Fabulous Farquhar strike sets up Ashbrooke Belford House for emphatic win

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ASHBROOKE Belford House ended Wolviston’s recent good run with an emphatic 4-0 Wearside League win at Silksworth on Saturday.

The best of the four goals came on 44 minutes when Josh Farquhar unleashed a tremendous volley from distance which gave Wolviston goalkeeper Carl Latcham no chance.

In the second period, Craig Hinds bagged a brace with two headers and Sam Robinson completed a good day with a fourth goal for the Wearsiders.

Sunderland West End boosted their target of a top-five finish with a3-1 victory over Boldon CA.

Although Adam Smith cancelled out Kevin Gordon’s early strike, Boldon’s hopes wilted when they conceded twice to John Coomber (penalty) and David Keithley in 12 second-half minutes.

Harton and Westoe CW and Silksworth CW produced a cracking 0-0 draw. The sides were so well matched that it would have been an injustice had either come out on top.

Jarrow let a two-goal lead slip at Hartlepool, where Paul Burrell and Grant Pressling had them comfortable going into the final six minutes, when Lewis Murphy grabbed a double.

Leam Rangers also led by two goals at home to Annfield Plain – but they too had to settle for just one point. Brodie Simpson was twice on target for Leam and after Malik Kalimba halved the deficit, John Paul Quinn restored parity in added time.

Seaton Carew’s freefall continued although they gave a much-improved display in losing 2-1 to Whitehaven, who had Kevin Connolly and Anthony Berwick on target before captain James Paylor responded.

Cleator Moor Celtic remain fourth, just a point behind Easington after they edged Redcar Athletic 2-1. Sam Webster gave the Seasiders the lead, but Tom Mahone and Luke Close sealed Cleator’s win.

Redcar ended with nine men after having Jamie Lee and Ross Brogan sent off.