Peterlee Sunday League: Patterson and Woods start the party as Easington Lane reach cup semi-finals
Easington Lane WMC, on a good run of form, reached the Tommy Burrell Memorial Cup semi-finals with a 4-0 victory over Second Division Sherburn United.
Two goals apiece from man of the match Craig Patterson and Kevin Woods did the damage. Keeper Damian Price impressed for Sherburn.
Dawdon Welfare Park outgunned Wingate Plough Inn 5-2 to secure their place in the John & Pat McManus Memorial Cup semi-finals.
Robbie Bird fired a brilliant hat-trick, with star man Kyle Middleton and Paul Atkinson also netting for the Green Drive men. Reece Wood and Andrew Forrest hit Grange’s replies.
Easington Welfare knocked out Premier side Shotton Comrades, winning a close encounter 2-1.
Man of the match Tom Laws and Joe Taboun struck for Welfare, with star man Scott Danks replying.
Peterlee Helford United showed their strength in a 9-2 victory at Second Division leaders Seaham Parkside.
Man of the match Gary Shaw grabbed four goals to inspire Helford, with Phil Hickman notching a hat-trick.
Karl Garside and Stephen Bentley were also on target, while Michael Kennedy bagged both consolations.
South Hetton Cricket Club enhanced their promotion hopes with a thrilling 3-2 First Division victory over Seaham Marlborough.
Ian Morrell’s brace and a goal from Liam Houghton saw them stave off late pressure from Marlborough, for whom Ryan Martin bagged both consolation goals.
Keeper Jack Patton starred for Marlborough, with Nathan Adamson best for the cricketers.
Easington Southside climbed to second place after defeating Hetton Social 3-0.
Ian Craggs (2) and sub Josh Lincoln were on target for Southside, with Jamie Stott man of the match.
Nathan Fannan stood out in vain for Hetton, who slipped two places to sixth.
Peterlee Oaklands regained form, following their 6-0 drubbing at Hetton Social, with a 7-1 success against Wingate Grange to stay top of the table.
Doubles from Martin Mason and Thomas Gillings led the way, with Karl Arkwright, Niall Salmon and Liam Atchison also on target.
Jamie Lee fired Grange’s consolation goal, with Steven Brown their top performer.
In the Premier Division, Peterlee Catholic Club regained winning ways to go two points clear at the top.
They proved too strong for winless bottom club Seaham The George, running out 6-2 winners, with Peter Crawford, Ryan Brymer and Scott Brown all notching two goals apiece.
Adam Wallace and Paul McCarthy hit George’s consolation goals, with Ryan Temple their top performer.
Horden CW Supporters moved up to second place after a double from Jack Pounder sparked a 5-3 win over second-bottom Easington HMS Victory.
Bob Taylor, James Connor and Craig Harbord also notched, while two-goal Thomas Bott and Ryan Douglas kept HMS in the match.
Gary Spalding shone for Victory, with Rory Armstrong best for Horden.
Dave Kember and Carl Winstanley netted for Peterlee Hearts in a hard-fought 2-2 Second Division draw with Hetton Fox and Hounds, whose star man was keeper Carl Mason.
Bradley Wear and John Smiles did the damage for Fox and Hounds. Michael Coates shone for Hearts.
Acre Rigg Celtic moved within a point of leaders Seaham Parkside, with a game in hand, after beating neighbours Peterlee Central Club 3-2.
Two goals from Graham Hornsby and a Chris Collings strike saw them home, with Tom Bell and Sean Pratt responding. John Ritson starred for Central.