Sunderland Sunday League: Jenkins at the double as Thorney Close boost survival push

Southwick (blue) battle against SR Dons in a recent Sunderland Sunday League clash

Southwick (blue) battle against SR Dons in a recent Sunderland Sunday League clash

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Thorney Close Inn battled strongly throughout to take all three points against The Royal Marine to boost their First Division survival scrap, despite being down to the bare bones.

Kurt Jenkins fired a match-winning brace to seal the win for the second-bottom hosts, while Peter Marshall replied.

Thorney stalwart Gary Tansey put an excellent shift in for the team, with Josh McGill best for Marine.

Redhouse Last Orders hammered Oddies 8-1 as they try to pull away from the bottom three and hopefully beat the drop.

The goals flowed courtesy of Neil McNulty (2), Ryan Morse (2), Stephen Devlin, Gareth Stoker, Billy Robson and man of the match Andrew Arnold.

Daz Green replied for Oddies, with keeper Max Thomas their top performer.

Bradley “the bear” Davis hit his first goal for Hendon in a rare start to set his team on their way to an easy 3-1 win at Willow Pond.

Callum Redpath and sub Stephen Podd finished the scoring before Kyle Reay pulled one back with seconds to go for Willow.

Steven Defty shone for Willow, with Jake Tyrell star man for Hendon.

The Burton House stayed a point clear at the top with their latest thumping win, 13-1 against relegation-threatened Stumble Inn.

Callum Hope and Martin Hope hit five goals apiece, while Kieron Moan scored a brace and star man Chris Bewick bagged the goal of the game with an unstoppable effort.

John Thubron hit Stumble Inn’s only goal, with Corey Steel impressing throughout.

Second-top The Lansdowne edged home 2-1 against Jolly Potters.

Star man Luke Taylor and Dylan Oxberry grabbed the vital goals, beating outstanding keeper Allan Carlyon. Jack Purvis hit Potters’ reply.

A single Paul Corlett goal was enough to shock Second Division promotion chasers Washington Colliery.

Their 1-0 defeat at battling Pennywell Comrades, only their second of the season, saw them drop three points off the pace.

Kelvin Briggs shone for Colliery. Pennywell’s win took them up to seventh place.

The Stella went three points clear at the top after a close-fought 2-0 win over the Cherry Tree.

Gavin Teasdale and Ross Topping got the all-important goals, taking them clear of Washington Colliery.

Ross Allsopp shone for Stella, with Liam Middlemas outstanding for the Cherries.

Star man Wayne Henderson and Daniel Pearson notched in each half as Martin Telfer Carpets inflicted another defeat on poor Lakeside SSC, edging home 2-1.

Victory kept them in third-bottom spot, above AFC Wearside on goal difference, though they have played five games more.

Paul Stephenson was man of the match for the away side, whose scorer was Iain Usher.

Lakeside are nine points adrift at the bottom, with only three matches to play.

AFC Wearside grabbed three precious points to give them a chance to beat the drop.

James Gollagly, Daniel Brown, Andrew Donnelly and a brace from man of the match Josh Campbell won it for them.

New Tavern weren’t in the game, but they had star man Jamie Wilson and Cameron Kelly on the scoresheet.

Anth Rogerson was in fine form to help Railway Club overcome the plucky Victory Club in a seven-goal thriller.

The man of the match smashed a hat-trick past Stephen Lordon, in the Victory goal, with Pablo Carr slotting home a rare fourth for Railway.

James Smiles, Dean Machin and star man Robert Calvert responded.

Fourth-bottom Mill View CIU and New Town played out a goalless draw as neither side could break the deadlock.

Keeper Daniel Defty and Chris Richardson stood out for Mill View, while Kieron Russell was star man for New Town