Durham Sunday League: Mitchell hurries Pelton Crown to Third Division title

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PELTON Crown sealed the Third Division championship, enjoying a 4-2 win in their final away game against a good Belmont The Shoes side who did not lie down.

Pelton rushed to a 3-0 lead at half-time, thanks to a hat-trick from prolific scorer Liam Mitchell.

Just after the interval, Scott Simpson made it four, but Belmont battled back as Crown took their foot off the pedal and pulled two goals back.

The visitors had a couple of scares before crossing the line to win their first league title. Mark Foster was star man for the new champions.

Ferryhill Celtic grabbed the derby bragging rights with an 8-0 demolition of Ferryhill Community Hub, which clinched promotion in second place in the process.

Doubles from man of the match Liam Pearson, Andrew Agar and Luke Thompson were supported by strikes from Shane Todd and Dan Mitton.

On Tuesday, Ferryhill Celtic handed out a 7-1 defeat to hosts Pelton Crown, with four-goal Luke Thompson leading the way as the champions suffered only their second defeat.

Andrew Agar, Connor Pearson and Shane Todd also weighed in, with Scott Simpson replying.

Steven Shaw starred for Crown, Jason White for Celtic.

Ferryhill Celtic wound up a busy April, with their 12th game of the month, on Thursday, handing out a 9-2 beating to Kelloe Davy Lamp.

Agar fired a hat-trick, backed by Todd (2), White, Thompson, Brett Maughan and Chris Devine.