Durham Alliance Combination League: Hickman seals final date for rampant Wheatley Hill
Wheatley Hill WMC marched into the Washington Aged Peoples Trophy final in super style.
Phillip Hickman led the way with a hat-trick in a clinical 6-0 dismantling of hosts Killingworth YPC.
Star man Joe Smith, Kyle Middleton and Lliam Cockerill also got in on the act.
Sherburn Village WMC made good progress in the Auckland Charity Cup, edging home 4-3 against Shildon Railway after extra time,
Man of the match Steven Turnbull, Glenn Hendrix and two-goal Jamie Taylor notched.
Coundon & Leeholme lost 2-1 at home to Bishop Auckland Welcome Tavern, from the Crook and District League with Ben Trotter firing the consolation.
Oddies picked up four fine league wins
They met Wallsend Town twice in one day.
Michael Bulmer’s hat-trick secured a 3-0 win, and they took the other game 4-0, thanks to two-goal Luke Taylor, Mark Wasey and star man Jay Martin.
On Monday, a superb show by keeper Jonathan Williamson defied table-toppers Durham City Reserves in a 2-1 home victory.
Luke Taylor and sub Martin Thompson did the damage, with Brinsley Sheridan on target for City, whose star man was Alex Berhan.
Finally, on Wednesday, Martin Thompson (2), Steven Clark and Luke Taylor struck in a 4-0 defeat of lowly Washington AFC.
Hall Farm had mixed fortunes in their two outings.
They won 3-2 at Brandon United Development, thanks to star man Chris Bewick, Martin Hope and Adam Elliott, with Adam Burnham and Jake Williamson responding.
Farm, though, were outgunned 6-0 by on-song visitors Wheatley Hill WMC on Monday.
Kyle Middleton (2), Lliam Cockerill, Phillip Hickman, Brett Carr and star man Lee Westgarth all notched, with Mark Mhlanga the hosts’ top performer.
Keeper Craig Foster starred for Bishop Auckland Reserves, who lost 2-0 at Hartlepool Reserves, with Elliott Beddow and Matthew Newbury netting.
Brandon United Development were held 0-0 by Killingworth YPC.
On Wednesday, Sherburn Village WMC lost 2-0 at home to Redcar Town, Ben Sandie and Dale Mendum taking the second-top Teessiders seven points behind leaders Durham City Reserves with six games in hand and looking almost certain to finish up as champions.