James “Jiffy” Dickinson roll back the years to inspire Wearmouth CW Juniors to a storming 4-1 success in the only Fourth Divison game to beat the weather.
Dickinson fired a clinical hat-trick to put the Saltgrass to the sword. Reece Young hit the Saltgrass’s solitary goal, then Jonny Atkinson hit a tasty effort to make it four for the visitors, whose star man was David Hoey.
Keeper Chris Cooke was outstanding for Saltgrass.
Martin Telfer Carpets took advantage of the extra man to claim a 4-2 away win in Division Three as Penshaw Catholic Club had Peter McGhee sent off.
Brent Brooke hit a double for the visitors and Penshaw had Sean Williams and Liam Binks find the net before McGhee was given his marching orders.
Further strikes from star man Wayne Henderson and sub Steven Trotter made sure of Carpets’ win.
Jonathan Snelling starred for Penshaw.
Thorney Close Inn recorded a surprise win over Vane Arms to end their poor run in the First Division.
Craig Collins was on fire and grabbed a brace, teaching Vane’s Ian Donkin a footballing lesson in the process.
Cushingham reduced the deficit for Steven Pickhard’s men, but, as they went in search for more goals, they found Alan Surtees in fine form between the sticks for Thorney.
Thorney made sure of the points after Kyle Gibson came off the bench to fire past Chris Roach for 3-1.
Willow Pond were comfortable 6-2 winners over Oddies in the Hylton Road derby.
Stuart Lawrence caught the eye and had a hand in most of Willow’s goals.
Oddies could not contain him and Hurrell Jnr, Cresswell and Connor Gales had him to thank for putting ball on a plate for them. Oddies replied with a double from their lively forward. Jake McDermott came off the bench and fired home a brace and Jack Oughton hit the last for the Willow
Hylton Castle TWR came out on top in a tight Premier Division affair at Silksworth Paragon
They ran out winners by the odd goal in three, in a game which could have gone either way.
Paragon had Michael Young on target, but later in the game he saw red and there was only going to be one winner from then on in. Tom Callaghan levelled things for the visitors, and, after Paragon were reduced to 10 men, Hylton threatened more up front and grabbed the winner through Matty Raines’ free-kick.
Farringdon ISL retained top spot after they eventually made easy work of Ryhope Foresters in a 5-2 away success.
David “Busta” Paul once again earned star man for Farringdon after a great performance, finding the net twice in the process.
Yet it did not start off well for Farringdon as Foresters dominated the furst half and took a 2-0 lead through Kieran Davies and James Slack.
It was a different story in the second half as Farringdon ran out comfortable winners. After Paul’s double Ash Davis found the net to put the visitors in front, and further goals from John Bewick and Chris Bell finished off the Foresters.
Hendon were embarrassed at Stannington Grove as Jolly Potters fired four goals past them without reply in the only Division Two match.
Paul Webster grabbed a couple and could have had a hat-trick but he missed a penalty. Adam McQuillan and Lewis Dodds finished the scoring to clinch an emphatic win.
Keeper Allan Carylon was man of the match for Potters, with Lee Owens best for the hosts.
The Victoria Gardens bandwagon keeps on rolling after another win against opponents from a higher division.
They overcame Mill View CIU 3-1 in the Total Sport Challenge Trophy. Callum Hope produced another fine display, with a goal to match. Lee Collins and Stephen “Nelly” Wright also scored for Gardens, while Stephen Conlin fired a late reply.
Abdulrahman Alhajeri was Mill View’s star man.