Sunderland Sunday League: Wooton at the double to give O'Brien Premier lift-off
Liam Wooton hit a fine brace to finally earn O'Brien Waste Management the first win of their Premier Division journey, 2-1 against The Ashbrooke.
Victory lifted them to fourth-bottom spot and dropped Ashbrooke to the foot. Luke Olabode hit the visitors’ reply.
Myers slipped to second-bottom place after a 4-1 loss to Farringdon Detached.
Jordan Wolfendale struck in each half, with Sean Archbold and Jake Baker also netting. Liam Richardson notched for Myers, whose star man was David Sanderson. Michael Curtis shone for Farra.
Ryhope Foresters moved out of the drop zone with a fine 3-1 win over Farringdon ISL.
Dale Spence scored against his former club, and Chris Bell made it two. Brett Gillatt responded, but a late own goal ensured Foresters’ win. Kieran Davies was Ryhope’s top man, with Aaron Croft best for ISL.
TS Potters regained pole position by beating former leaders SR Dons 3-0 in the match of the day.
Richie Jordan marked his return with a goal after Daley Clark had opened the scoring. Davey Keithley hit Potters’ killer third goal, with James Cassidy the star man. Craig Watson shone for Dons.
Hylton Castle TWR brushed aside Silksworth Paragon 6-1 to go second, only behind on goal difference.
Marc Moon (2), Kev Gordon, Cal Hodgson, Chris McGowan and Mark Cresswell all notched, with Daniel Prater replying.
Gareth Greener starred for TWR, with Aidan Haley best for Paragon.
Southwick returned to top form to outgun RCA Grangetown Florists 4-1.
Andy Place hit his customary goal for Florists, but doubles from local hero John Butler and Anth Ross saw Southwick up to third.
Jack Quinn starred for Southwick, keeper Jordan Harkess for RCA.
Victoria Gardens retained top spot in Division One with an easy 8-1 win over hapless Royal Marine.
Callum Hope fired an impressive hat-trick, backed by Kevin Humble, David Paul, Michael Jacob and man of the match Anth Jones (2).
Andy Atchison replied with a great header. Aidan Raeburn shone for Marine.
Hendon, 4-3 winners against Redhouse Last Orders, are pushing the leaders all the way.
Martin Thompson and Keith Reay both hit doubles, while the McNulty brothers, man of the match Neil (2) and Marc, responded. Paul Taylor shone for Hendon.
Oddies finished good 4-1 winners a Ashbrooke Sports Club.
They led with a goal of the season contender, an overhead scissor kick from Daz Green after great work from Alex Herring and a superb cross.
Green scored his second from a Marc Whitfield cross and Kieran Fleming made it 3-0 from outside the box.
Josh Perry replied for Ashbrooke, but staunch defending denied them a way back and Herring put the game to bed, latching onto a tasty through ball from star man Green to finish with aplomb.
Willow Pond were hit for six as their awful run of defeats continued.
Board Inn were comfortable throughout as the impressive Sam Wigham finished with a hat-trick. Liam Houghton (2) and Matty Harrison also beat keeper Jordan Smith. Michael Bonner starred.
Ayden Cummings had a day to forget as he shipped 10 goals as The Lansdowne routed The Stumble Inn.
Luke Taylor (3), Lewis Lynch (3), Jay Martin, Lee Chapman, Rhys Jukes and Kristian Tyson did the damage. Jack Stanger shone for Lansdowne, while Jason Alexander did his best for Stumble.
TC Plastics battered Jolly Potters 12-2 at Nissan.
Jordan Cook hit four goals, Luke Bell got a treble and there were braces from Leighton Stephenson and Josh Farquhar. Paul Stokoe also scored, with Adzy McQuillan and David Hurrell replying.
Thorney Close Inn were crushed 11-1 by spritely Ryhope Top House.
Star man Paul Brooke was on fire, smashing home a double hat-trick.
Danny Austin (2), Craig Whelam and supersub Josh Winthrop (2) put the hosts out of their misery, with Aarron Forrest replying.