Durham Alliance League: Simpson’s volley good show thrills Coundon

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COUNDON & Leeholme lifted the Auckland Charity Cup final, thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 final success against Middlestone Moor Masons Arms.

Ben Collinson fired the Alliance leaders in front with a neat strike from just inside the box, but their Crook and District League opponents levelled with a cracking Lee Newby free-kick in the final minute, after keeper Barry Poskett carried the ball outside his box.

Masons put Coundon under pressure in extra time, but Darren Simpson fired home a magnificent volley, after a corner was half-cleared, to win the day for Coundon and hand their opponents a third cup final defeat of the season.

Ian Maddison was they star man.