Cup final shoot-out agony for Easington as Stockton clinch Wearside League quadruple

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EASINGTON Colliery were unable to prevent Stockton Town from completing a clean sweep in the Wearside League.

The Teessiders lifted the League Cup at Welfare Park on Saturday, adding to the championship and the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup and Sunderland Shipowners’ Cup.

It was a close call, but, after holding the champions to a 1-1 draw, following extra-time, the Colliers went down 3-2 on penalties.

Easington’s Luke Page fired wide of the spot on 44 minutes and early in the second period Kallum Hannah chipped advancing goalkeeper Kyle Donaldson for the opening goal.

It took the Colliers only five minutes to equalise. Page set up Nathan Graham and he made no mistake, firing past Stockton goalkeeper Michael Arthur.

In the last minute, David Paul went close to snatching the winner for Easington. There were no further goals following extra-time and Stockton celebrated, winning the penalty shoot-out 3-2.

The curtain came down on the league season with wins for Spennymoor Town Reserves and Cleator Moor Celtic.

Andrew McIntosh (og), Chris Lawther (2) and Connor Dunlavey swept Moors to a 4-1 victory at Richmond Town for whom George Battersby had equalised.

Cleator Moor Celtic, who finished third behind Stockton and Easington comfortably saw off Wolviston courtesy of strikes by Liam Johnson (2) and Luke Close.