Henderson’s Butchers’ class clinches cup final place

Hylton Road Carpets Elite (orange) battle New Town in yesterday's  Billy Pemberton Memorial Cup final
Hylton Road Carpets Elite (orange) battle New Town in yesterday's Billy Pemberton Memorial Cup final
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HENDERSON’S Butchers secured their first cup final of the season by beating Redhouse Last Orders 4-1 in their First Division Subsidiary Cup semi-final second leg.

Andy Gartland hit the first for Butchers followed by Carl Old finding the net.

Kev Humble missed a penalty and this buoyed Redhouse, with Connor Hughes quickly pulling one back.

But Butchers’ class showed in the second half, with Shaun Graham and Dan Makin netting to confirm a 6-1 aggregate victory.

In the Third Division Sudsidiary Cup, Keith Reay was the toast of Hendon after his fine goal gave them a slim advantage over The Stumble Inn in the semi-final first leg.

Carl Faulkner kept the Stumble forwards at bay and they have it all to play for in the return. Gavin Ackroyd shone for Hendon, with keeper Ayden Cummings best for Stumble.

In their second round first leg tie, Wear United weren’t at the races as Ryhope Railway Inn chalked up an easy 3-0 win. Dean Machin hit the first to continue his decent goalscoring campaign, but star man was Craig Vincent, who bagged a fine brace. Michael Earles shone for United.

There were also four first-leg ties in the Fourth Division Sudsidiary Cup.

GBSC took advantage of as extra man as John Brannen saw red for the Railway Club, who slumped to a 5-1 defeat.

Sam Wigham notched a brace and Ralph Dodds increased the lead. Richie Timm pulled one back for Railway, but Fraser New and Jordan Dagg both scored to secure a convincing advantage.

The Lansdowne put up more of a fight this week against TEF RA, but they still went down 2-0, thanks to Luke Bell’s brace.

Lansdowne had their chances to get something from the game, giving them hope for the return, although they have it all to do.

Oddfellows Arms deserve plenty of respect, still turning up week in, week out, despite a season of big defeats.

Ashbrooke Sports Club recently put 13 past them and they fell just short in the cup, winning 11-1. Ridley (4), Perry (3), Collinson (2), Atkinson and Renton all notched

New Town went goal crazy against Unite New Herrington Club as they fired 11 goals past hapless goalkeeper Dominic O’Neill, with Kristofer Kane firing the sole reply.

Gary McIlduff hit a hat-trick, Josh Winlow grabbed a brace and Elliot Salichi continued his goals scoring run with a fine effort. In the second half, Clark grabbed two goals then subs Foster (2) and Dobinson made it 11-1. Jack Race starred for New Town, Liam Binks for Unite.