Sunderland Sunday League: Archbold and Stevens steer eight-goal Detached into pole position

Seaham Red Star Reserves (blue) battle against Sunderland West End in the Wearside League last week
Seaham Red Star Reserves (blue) battle against Sunderland West End in the Wearside League last week
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Farringdon Detached heaped more pressure on bottom club Myers with a dominating 8-1 win which took them to the top of the Premier Division for the first time ever.

Birthday boy Bewick, Crew and Stewart gave Detached a comfortable start and Davey Stevens’ star-man performance saw him find the net twice.

Gavin Nesbitt hit a consolation for Myers, but Sean Archbold killed them off with a hat-trick.

The Ashbrooke are struggling, but it’s not for the want of trying.

Mighty Farringdon ISL proved too strong in a 5-2 win, as Kieran Whitehead (2), Richardson (2) and Kobylka scored, while Dean Smith hit a brace in repluy.

Marc Moon’s brace and a Callaghan strike earned Hylton Castle TWR an important point to keep them in the title race. SR Dons surrendered their lead each time in a 3-3 draw

Willow Pond look to be finding their feet after a run of poor results in Division One.

They earned an unlikely point in a 3-3 draw against The Stumble Inn. Luke Charlton had Stumble cruising with his well-taken hat trick, but stalwarts Andy Smith and Ronnie Bulmer reduced the deficit and Dan Jordan then rescued a point.

Martin Hope fired a clinical hat-trick to earn Victoria Gardens an important 5-2 win over fellow high-fliers TC Plastics.

Bell and Stephenson struck for the Plasticmen in a feisty affair, with both sides having a man sent off. Morrow and Nixon rounded the scoring for the Vics .

Hendon kept themselves in the title race after beating Thorney Close Inn 4-1.

Clayton Davis got Hendon in front with a great goal and a Martin Thompson brace made it three. Patterson responded, but Micky Gilby put the game out of the hosts’ reach.

The Stella are beginning to stand out at the top of Division Two after they continued their unbeaten run, pipping The Promenade 3-2.

Gav Teasdale’s early brace had Stella cruising before Stavers and Harding levelled, but a few changes proved a masterstroke and Allsopp scored a delightful Stella winner.

The Railway Club edged an 11-goal thriller 6-5 against Martin Teller Carpets, with the youthful Brad Timm proving his goal scoring ability by bagging a treble.

Brannen and Agnew also notched for Railway before Steve Trotter hit a hat-trick to rally Carpets. Adam Smith hit the last for Railway before Robinson and Knight replied late on.

Pennywell Comrades added another three points to their tally as they won 4-3 at Washington New Tavern.

Carl Waters and a Paul Corlett hat-trick won the day. Trewitt, Davies and Coomber replied.

Washington Colliery had to dig deep to beat New Town 2-1 after trailing to a fine, early Josh Winlow goal.

Andy Shotton cancelled out their advantage with a good finish, then Andy McIntyre fired the winner.

AFC Wearside outgunned luckless Lakeside 4-2. McHugh and Ian Usher replied to efforts from Brown (2), Campbell and Donnelly

In Division Three, Penshaw CC’s Snelling hit an injury-time winner to pip Millfield Free Gardeners 3-2.

Murthy and Croucher scored for Gardeners, with Williams and Brennan replying.

Westmount won 4-1 at Railway Tavern.

Anth Ross marked his Southwick comeback in devastating fashion in the Total Sport Challenge Trophy.

He fired six goals past the hapless Silksworth Catholic Club keeper in a 14-3 win. Jiffy Dickinson grabbed four, with Foot, Cummings, Fleury and Robinson also netting.