Wearside Combination League: Super Kev sparks Oddies

Hendon (red/white) take on Oddies in the Durham Minor Cup
Hendon (red/white) take on Oddies in the Durham Minor Cup
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ODDIES maintained their hold on the Durham County Minor Cup, squeezing home 2-1 in a tight contest in their second round tie against Hendon.

Luke Taylor and Martin Thompson came up trumps with the home side’s goals, with man of the match Kevin Morton running the show for the holders.

Star man Steven Clark grabbed the consolation for Hendon, who reached the County final in 2012 and 2013.

Aquatic Sports saw their dreams of county glory dashed by a 1-0 reverse away to Willington WMC.

Keeper Darren Morse was outstanding for Aquatic but was beaten by a solitary strike from Michael Donohue.

University of Sunderland were handed a walkover against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Reserves.

Whitburn Village succumbed 3-0 at Coundon Miners Blue Star, for whom Kevin Shoulder fired a hat-trick.

Kevin Friedel was Whitburn’s top performer.

Hall Farm eased to a 5-1 league victory at Corner Flag to move to the top of the table, with four-goal man of the match Dean Smith stealing the show.

Kyle Lax also got in on the act for Farm, as they made it five wins out of six in the league.

The three points took them above 100 per cent Aquatic Sports on goal difference, a massive 27 better than the former front-runners.

Seth Joez notched for Flag, whose man of the match was Stephen Robertson.

Cheers secured a 4-2 success at Park View to climb one place into sixth.

Martin Hall and Steven Harrison struck for View, but Adam Campbell, Anthony Rathbone, man of the match Gavin Ackroyd and sub Michael Gilby gave the visitors the edge.

Cheers had Gilby sent off, while Adam Milner was star man for Park View, who still await a first point this term.