Durham Sunday League: Hilda Park spot on to send Cross Keys crashing out of County Cup
Hilda Park squeezed past Washington Cross Keys 5-4 on penalties, following a dramatic 4-4 draw in the Durham Sunday Cup.
Liam Young, Philip Marriott, Ross Docherty and Alan Wilson struck for Hilda, who will host Pelton RAOB in the first round proper on October 29.
Depleted Houghton Wild Boar All-Stars’ runcame to an abrupt end with a 6-1 defeat at home to Peterlee Catholic Club.
Boar fought valiantly and only trailed 1-0 at half-time. Keeper Jonny Lavery pulled off half a dozen excellent saves in the second half, but the visitors stormed three up before Liam McKitten replied. Three further goals steered Peterlee through.
Sherburn Village exited 5-3 to Whickham Coachman, choosing the worst time to produce a very poor performance.
Ellis (2) and Turnbull hit the consolations.
Lambton Lions progressed, beating Newton Aycliffe Sports Club 3-1.
Chilton WMC beat Sunderland side Jolly Potters 3-1 and Houghton Chilton Lodge saw off Victory Club 3-0, but Framwellgate Moor WMC were thumped 6-0 at Blackhall Hardwick.
Chester Garden Farm exited 3-0 at South Moor Sports, while Bede Lodge SC were knocked out on penalties after a 4-4 draw at Kirk Merrington Half Moon. Newton Aycliffe Navy Club lost 2-1 at Leam Lane.
Dubmire WMC romped to a 5-0 win at Durham Buffaloes Head in the D&P Trophies Knockout Trophy.
James Gardiner bagged a brace, supported by Mark Liddle, Elsdon Thompson and Stephen Donkin.
Chester Park Inn fought well but went down 6-1 to impressive New Brancepeth WMC, whose dominance told as the visitors tired.
Sam Henderson notched for Park, with Jon Dobson their top performer.
East Rainton edged through in the Stepy’s Coaches President’s Trophy, pipping Ouston Juniors 2-1 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
Ouston went ahead with an early Scott Johnson header and doubled the lead on 67 minutes with Matty Cornish’s long-ranger.
Rainton piled the pressure on and hauled themselves level with goals from Olly Hotchkiss and James Wood to force the shoot-out.
Witton Gilbert WMC put up a decent show against Pittington and deserved their late consolation goal in a 3-1 defeat. Anthony Morton stood out for Witton.
Ushaw Moor Cricket Club came through tough tie to win 2-1 at Ferryhill Community Hub in the JD Taxis Guards Cup.
Keeper Aaron Hall produced a magnificent series of saves to keep the cricketers in the game after Ferryhill dominated the first half.
A change of formation inspired Ushaw Moor’s second-half surge, with Anthony Bussey making the breakthrough after sub Dan Gregg used his pace to get to the by-line and pull it back.
A penalty miss looked to be costly when Hub levelled, but Mark English robbed the full-back, ran 40 yards and laid the ball off to James Richardson, who played in English to finish from close range.
Coxhoe Red Lion eased to a 4-1 first-round win over Sedgefield SC, thanks to doubles from Rob Hurton and Jamie Appleby. Leon Greenwell starred.
Ferryhill Celtic lost 4-3 in a Premier Division thriller at home to Ouston Cherry Tree after leading 2-0 and 3-2 with goals from Marco Linhart and Jonny Agar (2).
Left-back Tony Todd was Ouston’s man of the match, even though Micky Ross had a hand in all four goals. Ross netted with a cracker from outside the area, plus a penalty, and played Damien McMahon through to score and crossed for Olly Forsyth to bullet home a header.
Brandon Sports Club edged a tight duel 2-1 at Sacriston Cricket Club.
Michael Fort headed home an excellent Lee Blades cross for Brandon’s opener, and added a close-range second following Gavin Mudd’s header.
Sacriston replied with a deflected free-kick, but keeper Anthony Sowerby and the Brandon defence held firm under siege.
Houghton Town battled hard for a point in a 0-0 draw at Sedgefield St Edmund’s, with Lee McBeth their star man.
Pelton RAOB hit three goals in the first 15 minutes as they beat Ferryhill Dynamos 4-1. Tom Olley replied as Dynamos enjoyed an excellent second half.
Burnside WMC crushed Langley Park, who were struggling for numbers, 12-0 in the only Division One game.
Craig Ellison, Callum Munro and Max Stoker hit trebles, backed by Jon Jordison, Shaun Dixon and Grant Craig.
Whitehills won 2-0 in a poor Second Division game at Bowburn.
James Cattell hit the opener following a long Fisher throw, then Jackson hit a well-taken clincher when one on one with the keeper.
Grange Villa edged home 3-2 against Lumley, who were 2-1 up at the break thanks to efforts from Jon Bell and Jon Cossar, after trailing to Ben Jefferson’s early strike.
Liam Mitchell hauled Villa level from Mark Greener’s pass, then scored a carbon copy to win it. Harry Simpson starred for Lumley, Joe Murray for Villa.
Durham Woodman saw off neighbours Durham Rangers 5-3 in an entertaining Third Division game.
Richard Begg was the stand-out performer, scoring four goals in 20 minutes after Rangers struck first.
Dan Hatton added a fifth before the visitors bagged two replies.
Captain Thomas Illingworth played a part in all five goals as Sacriston The Shoes squeezed home 5-3 against Bishop Middleham.
Shoes led 3-1 but were pegged back to level before Jak Gordon’s well-placed free-kick and Jack Moon’s second of the game sealed the win.
Liam McEldon and Illingworth also scored, with Jon Steel, Ashley Jenkins and Arran Murdoch.
Bearpark produced a much-improved performance to secure a 3-2 win at Hetton New Inn, with John Blake (2) and Dylan Crooks netting. Luke Stevens starred