Wearside Combination League: Corner Flag spot on for cup success

Corner Flag (red) play Hendon in a recent Wearside Combination League clash. Picture by Corrina Atkinson
Corner Flag (red) play Hendon in a recent Wearside Combination League clash. Picture by Corrina Atkinson
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CORNER Flag progressed to the quarter-finals of the Wearmouth and Hylton Charity Cup, edging past University of Sunderland on penalties.

Trailing 2-1 from the home first leg, Corner Flag produced an exhilarating second leg performance to win 5-4, squaring the aggregate at 6-6, before winning through in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.

Steven Freeman and Shane Davis both plundered doubles for Flag, with sub Lewis Dodd also on target, while Martin Stokoe was their star performer.

Oddies eased to a 3-1 win at Cheers in their second leg tie, to complete a 12-2 aggregate success, with Darren Liddle, Martin Thompson and Michael Bulmer all on target. Keeper Sam Vokes was man of the match.

Aquatic Sports clinched a semi-final place by winning their second round tie 6-3 on aggregate against Hall Farm.

Already 3-2 to the good from the first leg, Aquatic rocked the second-top team with a 3-1 victory on home turf.

Michael Conlon fired a crucial double, with Shaun Fisk maintaining his recent good goalscoring run for the third-placed hosts, while Mark Mhlanga was again on target for Farm.

Conlon stood out for Aquatic, Lee Southern for the visitors.

Hendon confirmed their last-four slot with an 8-0 second leg rout of luckless Park View, for whom keeper Carl Lee was outstanding.

Adam Cushingham’s treble was supported by Steven Clark (2), Leighton Cooney, Mark Wasey and Warren Cassap.