LOCAL hero Craig Hubbard turned out for Henderson Butchers and capped a great display by hitting four goals to earn the man of the match award as Ryhope Top House were outgunned 5-2 in Division One.
Gav Stoker got the fifth, while Top House pulled two goals back through Bewick and Mitchell.
Thorney Close Inn just edged an entertaining clash 3-2 against Redhouse Last Orders.
A double from Paul Taylor got Thorney off the mark, but Last Orders battled back and levelled through Moon and Bennett. Thorney grabbed the winner through Davey Robinson.
Grange Park won 3-0 at The Ashbrooke, whose star man was keeper David Passmore.
Martin Telfer Carpets extended their lead at the top of Division Four, edging a 5-4 win at Jollies.
Reece Young, McLaren, Fairley and Carl Young all scored for Jollies, but Carpets cancelled out each one of the goals through Clinton, Moore, Brooke and James Knight before Phil Hodgson came off the bench to smash home the winner.
The Lansdowne bounced from their disappointing defeat with a dominant performance in a 5-0 rout of Railway Club.
Hope-Hindmarch started the scoring with a well-taken double. Conley and Alderson extended the lead before star man Jay Martin shot past the diving keeper. Cam Marshall led the line well for Railway but could not find the net.
Town End Farm RA kept up their impressive run, beating Tunstall Titans 4-2, to keep up with the leading pack.
Star man Luke Bell fired a brace, but Tunstall levelled with Smithson and Wilson scoring in quick succession. RA proved their worth, though, and Devlin put them in front before sub Stephenson hit the killer fourth.
GBSC leapfrogged Ashbrooke Sports Club into third place, hitting nine goals past Dan Hunter.
Rhys Weir and Micky Wharton bagged doubles, while Ralph Dodds came off the bench to notch a hat-trick. Dagg and Carmody also struck, while Ashbrooke managed four consolations, thanks to Ridley (2), Hunter and Teasdale.
Unite New Herrington Club outplayed Millfield Oddies to secure a 5-0 win, with four-goal Kristofer Kane taking the plaudits, while Snelling finished the scoring. Glover starred for Oddies.
New Town demolished Oddfellows Arms 8-1.
A Wear United win is like Christmas as it comes once a year and this was the case as they recorded their first league win, 4-1 over Ryhope Railway Inn, in Division Three.
Chris Brown scored a brace, followed by a Stu Bowman goal. Railway pulled one back through Craig Vincent, but the game turned on its head when Railway had McConville was sent off and United took full advantage, with Stevenson’s strike confirming the win.
Washington New Tavern drew 1-1 with Washington Colliery. Jay Booth had Tavern in front with a clinical finish, but Colliery’s Darren Naisbett equalised early in the second half.
Robson, Thubron and Agnew all notched for The Stumble Inn as they shocked Washington Last Orders with a 3-1 away success. McIntyre volleyed home a consolation.
AFC Wearside and Hendon shared the spoils in their 2-2 top-of-the-table clash, but the point saw Hendon extend their lead.
Josh Campbell put Wearside in front, but Davis levelled and Hendon then took the lead after super sub English nodded home. But AFC weren’t done and Jack Ward scored a late equaliser.
Jolly Potters regained winning ways with a convincing 5-1 triumph at Washington Wetherspoons. Allan Taylor bagged a first-half hat-trick to set the tone. Wetherspoons replied through Peter Thompson, but Dixon and Johnson ensured the visitors’ victory.
Willow Pond ended their winless streak with a fine 3-1 Second Division success against Oddies.
Grant Carr was back among the goals, netting twice. Snowdon pulled a goal back but Bland made sure of the points
Pennywell Comrades’ Michael Thompson claimed a great hat-trick to set his team on their way to a valuable 3-2 victory over The Royal Marine, who rallied late on with two goals from Adam Maggiore.
Hylton Road Carpets Elite took advantage of Mill View CIU’s stand-in keeper to secure a thrilling 4-3 win.
Colin Hagan took one for the team and put a shift in goal for Mill View. He pulled off a few good saves, but Elite were just too clinical in front of goal. David Dixon (2), Gav Murton and Davey Taylor did the damage, with Craig Charlton (2) and Jack Lloyd replying.
Paul Stephenson was star man for Lakeside SSC, inspiring a 2-1 success against Victory Club. Michael Cook got them in front followed by a glorious effort from Lee Stephenson. Victory’s keeper did well to keep the score down before Calvert replied late on.
Leaders Farringdon Detached will see their 2-2 draw at lowly Welcome Tavern as two points dropped.
Paddy South and Archbold had Farringdon two up, but, in the second half, Welcome dominated and goals from Winter and Daz Green earned them a share of the points.