Florists on cloud nine to keep up stunning form

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RCA GRANGETOWN Florists, fresh from hitting 19 goals in the County Cup, crushed SR Dons 9-2 in the Sunderland Sunday League’s Premier Division.

Andy Place’s hat-trick was backed by doubles from Metcalfe and Scott Kelly. Thompson and Hutchinson also notched.

Alan Bate came off the bench to salvage a 3-3 draw for Silksworth Paragon at Westmount, who led most of the game thanks to Mather, Atkinson and Laverick, with Swindle and McCain responding.

Humbledon & Plains Farm enjoyed another easy win, 8-2 against Hylton Castle TWR.

Paul Kane scored a great hat-trick, then Snowball responded. James Fairley (2), Davis, Winn and Brown made it eight before Thubron got in front of his marker to nod home TWR’s second.

Myers could not find a way past impressive keeper Chris Sproat in a goalless draw with Guide Post.

Farringdon ISL beat Ryhope CW 5-2, with star man Jordan Thompson stealing the show.

He capped a man-of-the-match display by netting, alongside Steven Bogie (2), Platts and Paul Taylor, Rogerson replied.

The Stackyard suffered their first Division One defeat, hammered 9-3 at Thorney Close Inn, despite a Willie Crew hat-trick.

Greenwell fired a treble for rampant Thorney, with Butts, Irwin, Johnson, Collins and a Davey Robinson double finishing the rout.

The Ashbrooke were close to a big upset when they led South Hylton Potters 4-0, but the visitors rallied for a 4-4 draw as Hodgson, Curtis, Magnus and super sub Ryan McCollin turned the game around. Jake Moan and Callum Charlton hit doubles for The Ashbrooke.

Table-topping Southwick convincingly beat Steels Athletic 8-3 as Ross (3), Harrison (2), Crighton (2) and Foot notched.. Paul Webster hit a hat-trick for Steels.

Liam Hughes got his marching orders for Redhouse Last Orders and Grange Park instantly took advantage, with Nathan crighton volleying home to cancel out Liam Wooton’s opener in a 1-1 draw.

Gatsby regained winning ways with a hard-fought 6-3 success at Ryhope Top House.

Dean Machin scored a brace on his return and Kev Humble fired two goals for a 4-0 interval lead. Alan Golightly and a stunner from Scott Hembrough made it six, with Pulman, Birnie and Finnon replying.