Sunderland Sunday League: Place reaches half-century as Florists enjoy double delight

Hylton Road Carpets Elite (orange) celebrate beating New Town 3-1 yesterday to win the Billy Pemberton Memorial Cup.
Hylton Road Carpets Elite (orange) celebrate beating New Town 3-1 yesterday to win the Billy Pemberton Memorial Cup.
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RCA Grangetown Florists taught Hylton Castle TWR a footballing lesson as they brushed them aside with ease in a 6-0 romp.

Star man was Andy Place, whose clinical hat-trick took his tally to 48 in league and cup.

Symonds was next on scoresheet as he finished a flowing move. Dickinson and Hill finished the rout. Monson shone for TWR.

On Thursday, RCA Grangetown Florists enjoyed another good win, 4-1 against SR Dons, thanks to doubles from Andrew Place, taking him to his half-century of goals, and John Turvey.

James Fairley was in scintillating form as he earned the man of the match award and fired four goals to steer table-topping Humbledon & Plains Farm to another Premier Division win, 8-2 at SR Dons.

James Cassidy increased the league with a fine finish. Dons quickly pulled two goals back but Plainsy were too strong. Nath O’Neill, Neal Atkinson and Richard Paxton finished the scoring.

Second-top Farringdon ISL struggled to field a team, presumably due to international call-ups, and manager Paul Frame dusted down his old Patrick boots to lead the line well.

Luke Richardson grabbed a brace to see them two up on Silksworth Paragon, but Lewis Herron replied.

Farringdon pushed on, though, and increased their lead when Chris Pearson fired past Paragon keeper David Smith, the visitors’ man of the match.

Myers brushed relegation-threatened Sandhills aside in a convincing 4-1 win.

Mallaburn gave Sandhills an early lead, but Darren Cressford levelled. Myers began to dominate and found the net three more times, through Neil Blue, Steven Thompson and Gavin Nesbitt.

Lewis Lynn shone for Sandhills.

Welcome Tavern produced their performance of the season with a 5-0 win over Harbour View to boost their survival hopes in Division Two.

Star man James Mitchell started the scoring, then Darren Green and Charles Old increased their advantage. In the second half, Craig Gordon chipped in with two goals to seal the win.

The Vane Arms grabbed three more vital points to secure a four-point lead at the top of the table.

Adam Wasey grabbed a brace and Rob Thompson hit the winner. Carney and Stephenson scored for Lakeside, who plunged to the bottom of the table, albeit only on goal difference.

Hylton Road Carpets Elite are hot on the heels of Vane Arms after beating Royal Marine 3-2 to sit pretty in second place.

Gav Murton grabbed a hat-trick to give them the win and Peter Marshall scored both for Marine.

Willow Pond heaped more misery on Mill View CIU with an easy 4-0 win which meant they finish their campaign on 17 points, only out of the bottom two on goal difference, though their two rivals both have games left.

Once again, Julio Arca produced a man-of-the-match display and also found the net. Jake McDermott and Chris Taylor added further goals.

Scott Richardson shone for Mill View but could not stop Willow, who also had Richie Bland on target.

Farringdon Detached look to have ended their poor run of form with a 4-1 win over Pennywell Comrades.

Jordan Wolfendale got his name on the scoresheet along with Chris Stevens.

Josh Wilde pulled a goal back for Pennywell, but Farringdon had Sean Archbold on target twice to seal the win.

Detached, though, were brought down to earth on Good Friday with a 3-1 defeat at Royal Marine.

Lewis Cummings saw red for Jolly Potters, but that didn’t affect them has they beat New Tavern 2-1 to leapfrog their opponents into fourth place in the Third Division.

Adam McQuillan backed a match-winning brace and Jack Purvis shone for the Potters. Chris Trewhitt replied for Tavern.

South Hylton Potters showed their class in the only First Division game.

After finding themselves 2-0 down at the break at Ryhope Top House, they overturned that to win 5-2.

Star man Jordan Cook grabbed a brace, followed by a Bussey strike. Ryan McCollin put the game to bed with a double of his own.

Jake Taylor and Matthew Grassam replied.

In Division Four on Thursday night, Sam Wigham’s brace helped steer GBSC home 4-1 against Railway Club, with Liam Houghton and Michael Wharton also on target.

Richie Timm notched for Railway, who had Alex Mustard sent off.

Norman Younger and John Brannen were the respective star men.