Durham Alliance Combination League: Pearce sparks Hall Farm romp against Tynesiders

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Hall Farm moved within four points of top spot with a convincing midweek victory.

The Wearsiders outgunned Wallsend Town 4-0 at Leyburn Grove to climb to 39 points from 18 games, four behind Durham City Reserves and two adrift of Coundon & Leeholme.

Lee Pearce’s double sparked Hall Farm, with Martin Hope and Richard Timm also on target, while Kevin Agnew was man of the match.

Last weekend’s programme was hit by the torrential rain which caused a series of postponements.

Farringdon Detached got their better of neighbours Guide Post in a close-fought Sunderland derby, squeezing home 2-1 at Ford Quarry.

Man of the match Gavin Foot notched for Post.

Blackhill & Ebchester lost 4-2 at home to Hartlepool Reserves, scoring when 2-0 and 4-1 behind, with Josh Scott and Richard Parkin netting.

Two-goal Dominic Laffin led Pool, backed by Thomas Hickey and Elliott Beddow. Michael Hannant starred for the hosts.

Durham City Reserves exited the Durham County Trophy, going down 5-1 to Wearside League opponents Spennymoor Town Reserves.

Michael Webster notched a second-minute opener for City, but Moors rallied strongly. Mathew Huntley was City’s star man.

Wearside League Silksworth CW, the holders, beat Bishop Auckland Reserves 4-2. Reed Molloy, when Bishop were three down, and Lee Ellison bagged the consolations.