ASHBROOKE Belford House have struggled so far, but they put their indifferent form behind them on Saturday to wallop high-flying Willington in the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup.
In contrast to the Wearsiders, Willington have enjoyed a rich vein of form which has propelled them into third, but they more than met their match as goals from Stephen Halliday, Michael Charlton, Dale Wells and Martin Deacon swept Tommy Dobbing’s side to victory.
Peterlee Town twice led through David Laight and Ashley Gilhespy, but went out to Hartlepool, whose marksmen were Craig Hutchinson with a brace, Jamie Davis and Paul Gibson.
There was a remarkable tie at Metcalfe Park where Wolviston defeated Gateshead Leam Rangers 7-4.
With only 17 minutes remaining Rangers led through Liam Barnett (2), Robert Allen and Stephen Robinson.
At this stage, Wolviston’s scorers were David Aninakwah, Robert Allen and Ryan Hebb.
They then scored four times in quick succession courtesy of Hebb, who completed a hat-trick, Brown and James Brodie-Myers.
One tie was played in the Sunderland Shipowners’ Cup, Robbie Clarkson and Stuart Poulter firing Redcar Athletic in front against Darlington Cleveland Bridge.
When Danny McLachlan cut Bridge’s arrears, he set up an exciting final four minutes.
Jarrow upset the odds by defeating STL Northern League side Tow Law Town in the Durham Challenge Cup.
Lee Bayles (2), Lee Brand and Peter Kane were the matchwinners, with Lee Hamilton and Mark Dixon responding for the Lawyers.
Coxhoe Athletic went out to Esh Winning, who enjoyed a six-goal romp courtesy of Darren Kokes (2), John Jury, Michael Graver, Gary Turton and Craig Nichols.
In a reduced league programme, Sunderland West End maintained their impressive form at Kirkbymoorside, where a hat-trick from Stephen Brogie had them well ahead.
Shaun Cox and Jordan Rivis reduced the deficit to a single goal, though, and the Wearsiders were put under pressure in the late stages, but held on.
Silksworth Rangers conceded five times at Annfield Plain, whose marksmen were Stephen Kirkbride with a hat-trick, Andrew Bruce and Colin Snailham, while one goal from Damon Ellis proved sufficient for Prudhoe Town against Cleator Moor Celtic.
Graeme Mathewson and Aidan McCaffery scored for Boldon CA, but by the 52nd minute both players had been sent off at Stockton Town, who made the numerical advantage count.
David Johnston, Andy Westwood, Scott Meehan and Adam Nicholson steered the Teessiders to victory.