Peterlee Sunday League: Easington Lane fall to the bottom as Tuns grab derby honours

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Easington Lane WMC slipped to the bottom of the Premier Division table after losing to much-improved neighbours Hetton The Tuns, who are now third.

Scott Henderson and Daryl Robinson secured a 2-0 win for Tuns, with David Pounder man of the match.

Back to back wins for Thornley Harrys Bar have lifted them out of the relegation zone.

They followed up a 3-2 win over Easington Lane WMC by beating last season’s runners-up, Seaham The George, in a five-goal thriller.

Barry Frost, Lee Westgarth and Will Caris gave Thornley the edge, with star man Marc Ruddick and Tom Hobkirk replying.

On a day when high winds and waterlogged pitches caused a raft of postponements, Easington Welfare are now in the First Division promotion hunt after a brace from Tom Williams, and an effort from Jay Jobson, saw them beat Wingate Grange 3-1.

Lewis Miller was sent off, while Josh Lincoln was Welfare’s man of the match.

Martin Basley notched for Grange, whose top performer was Jamie Lee.

In Division Two, Wingate Plough Inn bounced back quickly, after losing their 100 per cent league record a fortnight ago, as they hammered Haswell Oddfellows Arms 8-1.

Dave Cummings fired a brilliant hat-trick, while substitute John Scott added a brace, along with efforts from Nathan Grainger, Joe Coulson and Tom Young, with Daniel Gorton man of the match. Star man Arthur Dolan hit Haswell’s consolation.

Shotton Builders Warehouse caused an upset to secure their quarter-final place in the Tommy Burrell Memorial Cup when they knocked out Premier Division outfit Shotton Comrades.

The sides were locked together at 2-2 at the final whistle, but three extra-time strikes guided Builders through.

Rory Armstrong, Karl Garside, Michael Boardman, subs Tom Hunter and Phil Hickman all got on the scoresheet, with Dave Beeston and substitute Brett Carr replying.

Keeper Andrew Ebdale shone for Comrades, with Bradley Beeston best for the visitors.

Easington HMS Victory reached the quarter-finals of the John & Pat McManus Memorial Cup, with Carl Price’s clinical hat-trick setting up a 6-1 hammering of New Seaham Conservative Club.

Michael Stuart, man of the match Nathan Graham and Daniel Brenkley also weighed in, with Lee Chapman replying for NSCC, who were second best on the day. Lee Elliott was NSCC’s top man.

In the Cyril Dunn Memorial Cup, two goals from Matthew Johnson, plus efforts from Nathan Adamson and Aaron Wood, steered South Hetton Cricket Club into the third round, as they defeated FC Peterlee Moorcock 4-2. Damian Hope starred.