Sunderland Sunday League: Davis and Newby double in style to clinch derby bragging rights for Hendon
Hendon won the battle at the top of Division One to send leaders Victoria Gardens to their first league defeat in two seasons.
There were chants from the sideline “there’s only one team in Hendon” after the easy win.
Clayton Davis and Davey Newby both hit doubles after goal machine Martin Hope gave Gardens an early lead. Micky Gilby inspired Hendon to victory, while keeper James Dunn starred in vain for Vics.
The Lansdowne picked up another good victory, 6-2 at The Royal Marine, to go third.
Kristian Tyson’s brilliant strike opened the scoring, but Michael Berry equalised midway through the first half.
Tommy Alderson restored the visitors’ lead and Lansdowne upped the tempo on the restart, with an excellent Luke Taylor hat-trick backed by a great finish from veteran Keith Airson. Scott Dixon pulled one back from the spot for Marine.
A debut goal for Sam Collins was not enough for Thorney Close Inn, who lost 3-1 to Oddies.
Davie Snowdon cancelled out Collins’ goal and Andy Morris finished the scoring with a tidy brace. Andy Smith was in awesome form at the back for Oddies, with David Robinson best for Thorney.
Willow Pond are looking at life in Division Two after a 4-2 loss away to The Stumble Inn.
Corey Steel ran the show for Stumble and had his hand in goals for David Jones and Rhys Robson. Kyle Reay and Brid Thompson did well to pull Willow level, but Luke Charlton smashed home a double to seal Stumble’s victory.
Ashbrooke Sports Club moved fourth with a 3-2 success at Redhouse Last Orders.
Michael Melmoe, Michael Brown and Matty Johnstone netted, with Tommy Bell and Neil McNulty replying. Liam Barnett starred for Redhouse.
SR Dons moved top of the Premier Division with a 4-2 win at Farringdon Detached.
Dons were too strong for the youthful hosts, as Richard Logan, Chris Laws, David Hall and star man Lewis Herron put the game to bed. Carl Burns hit a brace for Detached.
TS Potters are hot on the heels of Dons in second place, with a game in hand.
Dave Keithley fired a hat-trick, backed by Chris Curtis and Danny Martin. Myers responded with Davey Whittle’s double, but Richie Jordan scored on his return to clinch Potters’ big win.
Silksworth Paragon recorded an easy 4-0 win at a poor The Ashbrooke side. George McCain netted twice before Kieron Petre and Daniel Prater made it four late on. Kyle Milley shone for Paragon, while Graeme Thornton stood out for Ashbrooke.
Grange Park made it 10 wins out of 10, proving they are top dogs in Division Three by convincingly beating closest rivals The Park 4-2.
Shaun Fisk hit another hat-trick for Grange Park before Micky Pattison and star man Aiden King cut the deficit. Rob Burnell came off the bench to hit a clinching fourth. Adam McCabe starred for Grange.
Penshaw CC moved fourth with a 2-1 win at The Dolphin. Liam Binks and Liam Jordan scored before Jon Wardle hit an injury-time consolation.
Westmount and Millfield Oddies drew 3-3.
Oddies thought they had the game won, but resolute Westmount kept plugging away to earn a draw. Davey Laing (2) and Dylan Jardin struck for Oddies, with Stephen Dixon, Connor Allison and an own goal levelling it up. Joe Reynolds shone for Westmount, Leon Hope for Oddies.
Railway Tavern are still searching for a first league win after losing 2-1 to Wearmouth CW Juniors.
The impressive Sam Adekola scored a beauty for Wearmouth and star man Chris Hollern made it 2-0. Michael Lynn volleyed past Patrick Crombie, but good defending saw out the game. Chris Cooke starred for Railway.
Ryhope New Railway beat Millfield Free Gardeners 4-0.
Lee Patton, Kurt Jenkins, Robert Cummings and an own goal did the damage. Michael Smith shone for Gardeners.