Durham Alliance Combination League: Farringdon Detached sunk at the double
Farringdon Detached were out of luck in an unusual double header against Coundon & Leeholme.
The sides played two 60-minute games on the same day to ease fixture congestion, with Coundon securing two victories.
In the first game, they had to settle for a 1-0 success at home to battling Farringdon, with star man Derek Wade hitting the only goal. Kevin Bell shone for Farra.
In the second game, Michael Gibson, Connor Hughes and sub Kurt Matthews led Coundon home 3-1, with Wade again shining. Star man Aaron Clasper notched for Detached.
Sherburn Village WMC did just enough to secure all three points in a titanic battle with Hall Farm.
The Sunderland side had keeper Lee Smith red-carded, but they fought hard throughout, with Daniel Callaghan their man of the match.
Prolific marksman Glenn Hendrix, though, came up trumps with Sherburn’s winner. Andrew Hope was the hosts’ star man.
Leaders Durham City Reserves showed no mercy whatsoever in a ruthless 18-0 demolition of lowly Wallsend Town.
Star man James Huntley fired four goals, with Michael Webster and sub David Brown adding hat-tricks.
Kyle Patton (2), Daniel Knowd, Jeremy Allen, Alex Berhan, Kieron McWaters, Damien Potts and Jamie Kelly also notched.
Redcar Town, 10 points behind City with six games in hand, maintained their title push with a 4-0 victory at Bishop Auckland Reserves.
Michael Owens shone for Bishops, but Ryan Bennions, Andrew Porritt, Jamie Lee and sub Matthew Graham steered the Teessiders home.
Guide Post fought gamely but succumbed to a 5-1 defeat at Hartlepool Reserves, for whom Matthew Newbury’s brace supported an Elliott Beddows hat-trick.
Ross Antliff struck for Post, with Rob Garner star man.
Brandon United Development edged home 5-4 in a thriller at Blackhill & Ebchester. Adam Burnham (2), David Fort, Robson Brown and sub Jake Williamson did the damage.
Stephen Agnew fired a hat-trick in vain for Blackhill, with Richy Parkin also on target.
Michael Bulmer hit six goals as Oddies routed Seaham New Westlea 13-0 on Wednesday night.
Martin Thompson (2), Jay Martin, Steven Clark, Luke Taylor, Adam Wasey and Graeme Thornton also notched.
Sunderland University have pulled out of the league, with their results expunged.