Lumley Snooker Club won through 5-4 on penalties after an epic 5-5 extra-time draw at home to Framwellgate Moor WMC in the Stepy’s Coaches President’s Trophy second round.
Rob Laws and a great strike from Carl Kalugarama had Lumley two up, but Fram hit back to lead by the break, then went 4-2 up on the restart. Anth Jones responded, then, right on time, Dan Young broke clear to finish well, taking the tie into an extra half hour.
Jones, put through by James Laidler, put Lumley 5-4 in front, but Fram, who had Mark Foster (2), James Smith, Joe Grant and Liam Wrightson on target, ensured penalties with a leveller.
Jones, Ben Haddock, Young, Laws and Kalugrama all converted from the spot for the winners.
Newton Hall Jovial Monk rallied from three goals down to pip Bowburn 6-5 after extra time.
Bowburn’s brilliant start looked to have killed the tie, but a goal back right on half-time rejuvenated Monk, who got the game back to 4-4 after 90 minutes, thanks to Mark Emmerson, Matt Williams (2) and Chris King.
Adam Baister’s superb solo strike, after beating four men, made it 5-4 then Graham Thompson added a sixth before Bowburn replied with a disputed, late penalty.
Lee Jennings fired a treble for Bowburn, backed by Sean McGrail’s brace.
Depleted Burnside WMC still ran out comprehensive 6-0 winners against Bede Lodge SC, from a division higher.
Braces from Kriss Jobling and Craig Ellison, plus further goals from Dan Cummings and star man Max Stoker left the result never in doubt. Chris Dodds stood out for Bede.
Kelloe WMC staged a smash and grab 3-1 win at Houghton.
Houghton were the dominant side in the first half, but Kelloe led at the break. They doubled their lead early in the second half before Daniel Grant’s header pulled one back. Houghton went close to levelling, but Kelloe, whose scorers were Steven Brooke and Jordan Graham (2), sealed the game on the counter.
Levi Scott shone for Houghton.
High Handenhold Bird Inn eased to a comfortable 6-0 home success against Chester-le-Street AFC, who did not seem overly interested. Thomas Illingworth grabbed a hat-trick, with Daniel Watkins and two-goal Jonathan Swift also on target.
Pelton Crown proved way too strong for hosts Birtley Coach and Horses, romping to a 6-0 victory.
Connor Shaw, Dean Stewart, Keith Lines, two-goal Liam Mitchell and Ryan Warnaby all got in on the act with Stephen Marriott starring. Callum Turnbull stood out for Birtley.
Sedgefield Social Club lost 1-0 to visitors Ferryhill Celtic, Mark Burnett scoring the first-half clincher, while Ushaw Moor Cricket Clubs saw off Lumley 2-0.
Visiting keeper Kieron Brown kept the score down with a string of excellent saves, but he could not prevent Chris Coates and Craig Flowers steering the cricketers through.
Quarrington Hill WMC succumbed 3-0 to visitors Durham County, who had Alex Graham, Shaun Wilson and Stanley Ogunsuyi on the scoresheet, with Dan Rooney starring.
In the first round, High Shincliffe Avenue recorded a 6-3 victory at Durham Buffaloes Head in a frantic game which produced two penalties. Ross Wilby produced a man-of-the-match display on his Buffaloes debut, even though Jay Stirk struck twice.
Washington Jays won 3-0 at Eppleton CC, for whom Charlie Ord starred.
Ouston Juniors came from behind three times to take Pittington into extra time, before finishing the stronger to run out 6-4 victors.
Conner Anderson, Matty Cornish and captain Cal Winship, direct from a free-kick in stoppage time, hauled Ouston level in turn.
The first period of extra time was goalless, but Cornish and Anderson soon made it 5-3.
Pittington creditably pulled one back and could have equalised, but the hosts’ nerves were eased when Nathan Morley sealed victory.
Pittington had a defender dismissed late on for a two-footed lunge on Anderson.
Bishop Middleham progressed with a 1-0 home win over Langley Park, Joe Williamson converting a controversial penalty, awarded after just 45 seconds. Langley hit the post and had good chances, but Philip Best inspired the home team to hold out.