Price is right as super Parkside reach cloud nine
Seaham Parkside bounced back to winning ways when they hammered Grangetown WMC 9-1, climbing up to third place in Division Two in the process.
Kevin Price’s hat-trick led the way for Parkside, backed by Michael Kennedy (2), Sean Kavanagh, Stuart Graham, David Swan and Bailey Hogwood.
Bradley Young struck for Grangetown, whose star man was keeper Paul Guy.
Scott French’s brilliant hat-trick paved the way for Haswell Oddfellows Arms to defeat Peterlee Central Club 6-3.
Andrew Armstrong, Billy Nolan and Carl Stephenson also notched, while Central had Tom Bell, Craig Deighton and star man Mick Bayles on the scoresheet.
Seaham Marlborough edged a 4-3 thriller against Hetton Social in Division One.
Man of the match Chris Blaney, Andy Johnston, Anthony Watson and Anthony Cook struck for Marlborough as they climbed into second place.
South Hetton Cricket Club enjoyed a day to savour by hammering table-toppers Peterlee Oaklands 5-0.
Graham Hall hit a tremendous hat-trick, with Liam Houghton and man of the match Joe Laundon also on target.
A goal from Adam Brown was not enough for Easington Southside as they were held to a 1-1 draw by neighbours Easington Welfare and duly dropped to third place. Josh Broom shone for Southside.
Wingate Plough Inn steered clear of the bottom three when they comfortably defeated derby rivals Wingate Grange 5-0, with two goals apiece from Jake Devine and Reece Wood. Michael Lee shone for Grange,
Champions Dawdon Welfare Park moved within three points of Premier Division leaders Peterlee Catholic Club, with two games in hand, after beating Easington HMS Victory 4-1.
Thomas Bott struck for HMS Victory, but star man Robbie Bird (2), Kyle Middleton and sub Nathan Burrell steered the home side to all three points. Jon Bell stood out for Victory.
Dawdon face a crucial battle with Peterlee Catholic Club at Green Drive on Sunday (10.30am). Victory will take them top on goal difference.
Man of the match Rob Taylor, James Connor and Scott Davidson netted as Horden CW Supporters claimed a 3-1 success against Murton Colliery to consolidate third place.
Martyn Blenkinsop bagged Murton’s reply.
Shotton Comrades clinched their place in the Premier Division League Cup final.
finished the match with 10 men when they took on
They saw off the challenge of Easington CIU 3-0 but were reduced to 10 men when the talented Lliam Cockerill was shown a straight red card by referee Martin Conroy.
Substitute Bradley Beeston was on target twice for Comrades, while Paul Robinson also found the target. David Jackson was star man, with Tom Goundry best for CIU.
High-flying Horden Cricket Club boosted their chances of a double by squeezing into the Second Division League Cup final.
Their semi-final tie against Peterlee Hearts was a seven-goal thriller which went to extra time before the cricketers secured victory.
Goals from leading scorer Dan Gething, star man Aaron Watson and subs James Lowery and Jamie Wright did the damage for Horden, with Carl Winstanley, Steven Freeman and Dave Kember replying for never-say-die Hearts. Jared Jones shone for Hearts.
Acre Rigg Celtic had an easier passage into the final as they hammered New Seaham Westlea 6-1.
Ian Archer’s double was supported by efforts from Graeme Coxon, Michael Laverick, Chris Collings and sub Paul Bailey, while star man Ethan McGhin replIed.
Tudor Marco stood out for Celtic.
Two goals from sub Jai Young along with an effort from Callum Haswell did the damage as Easington Lane WMC defeated Murton New Hesledon reached the First Division League Cup semi-finals.
Calum Jefferson starred for Lane.