Martin’s double gives Peterlee Hope

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PETERLEE Town grabbed a 4-1 win at Kirkbymoorside in the only Wearside League game to beat the snow on Saturday.

Unlike grounds in the North East, the host’s pitch suffered only a light covering of snow and the playing surface was good.

The Newtowners had the incentive of an early goal when a cross was turned into his own net by Michael Turnbull.

There was nothing fortunate about the second strike, however. Martin Hope delivered an exquisite chip into the net which left Kirkbymoorside goalkeeper Marc Tansey stranded.

Andrew Place made it three with a simple tap-in and there was no way back for the home side when Hope headed into the net after the ball had rebounded from the crossbar.

At this stage, the Newtowners were coasting, but Kirkbymoorside managed a late goal from Tom Ellis.

The two Monkwearmouth Charity Cup semi-finals tie between Darlington Cleveland Bridge and Willington and Stockton Town v Prudhoe Town were also postponed.