Sunderland Boys Under-13s are enjoying an impressive and unbeaten start to the season.
Sunderland started well against South Tyneside and scored a goal after 15 minutes from St Aidan’s Liam Haley.
Haley picked the ball up and skipped past three defenders before slotting the ball past the keeper.
The Boys were quickly 2-0 up, when an Aaron Duell corner was met by another St Aidan’s player, Dominic Moan.
In the second half, Sunderland had a Duell goal ruled out for a push on a defender.
South Tyneside fought back and scored two goals in as many minutes to set up a frantic last ten minutes.
However, Niall Palmer picked up the ball on the right and produced an excellent cross for Callum Guy to head home and secure a 3-2 victory.
Sunderland also entertained Middlebrough in a re-arranged English Trophy match with a place in the third round at stake.
Sunderland started well and took the lead in the when Dominic Moan connected with a corner.
Another goal quickly followed when Niall Palmer scored from close range.
After 25 minutes it was 3-0, Callum Guy rounded the keeper and slide the ball home.
In the second half Sunderland continued to dominate and scored two more goals through Harry Johnson and Nathan Greenwood.
H The Under-12s’ competition was played as a round robin, where Monkwearmouth, Farringdon, Houghton Kepier, Sandhill View, St Aidan’s and Venerable Bede all played each other once.
Farringdon were overwhelming winners of the group, winning all five games and taking maximum points.
Runners-up in the group were Monkwearmouth, who managed ten points from their five games.
The remaining teams were very evenly matched and all teams recorded at least one victory.
In the Under-12s league, Seaham were 7-3 victors against Kepier.
Kepier did bounce back when they traveled to Thornhill and came away with a narrow 1-0 win.
H Under-13s league leaders St Aidan’s were not in action so teams around them had the chance to close the gap.
Castle View achieved this with a 6-1 win at home to Red House Academy.
They also won 3-2 against Hetton.
Other games saw Kepier lose to Farringdon 8-2 and Hetton 5-4.
Venerable Bede came away with a 3-2 win against Farringdon. Blaine Johnson scored two goals for Bede.
H St Aidan’s Under-14s extended their lead at the top of the league with a 4-1 home win against Sandhill View and a convincing 5-1 away win at Seaham.
Red House Academy enjoyed a 3-1 home win against Academy 360.
H Venerable Bede Under-15s held on to their 100 per cent record with an 8-0 away win at Farringdon.
Bede’s goals came from Cameron Fenton, Davis Keillor Dunn, Nathan Bennett, Will Cook, Joe Cooper and a hat-trick from Josh Dick.
St Aidan’s are currently in second spot and kept the pressure on Bede with a 2-0 away win at Academy 360.
Academy 360 were also in action against Kepier, but lost 7-4.
H Hetton Under-16s progressed to the next round of the City Cup with a 3-2 win against Academy 360.
Hetton will now play Kepier in the next round.