John Purvis enjoyed a day to savour in leading Easington Lane WMC to a comfortable 6-1 win at home to Darlington Middleton Rangers in the first preliminary round of the Durham County Sunday Cup.
McAuley Blackburn and sub Kevin Woods were also on target for rampant Lane.
Goals from Anthony Cowie (2), Stephen Turner and Martin Blenkinsopp paved the way for Murton Park View to outgun Ouston Juniors 4-2.
Chris Hugill, Steve Ashman and Scott Henderson steered Hetton The Tuns home 3-1 against Ushaw Moor Cricket Club.
Kyle Middleton’s brace, along with efforts from John Davies, Dave Summerson and Dan Humphries, saw Thornley Harrys Bar beat Boldon Bathroom and Kitchens 5-2, while Ryan Douglas grabbed the only goal as Easington HMS Victory beat Houghton Town 1-0.
Shotton Comrades unbeaten to date continued to enjoy their impressive start this campaign when they beat Tudhoe United 4-0 with a brace from substitute David Trenholme plus efforts from Scott Danks and Lee Smith.
In an 11-goal thriller, Shotton Builders Warehouse came out on top 6-5 against Sunderland oufit Hylton Road Carpets Elite, thanks to Karl Garside, Liam Beeston, Steven Monaghan, Liam Aichison and two-goal substitute Michael Boardman.
Trimdon Colliery Royal Albion were hammered 8-0 by Toft Hill Three Tuns, while a goal from Paul Eliott was not enough for Easington Southside, who were heavily beaten, 6-1 by Pelton Crown.
Haswell Oddfellows Arms lost 4-0 to Sunderland side Stumble Inn, while Andrew Gilson and Karl Powney struck for Hetton Social in a narrow 3-2 loss to High Handenhold Bird Inn.
Michael Atherton netted in vain for Peterlee Central Club as they lost 3-1 at Hartlepool Pot House.
In the Premier Division, Peterlee Helford United lost their 100 per cent record, with much-improved Horden CW Supporters Club deservedly securing a 3-1 victory.
Helford ended with only nine men, after defender Daryl Evans and sub Michael Cockburn were both sent off.
Scott Davidson and substitutes Nathan O’Neill and Jonathan Monaghan were on target for the Supporters, with Gary Shaw replying.
Rob Huntley and Graham Hornsby struck in vain for Easington CIU, who lost 4-2 to last season’s runners-up, Seaham The George, whose marksmen were Marc Ruddock (2), Darren Ruddock and Martin Cullen.
In the only First Division game, Horden Cricket Club bagged their first league win when Kyle Watson, Kyle Johns, Reece Brymer, Liam Rouse and sub Lee Cleary saw off South Hetton Cricket Club 5-2.
In the Second Division, Easington Half Moon netted four times, through Aidan Lowther, Chris Black, Danny Sloan and John Kennedy, but they remain without a win after going down 7-4 to leaders New Seaham Conservative Club.
Jonathan Roberts stole the show with a hat-trick, backed by two goals apiece from Lee Chapman and Lee Elliott.
Acre Rigg Social climbed to fifth in the table after a comfortable 5-0 win against Hetton Fox and Hounds, with hat-trick hero Scott Jackson supported by Barry Simpson and sub Chris Collings.