Peterlee Sunday League: Class act Kennedy sets a precedent as Parkside knock out Premier opposition

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Unbeaten Second Division outfit Seaham Parkside upset Premier club Easington HMS Victory with a shock triumph in the John and Pat McManus Memorial Cup second round.

Man of the match Michael Kennedy led the way with a magnificent four-goal salvo as Parkside finished 5-1 winners, Matthew Mustard completing the scoring.

Nathan Graham hit HMS’s goal, with James Sanders their top man.

Seaham The George’s Premier quality told as they beat First Division South Hetton Cricket Club 2-0.

Star man Thomas Hobkirk and Adam Wallace bagged the vital goals, with Liam Watson top performer for the cricketers.

Dawdon Welfare Park showed no mercy in a 10-1 rout of Peterlee Hearts.

Marc Ruddick, star man Jack Walker and Robbie Bird all plundered hat-tricks, with Ryan Marshall also netting. Keeper Kevin Wood was Hearts’ star, keeping the score down, while sub Chris Robinson fired the reply.

In the first round, Hetton Fox and Hounds were sent packing as Acre Rigg Celtic romped to a 6-0 victory.

The goals were shared around as Steven Benton, Chris Collings, Graeme Coxon, Matty Pattinson, Graham Hornsby and Chris Anderson all notched, with Stuart Coxon man of the match.

Grangetown WMC enjoyed a 6-5 Second Division Cup win at home to Peterlee Central Club. Tommy Bell fired a hat-trick for Central, supported by Jamie Cresswell and Michael Bayles.

But Grangetown edged home thanks to efforts from Jack Barnes, star man Danny Dixon, Dane Old, Odwa Bunge, Rob Cummings and Bradley Young.

Murton New Hesledon capitalised on three red cards for visitors Wingate Plough Inn to progress in the First Division Cup. Jake Devine and Jordan Devine were both dismissed for two bookings apiece, with Joe Coulson also sent off.

Keeper Dan Davies was outstanding for Plough, but Andrew Dodds and Paul Hossack supplied the vital goals to see New Hesledon through 2-1, with Philip Quinn responding. Elliott Hughes was Murton’s top man.

Easington Lane WMC outgunned near-neighbours Dubmire WMC 5-2 in their Heart Foundation Cup preliminary round tie.

Scott Henderson stole the show with a clinical hat-trick, supported by Stephen Francis and Jai Young, with Calum Jefferson star man.

Shotton Comrades eased to a 5-1 first round win away to Stillington Royal.

Conor Beeston and Lewis McGeoch both struck twice, with David Jackson also on target. Tony Hewitt was man of the match.

Horden Cricket Club secured a fine 4-2 victory at Haswell Oddfellows Arms to climb into pole position in the Second Division.

Man of the match Liam Rouse’s double, backed by Michael Ridley and Reece Brymer earned Horden their third win of the season.

Newcomers Sherburn United secured their first victory, at the fifth attempt.

They beat visitors New Seaham Westlea 1-0, thanks to a Luiz Alves strike, with keeper Damian Price capping his clean sheet with the man-of-the-match award. Chris Dixon starred in vain for Westlea.

Peterlee Oaklands moved top in Division One following a 5-2 success against Seaham Marlborough.

Marlborough had Ryan Martin on target twice, with Connor Patterson star man, but they saw sub Ben Lawson red-carded for two bookable offences.

Easington Welfare dropped from first place after being held 0-0 at Hetton Social, though they remain unbeaten after five games.

Social are third, four points behind Welfare.

Peterlee Catholic sit six points clear at the top of the Premier Division after a fourth win in five games, 5-2 away to Easington CIU.

Luke Wallace’s brace, supported by efforts from star man Liam Wintrip, Peter Crawford and sub Jamie Gray sparked Catholic.

Rob Huntley and Liam Adamson fired CIU’s replies, with Adrian Sanders their top performer as the suffered a fourth defeat.

Karl Garside (2) and Philip Hickman (2) did the damage for Peterlee Helford United, with an own goal completing their 5-2 win at Horden CW Supporters.

Craig Harbord and Robert Taylor struck for Horden, who had Scott Davidson sent off and John Bowes as star man. Andrew Lonsdale was Helford’s top performer.