Durham Alliance Combination League: Bulmer doubles up as Oddies clinch final place in style

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Oddies impressively outgunned Coundon & Leeholme 4-2 to clinch their place in the League Challenge Cup final.

Prolific marksman Michael Bulmer notched a well-taken double, with Paul Taylor and Luke Harding also on target, while Andrew Smith was man of the match. Wayne Whitfield and star man Kurt Matthews notched for Coundon.

Sherburn Village WMC sealed their place in the Auckland Charity Cup final, edging past Evenwood Town 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 extra-time draw. An own goal was their strike in normal time, with Steven Turnbull man of the match. In the final, they face Bishop Auckland Welcome.

Bishop Auckland Reserves won through to the Clem Smith Bowl final, winning 2-1 at Brandon United Development with goals from Dale Sadler and Reed Molloy.

Washington AFC, after a testing season of constant defeats, saw their dreams of glory dashed by a 4-1 loss at Wallsend Town in the Mark Blake Memorial Trophy final.

In the league, Wheatley Hill WMC crushed Farringdon Detached 14-2.

Six-goal Peter Crawford led the way, backed by Brett Carr (2), Cameron Burnside (2), Shaun Jackson (2), Joe Smith and David Jackson.

Guide Post were walloped 9-1 at Blackhill & Ebchester, who enjoyed hat-tricks from Daniel Reed, Stephen Agnew and Richard Parkin.

On Monday, Martin Thompson and Michael Bulmer both bagged hat-tricks as Oddies romped to a 7-0 home success against Blackhill & Ebhcester, with Andrew Smith also on target.

Farringdon Detached lost 2-1 to Sherburn Village WMC, whose marksmen were Glenn Hendrix and sub Jamie Taylor.

Hall Farm lost 1-0 at Wheatley Hill WMC in a feisty encounter, with the Wearsidersq having subs Andrew Steele and Bradley Timm sent off. Cameron Marshall was their star man. Guide Post succumbed 3-1 at Wallsend Town.

Seaham New Westlea lost out 3-0 to visitors Hartlepool Reserves, who had Carl O’Sullivan, Anthony Readman and Aaron Doyle on target.

Coundon & Leeholme were held 1-1 by Killingworth YPC.

Wheatley Hill WMC eased to a 5-1 victory at Guide Post on Wednesday, while Farringdon Detached were beaten 2-1 by visitors Hartlepool Reserves.

Title-chasing Redcar Town ran up a 25-0 win over bottom club Seaham New Westlea to move within seven points of leaders Durham City Reserves, with six games in hand.