finished 3-3 after extra time against Sunderland club Jolly Potters.
Star man Adam Hepple, Andy Johnston and Ryan Martin notched for Marlborough.
Easington Lane WMC convincingly disposed of Sunderland side The Lansdowne, with braces from star man Stephen Francis and Scott Henderson setting up a 7-3 victory.
Jai Young, Steve Ashman and John Purvis also notched
Easington CIU had to work hard before pipping Hartlepool Into the Blue 2-1.
Craig Robinson netted both goals for the visitors, capping a man-of-the-match performance.
Peterlee Catholic Club made excellent progress at the expense of Newton Aycliffe Sports Club, winning 5-2 thanks to goals from Peter Crawford (2), Luke Wallace (2) and Shane O’Brien.
Lewis McGeoch’s well-taken double, supported by efforts from Jak Hanson, Bradley Beeston and Scott Danks, paved the way for Shotton Comrades to outgun South Shields side Prince Edward Pirates 5-2.
Hetton Social bowed out of the competition, beaten 4-0 by Bishop Auckland Sports Bar, while Haswell Oddfellows Arms lost 6-0 at home to Hartlepool Pot House.
Premier club Murton Colliery Inn went down 3-0 to Sunderland’s TS Potters, despite a man-of-the-match display by defender Matthew Jackson, while Hetton Fox and Hounds lost by the same score line to Sunderland side Oddies. Matthew Price was Fox’s top performer.
Goals from Ryan Douglas, Warren French and Thomas Bott were not enough for Easington HMS Victory as they lost 4-3 in a thriller to Burnopfield Hobson Golf.
Lee Moore shone for HMS.
A hat trick from James Connor, a brace from Michael Boardman plus efforts from Jack Pounder, Robert Taylor and sub Jonathan Monaghan saw
Horden CW Supporters revelled in a James Connor hat-trick as they reached the third round of the Tommy Burrell Memorial Cup with a comfortable 8-2 win against Peterlee Hearts.
Christian Cole and Carl Winstanley notched for Hearts, but Michael Boardman (2), Jack Pounder, Robert Taylor and sub Jonathan Monaghan backed Connor to ease Celtic home.
Michael Coates shone for Hearts.
Holders Dawdon Welfare Park cruised through 8-3 at Wingate Grange, who had Simon Hall, Michael Lee and Aaron King on the scoresheet. Keeper Chris Daley was star man for Grange.
Liam Appleby and Elliott Hughes netted in vain for Murton New Hesledon as they suffered a 5-2 defeat to Premier Division outfit Seaham The George.
Ian Sinclair, Shane Docherty, Ryan Temple, Nathan Hunt and Adam Wallace struck for George, who host Wingate Plough Inn this weekend in their delayed County Cup tie.
Adam Wilson starred for George, with Dale Johnson top man for Dawdon.
Star man Matthew Mustard bagged both goals as Seaham Parkside claimed a 2-2 draw at Peterlee Central Club in Division Two.
Man of the match Michael Bayles and Sean Pratt struck for Central.
Acre Rigg Celtic enjoyed a comfortable 6-3 win against New Seaham Westlea thanks to goals from star man Chris Collings (2), Ian Archer, Matty Pattinson, Scott Jackson and Barry Simpson.
Josh Elliott, Andrew Boal and sub Brennan Yuill replied for Westlea, with Michael Taylor their top performer.
In the only First Division match, Lee Cleary netted twice for Peterlee Oaklands as they beat Easington Southside 2-1.
Ken Pounder netted for Southside, whose star man was Josh Broom. Adam Tatters stood out for Oaklands.