Sunderland Sunday League: Curtis leaves it late to take TS Potters joint top in Premier title race

Southwick (blue) meet SR Dons in the Sunderland Sunday League. Picture by Kevin Brady
Southwick (blue) meet SR Dons in the Sunderland Sunday League. Picture by Kevin Brady
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A late Chris Curtis header against O’Brien Waste Recycling was enough to secure all three points for TS Potters to go joint top in the Premier Division.

Gaz Gettins and Anth Nelson, with a combined age of 87, pulled the strings in midfield for the home side.

Billy Harrison stood out for O’Brien.

Ryhope Foresters were easy 3-0 winners over the usual spritely Farringdon Detached side.

Chris Bell and Kieran Davies gave Foresters a 2-0 lead and it was left to sub Ross McLagan to steal the show with a great performance and a killer third goal.

Marshall Hall shone for Detached.

Southwick produced a dominant performance to overcome strugglers Myers 5-0.

Anth Ross and Chris Winn both hit braces and Michael “Chip” Bulmer also found the net. Brad Wilson was man of the match with an impressive debut, while keeper Ryan Graham stood out for Myers.

The Ashbrooke had to call on stalwart Stu Burton to take one for the team and go in goal against the formidable SR Dons forward line.

The game finished 4-0 and Burton didn’t disgrace himself, producing a fine performance. But they are almost down, six points adrift of two teams, with only two matches to play.

Denver Morris, Michael Laws and a Chris Laws double did the damage, with Sean Sweeney their man of the match.

A late surge from The Board Inn secured an unlikely 4-3 First Division win over Oddies.

The home side were cruising, 3-0 up at the break courtesy of strikes from Daniel Snowdon and James Mitchell (2).

But, in the second half, Board Inn turned the screw and scored a couple just after kick-off thanks to Daniel Prater and man of the match Jordan Dagg.

They stayed in the game until a sensational last five minutes brought a double from Liam Houghton to steal all three points.

Alex Herring shone for Oddies.

The Burton House moved back to the top of the table with a convincing 6-3 win over Ryhope Top House.

Keith Lonsdale, Stephen Wright, Kieran Moan, Callum Hope (2) and star man Kevin Humble all fired past Chris Wright in the Ryhope goal.

Jake Taylor, Callum Johnson and man of the match Carl Young replied to reduce the deficit, but Burton were always in control.

The Ashbrooke Sports Club put a massive dent in TC Plastics’ promotion push as they recorded a narrow 2-1 victory.

Nathan Renton and star man Clark Stead scored beauties to set them on their way to the win.

The Plasticmen replied through Stu Lawrence, with Luke Bell impressive throughout

Bottom club Willow Pond are running out of time and games to try and pull themselves away from the drop zone.

They suffered another defeat last week, 6-3 at the hands of Redhouse Last Orders.

Willow had Andrew Smith, Jake McDermott and Kyle Reay on target, with Anthony Davis man of the match, but Star man Andrew Arnold, Stephen Devlin, Gareth Stoker and a Neil McNulty hat-trick gave Redhouse all three points.

The Royal Marine secured a 2-1 success at The Stumble Inn, with Anthony Clifton’s double doing the damage.

Aidan Raeburn stood out for Marine, who moved up to seventh place.