Washington Colliery produced the shock of the day with a 5-2 Third Division victory win over free-scoring Ashbrooke Sports Club.
Andy McIntyre went from hero to villain, scoring a hat-trick for the Colliery and then being given his marching orders. David Dixon grabbed a double for Ashbrooke, but Washington had Martin Maggiore hit another two to silence the Ashbrooke faithful.
Mill View CIU claimed a much-needed win, 5-1 away to Kings Arms, after a poor start to the season.
Lewis hit a double and Craig Charlton made it 3-0 before Robert Wilson gave Arms a lifeline. Huntrod and Brooke both came off the bench to net to secure the points for Mill View.
Star man Paul Newton-Eddy grabbed a glorious hat-trick for the Railway Club but still could not prevent his side losing out on maximum points in a 3-3 draw at Penshaw CC. Jonathon Snelling hit a double for Penshaw to make it a nervy finish and they got their rewards for their constant goal threat as Matty O’Neill scored with the very last kick.
Martin Telfer Carpetsnearly blew all three points after losing their lead a few times, but they managed to hold off Mountain Daisy F&M Underdogs 5-3 in the end.
Kev Simpson fired a hat-trick for Carpets, but Thompson, Smith and Kershaw cancelled out their efforts. But, just as they were getting back in the game, they were soon out of it with poor defending as Brent Brooke and Paul Clinton capitalised.
The Board Inn earned three easy points with goals from Wharton, Whigham, Frame and Liam Houghton sinking Lakeside SSC 4-0. Lakeside were worse than poor and failed to manage an effort on target. Craig Carneys men are now on extra training in the back yard!
Farringdon ISL were down to the bare bones again but still found it easy in a 7-2 victory against South Hylton Potters.
Star man was David “Busta” Paul, who hit five goals. Greener and Maw replied for Potters, but Farringdon finished them off with strikes from Mather and Pearson.
Myers and Hylton Castle TWR shared the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Super Kev Gordon grabbed a brace for TWR, but goals in either half from Moody and Moore secured a draw for Myers.
Another tight game saw Silksworth Paragon and RCA Grangetown Florists play out a 1-1 draw.
Shaun Petch had RCA in front, but new boy Callum Lough equalised late on. Philly Hall was outstanding for Florists, while Haley shone for Paragon.
In the only First Division game, O’Brien Waste Recycling briens made easy work of Oddies, who are suffering a torrid time at the moment.
David Sewell, fresh from his transfer from Southwick, showed his class and earned the man of the match award, but the goals came from Anderson, Fairs, Huggins, Conlon and Minhinnet. Hard-working Aaron Donkin earned the plaudits for Oddies.
Ryhope Railway Inn’s Ben Rowlands led the line well, grabbing a treble to help put AFC Wearside to the sword in an 8-4 home Second Division win.
Dean Machin grabbed a brace before Weighill, Rose and Gollaghy replied. Craig Whelan hit a double to increase Ryhope’s lead and McConville finished the scoring. Jason Calvert hit another for Wearside, but they were well beaten.
Jolly Potters were convincing winners against a poor TC side in a 10-0 cruise.
Adam McQuillan was star man after hitting a hat-trick and having a hand in most of the goals. Kyle Hourigan also fired a treble to make it 6-0.
In the second half, it was more of the same as Webster hit a double and Wilson and Dodd finished the scoring. Slater stood out for TC.
Chris Wilkin thought he had done enough for The Dolphin with an early double, but it proved not to be as Washingtion New Tavern hammered them in the second half, hitting five unanswered goals to win 5-2, courtesy of Scott Turnes, Jay Booth, Gav Neal and a brace from Craig Neal.
Westmount put a dent in Millfield Oddies’ good run with a 4-2 win in Division Four.
Daryll Atkinson was on form to fire home a decisive hat-trick. Oddies fought back, with Ganley and Barrs on target, but the points were secured for Westmount after Stephen Dixon nodded home.
Woodlands went goal crazy in storming to a 7-3 victory at Park View.
Carl Longstaff and Liam Middlemas both hit hat-tricks for Woodlands before Benson and Robinson gave Park View some consolation. Connor McKenzie then hit another for the visitors, with sub Jordan Ewart hitting the home side’s third.
Victoria Gardens came out on top 5-2 in the derby at Alan Carter’s Hendon Athletic.
Hendon who took the lead with an excellent counter-attacking goal, finished off by Micky Connor. Gardens hit back through Devlin, then visiting keeper Elliott produced a world-class save to keep Connor out.
Devlin hit his second just before half-time, but Athletic equalised with a fantastic 40-yard free-kick from man of the match Bri Carter which found the top corner.
Gardens regained the lead with Humble’s penalty and Hendon could not cope with the fresh legs of the visiting subs as Collins and Devlin, completing his treble, sealed the win.
Ryhope CW let themselves down after McAnaney and Hutchinson saw red in a 6-1 defeat at The Saltgrass.
The hosts soon took advantage and Lewis Fairley ended up with a hat-trick, while Barnes and McLaren increased the lead. Scott Harrison did manage to pull one back, but another Saltgrass goal from Muncaster finished the scoring