Wearside Combination League: Aquatic Sports put full focus on Easter Monday cup final test

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AQUATIC Sports’ title dream all but died with two recent defeats to Hall Farm, and they look likely to finish in third place following a 6-1 drubbing from University of Sunderland in their penultimate league match.

Ryan Morse notched for Aquatic, whose star performer was Thomas Tansey.

Aquatic must now lift their spirits for Monday’s Alan Hood Memorial Trophy final against Hendon at Boldon CA (10.30am kick-off).

Dynamos Last Orders succumbed 4-1 at home to Oddies.

The bottom club had Shaun Muncaster on target, with keeper Scott Leeming their outstanding man of the match.

In midweek, Dynamos caused a shock by holding second-top Hendon to a 1-1 draw, a result which kept Hall Farm one point ahead at the top. The draw took Dynamos off the bottom, a point clear of Park View.

Hendon completed a convincing aggregate success against Corner Flag in the TWR Bifolds Challenge Cup second round.

Already 2-1 up from the first leg, Hendon eased home 6-0 in the home return, with doubles from Adam Wasey and Adam Cushingham, while Martin Cullen and sub Leighton Cooney also got in on the act.

Paul Carter was man of the match.

Hall Farm mercilessly crushed Whitburn Village 13-0 in the TWR Bifolds Subsidiary League, inspired by star man Dean Smith’s four-goal salvo.

Lee Pearce and Josh Tuckwell both contributed hat-tricks, while Richard Timm (2) and Darren Cessford added to Whitburn’s woes.

Howard Staestrom was top man for outgunned Whitburn.