Durham Sunday League: Barton brace helps Lyons seal progress to national last 16

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HETTON Lyons Cricket Club are the last remaining North East hope in the FA Sunday Cup - after cruising to an impressive 5-0 third round success away to Northallerton Sportsmans.

On a very heavy pitch, Gav Barton (2), Conor Winter, Robbie Bird and Craig Ellison, with a brilliant 20-yard, angled strike, steered Lyons through to a home tie against Leeds outfit Chapeltown Fforde Grene on January 18.

Newton Aycliffe WMC exited 5-1 away to Yorkshire club Pineapple.

Brandon Sports Club outgunned Premier rivals Houghton Comrades 4-2 to clinch their place in the Castle Insurance Alan Smith Memorial Trophy final.

Star man Stuart Thompson fired a brace, backed by Steven Parnaby and Andrew Morris.

Framwellgate Moor WMC crushed Bowburn 6-1 to progress to the JD Taxis Guards Cup semi-finals.

Hat-trick hero James Smith was supported by strikes from Jack Rutter, Liam Wrightson and Simon Grant, with Daniel Crisp responding.

Lewis Coburn stood out for Moor, keeper John Cavanagh for Bowburn.

Waldridge Park outgunned Ferryhill Celtic 4-0 in their quarter-final, avenging last season’s Alan Smith final defeat.

Steve McDonald’s tremendous first-time strike made the breakthrough, then Chris Days set up star man Steven Dobbing to double the lead.

Skipper Richard Ellis tapped in for 3-0, from a cross by Days, who completed the scoring with a close-range strike.

Pelton RAOB proved too strong for Chester Britannia in the Ramside Hall Hotel Cup Winners Cup, with Alex Peake and Kenneth Ball securing a 2-0 away win. Mark Peck starred for Buffs, keeper Michael Redshaw for Brit.

In the league, there were no Premier Division games, but Whitehills stepped up their Division Two promotion push, winning 3-0 at Bishop Middleham, with Jamie Taylor, John Hall and Stephen Fisher all on target.

Chris Burr starred for Whitehills, keeper Ralph Starkie for the hosts.

New Brancepeth WMC controlled the game from start to finish in overwhelming Houghton Wild Boar All-Stars 6-1.

Sub Ricky Box (2), Adam Purvis, Anthony Bussey, Anthony Holliday and an own goal sank Boar, with Dan Brotherton replying.

Dubmire WMC had John Caris to thank for their 1-1 draw at Sedgefield SC, with Paul Donaldson man of the match.

Washington Honest Boy won 1-0 at Langley Park Rams Head, for whom Steven Cummings was star man.

Stanley Ogunsuyi’s treble steered Durham County home 7-2 against bottom club Durham Federation in Division Four.

Joe Kerry (2), Barry Thompson and Robson Brown also netted for County, whose win took them up to second place, with Ben Pearson and Callum Adamson replying.

Leaders Houghton came from behind to draw 1-1 with Quarrington Hill WMC.

Hill took the lead five minutes into the second half when Chris Winter struck after Houghton failed to clear a corner.

The hosts’ pressure finally paid off two minutes from time, when Declan Dresser got on the end of a Levi Scott free-kick to stab past keeper Carl Morris from close range.

Hill had Lee Carter and sub Jordan Nicholson sent off.

Lumley Snooker Club led with Ralph Watson’s first-half strike, but they missed a penalty and Washington Jays capitalised to rescue a 1-1 draw.

High Shincliffe Avenue started slowly but came good to sink Bowburn Athletic 3-1, only conceding thanks to a freak challenge saw the ball deflect in from halfway.

Table-topping Washington Cricket Club won 3-1 at Ferryhill Community Hub in Division Three, courtesy of strikes from Kyle Dinsdale, Chris Cook and Dean Sinclair, with Jonathan Grainger star man.

Pelton Crown beat Bede Lodge SC 2-0, with John Morris and Stephen Marriott notching in a feisty display. Paul Richardson stood out for Bede.

Gareth Sheraton, Paul Harbisher and Phillip Harbisher earned Pittington a 3-2 win over Kelloe Davy Lamp, who had Kadam Parnaby and Steven Ferguson on the scoresheet.