Sunderland Sunday League: Five-star Athletic too strong for Millfield Oddies

Hylton Castle TWR (blue and white) take on Silksworth Paragon last weekend
Hylton Castle TWR (blue and white) take on Silksworth Paragon last weekend
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Hendon Athletic outgunned Millfield Oddies 5-2 in Division Four.

Bri Carter started the scoring for Athletic with a rasping left-footed 20-yarder, finishing a fine team move.

Stalwart Micky Connor converted Hughes’s free-kick with a well-taken volley, then Connor rose well to head home a great cross from Stephenson, the “Chester Road Cafu”.

Barrs rallied Oddies, but Athletic made sure of the win when Nixon finished a fine move for 4-1, then Cooney fired a fifth past keeper Cullen. Liam Brown gambled on a ball over the top to grab Oddies’ late second.

Park View are now on a two-game unbeaten run after a 3-1 victory at Westmount.

David Brown and Mark Conlin had Park View in front before Atkinson pulled a goal bac, but the visitors battled away and sealed the points with a third goal from Reece Benson

Wear United chalked up an important 2-0 victory over Ryhope CW. Steven Sheriff and Stu Bowan were their marksmen, while James Burlinson shone for Ryhope.

TC took advantage of The Dolphin’s failure to field a full team as they romped to a 9-1 Second Division victory against the nine-man hosts.

TC were six up at the break, thanks to hat-tricks from Michael Mather and Matthew McKenzie. Stephen Howat pulled a goal back for Dolphin, but Dan Padget then hit a brace and Thompson made it nine.

New Town and The Stumble Inn shared the spoils in a tight 2-2 draw.

Scott King had New Town in front, with Elliott Salichi pulling the strings. Stumble hit back through Robson and Bulmer, but they could not hold on and John Milburn came off the bench to level late on.

Jolly Potters were convincing 4-1 winners at Ryhope Railway Inn, who had expected a closer game. Webster, Hourigan, McQuillan and Nixon ddid the damage, while Ben Rowlands hit responded.

TC Plastics did well to take all three points at Victory Club after one of their players saw red.

The yellows were getting dished out, but there were no further dismissals. Kieron Stokoe hit Plastics’ first, followed by a Gareth Stokoe goal. Gareth Greener then saw red and Victory Club capitalised to level with goals from Calvert and Smiles.

But goal machine Luke Bell came to the visitors’ rescue and fired a second-half brace to clinch a 4-2 success.

A good Phil Hodgson brace for Martin Telfer Carpets was not enough as Sunderland Railway Club were just too good on the day. Bryan Wood, Dan Ross, Bradley Timm and a late Cam Marshall goal secured Railway’s 4-2 Third Division triumph.

Kings Arms and Mountain Daisy F&M Underdogs drew 1-1.

Robert Wilson had Kings Arms in front in five minutes and they looked to be cruising, but a red card helped Daisy fight back, with a decent finish from Lewis Cummings eventually sealing their point.

Mill View CIU’s poor season continued with another defeat, 3-2 at Penshaw CC.

An early injury set Mill View back and Penshaw led through Jonny Snelling. Craig Charlton’s double turned it around, but another injury meant another reshuffle for the visitors and they lost their shape. Penshaw equalised with Peter McGhee’s goal, then he fired a late winner.

Washington Colliery brushed aside Lakeside SSC in a 6-0 cruise.

Lakeside were worse than poor and failed to create a clear chance. Colliery, meanwhile, had their forward line on form and doubles from Rowntree, Cummings and Mulvaney sealed victory.

Farringdon Detached stood their ground in a feisty affair as they outgunned Oddies 4-0 in Division One.

The game threatened to boil over on occasions, but Farringdon let their football do the damage and ran out convincing winners. Stewart, Collinson, Wolfendale and star man Davey Stevens all scored

Redhouse Last Orders silenced Hylton Road Carpets Elite with a hard-fought 2-1 win. David Hicks and Stokoe scored either side of the break, and Billy Harrison replied for Carpets. Brown stood out for Redhouse, Middlemiss for Elite.

Willow Pond earned a great 4-1 success away to the much-fancied Thorney Close Inn. Carr, Cresswell, Rutter and man of the match McNulty all found the net, while James Dolan replied for Thorney, who just weren’t at the races.

Southwick beat a depleted The Ashbrooke team 3-0 to maintain their good form in the Premier Division. Star man Shaun Fisk grabbed a hat-trick and is asking for a wage increase as a result!