Sunderland Sunday League: Farra Paragon make Hylton Castle TWR fight all the way in dramatic cup semi-final

SR Dons (red) take on Southwick in the Sunderland Sunday League. Picture by Kevin Brady
SR Dons (red) take on Southwick in the Sunderland Sunday League. Picture by Kevin Brady
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Hylton Castle TWR booked their place in the Joe Holborn Memorial Cup final.

But Farra Paragon ISL made them fight all the way for a 3-2 semi-final success.

George McCain and a rare Jordan Thompson effort gave Hylton a scare, but the Premier title hopefuls rallied to give Philly Monson a chance to get his suit out.

Cal Hodgson and a Marc Moon brace won it for Hylton, with Niall Thubron their man of the match. Kyran Whitehead was Farra’s top man.

Hendon advanced in the Total Sport Challenge Trophy with a deserved 3-1 victory over Sunderland Railway Club.

Star man Keith Reay was in fine form and scored a brace, but Paul Howe replied with a stunner. Hendon made sure of the win when big Gav Ackroyd powered home his effort. Bradley Timm shone for Railway.

Brogan Smith had his shooting boots on as he notched four fine goals as third-top Silksworth Catholic Club romped to a 6-0 Third Division victory at Westmount.

Brent Brooke was man of the match and capped his display with a goal, while Decka Hutchinson finished off the scoring with a long-range piledriver.

The Park stayed six points clear at the top, outgunning Ryhope New Railway 6-2.

Star man Michael Pattison, Jordan Ayre (2), Phillip Conlin, Lewis Fairley and Daniel Sleep did the damage, with Robbie Middlebrook firing both consolations. Connor Glendenning starred for New Railway.

Grange Park, second with four games in hand on the leaders, enhanced their title challenge by hammering Millfield Oddies 6-1.

Shaun Fisk was at it again, hitting another hat-trick, backed by goals from Ryan Rowe, Gary Harding and Nathan Groom, while Rose replied.

Millfield Free Gardeners secured a massive win in their basement battle at home to The Dolphin.

The bottom two went at it and the hosts put the Dolphin to the sword with a 3-1 win. Paul Glover, Anthony Murtha and Ryan Giles gave Gardeners the win, before James Donkin replied with a late header.

Steven Baker starred for Gardeners, with Karl Hodgson best for Dolphin.

Park View came out on top of 4-1 in their mid-table clash with Wear United.

Park View are a force to be reckoned with on their home turf and star man Jack Callaghan’s brace was supported by strikes from Reece Benson and Jordon Southern, while Richie Morton responded.

Stuart Bowman shone for Wear.

Man of the match Gavin Teasdale’s brace ensured The Stella moved to the top of Division Two, ahead of Washington Colliery on goal difference.

Stella had to work hard to overcome a resolute Victory Club side 2-0. Aaron Mason stood out for Victory, but Teasdale was the difference between the sides.

Young Tommy Scott is the latest starlet coming through the ranks for Hendon Athletic.

He continued his excellent scoring streak with a hat-trick, and all three goals were emphatic finishes.

Richie Timm found the net twice, then Chris Rowntree and a Adam Wasey double made it eight.

Corlett grabbed a couple of consolations, but the game was already out of reach for Pennywell.

The Cherry Tree got back to winning ways, ending their losing streak with a 4-2 win away to New Town.

Michael Wilson, star man Liam Middlemas and a double from Carl Longstaff earned the pluadits for the Cherries.

Lewis Holland and Sean Collard replied for New Town, but the Cherries were too strong and took the win to climb to seventh place.

Mark Wallis, Craig Neal and Martin Harrison all scored to give Washington New Tavern a hard-fought 3-1 win over Martin Telfer Carpets.

Steven Trotter hit his usual goal for the Carpetmen, but it was in vain. Chris Stoker stood out for New Tavern.