Red Star hit for six - after rocking Railwaymen with opening goal

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SEAHAM Red Star scored first but were then hit for six by Ebac Northern League First Division title contenders Shildon in last night’s Brooks Mileson Memorial Cup quarter-final.

David Palmer fired past goalkeeper Kyle Hayes to give Star a surprise lead on 28 minutes, and Mark Collingwood’s men held the lead until six minutes into the second half, but once Lee Paul Scroggins converted a penalty for the Railwaymen’s equaliser, it was one-way traffic.

Five further goals flowed from Mickey Rae, with a brace, Ben Wood, Jamie Harwood and Mark Doninger.

There was a good result in Division One for Sunderland RCA, who are fighting to stave off relegation. Rival strugglers West Allotment Celtic succumbed 3-0 in the local derby to Newcastle Benfield, who romped home courtesy of strikes from Michael Hoganson, Stephen Baptist and Paul Brayson.

Morpeth Town dented Marske United’s championship challenge, holding the Seasiders to a 1-1 draw at Craik Park.

Matthew Grieve was unfortunate, deflecting the ball into his own net for Marske’s opener, but, on the hour mark, Jordan Fry struck the equaliser.