Peterlee Sunday League: Five-star NSCC set sights on title after clinching promotion

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NSCC sealed promotion after thrashing Haswell Oddfellows Arms 5-0 in Division Two, but the leaders now want to finish in style by winning the title.

Goals from Anthony Watson, Dean Andrews, Jonathan Roberts, Andrew Readymarcher and Robbie Brown helped the New Seaham side to a comfortable win.

Wingate Plough Inn are now second following a comfortable 9-1 win over Peterlee Hearts.

Dave Cummings’ clinical hat-trick, backed by two goals apiece from Jake Devine and Hayden Pace, plus further efforts from Nathan Grainger and Jack Hart, sank Hearts, who had Carl Winstanley on target.

Strikes from Lee Sennett and Ashley Wilkinson were not enough for Peterlee Central Club, who lost 3-2 to Hetton Fox and Hounds. Two-goal substitute Michael Brunning and Jack McBeth gave Fox the edge, with Matthew Price star man.

In the Premier Division, Horden CW Supporters are a clear second after a couple of victories.

Craig Harboard, James Connor and subs Robert Taylor and Ryan Bell saw them beat Seaham The George 4-2, with Shane Docherty and Michael Wilson replying.

In midweek, Horden outgunned Easington Lane WMC 6-1 to leave the second-bottom side facing the drop – they tackle champions-elect Dawdon Welfare Park in their final league game.

John Purvis notched for Lane, whose star man was Kyle Scott.

A goal from substitute Brett Carr ensured Shotton Comrades’ top-flight survival as they defeated Hetton The Tuns 1-0.

Peterlee Helford United swamped Comrades 7-0 in midweek, with four-goal David Laight, Stephen Bentley, Daryl Evans and Shaun Ross all notching.

Peterlee Catholic Club are making a late challenge for a promotion place in Division One.

After a convincing 6-0 win against South Hetton Cricket Club, they hammered fc Peterlee Moorcock 11-0 to boost their chances – with games in hand on the top two of Easington Southside and Easington Welfare.

David Paul grabbed a hat-trick last Sunday and went one better in midweek.

Martin Peace, Liam Wintrip and sub Ross Stephenson sealed victory over South Hetton. Shane O’Brien (2), Paul Wintrip, Sean Taaffe, Ryan Brymer, Chris Wallace and Luke Wallace supported Paul’s four-timer in midweek.

Easington Lane WMC gave it their all in the semi-final of the Tommy Burrell Memorial Cup against Premier leaders Dawdon Welfare Park before going down 5-3 against a side looking to win the grand slam this year.

A brace from John Purvis and an effort from star man Stephen Francis kept Lane in the game all the way, but Kyle Bell, Wes Smith, man of the match Andrew Beer, Craig Price and Craig McManus struck to steer the Green Drive side into the final.

A goal from substitute Michael Stuart was enough to see Easingtom HMS Victory seal a semi-final spot in the John & Pat McManus Memorial Cup when they won a close-fought match 1-0 against Shotton Builders Warehouse.

That booked a plum home semi-final tie against Horden CW Supporters Club.