SEAHAM Red Star were pipped at the post in Saturday’s Tyne and Wear LGV Summer Cup semi-final and had to settle for the runners-up spot.
Hebburn Town, relegated from the Ebac Northern League First Division at the end of last season, triumphed on home turf.
Despite two penalties from Dean Nicholson, Mark Collingwood’s Red Star side went down as Andy McIntosh, Shaun Reay and substitute Chris Thompson struck for the South Tynesiders.
Jarrow Roofing clinched third place with a 3-1 win over Hebburn Reyrolle. Manager Richie McLoughlin has pulled off a major coup, signing John Campbell from West Auckland and the goalscoring predator bagged a brace, with Anth Myers also on target.
Sunderland RCA, who failed to make headway in the six-club competition, reserved their best performance for last. They easily saw off Wearside League club Sunderland West End with strikes by Stephen Callan (2), Dave Henderson and Andrew Wilson.