Sunderland Sunday League: Drysdale clicks for the Sky cameras

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HYLTON Castle TWR rose to the occasion in front of the Sky Sports cameras – as they had a look at Julio Arca’s return to football with Willow Pond.

A capacity crowd of more than 200 saw TWR take the lead through super Kev Gordon in their League Cup third round clash.

Chris Taylor shone throughout for Willow and was solid at the back, while Arca carved out chances, setting up David Hurrell jnr to level matters.

TWR, whose keeper, Chris Smith, was in fine form, pushed on in the second half and McDermott kept the score down with a string of fine saves.

But the home side’s attacking prowess paid off and Adam Drysdale grabbed the winner at 2-1.

RCA Grangetown Florists proved their attacking might by outgunning much-fancied Southwick 8-2.

Florists are scoring for fun at the minute, and Andy Place was the main man again, grabbing a hat-trick, followed by a double from Bryan Norton. Harkness, Lewis Hutchinson and Noble also netted, with Shaun Fisk firing both consolations.

Farringdon ISL were the highest scorers of the week, thanks to a 10-1 demolition of poor Oddies.

Goal machine David Paul continued his excellent scoring form by firing four goals, a feat matched by Stephen Bogie. Davey Snowdon hit a consolation, but Bewick and Platts finished the rout.

Humbledon & Plains Farm went goal crazy in an 8-0 romp at Sandhills, with midfield maestro Micky Coghlan scoring two fantastic free-kicks.

James Fairley and Gary Shields both added doubles, with Jonny Davis and Chris Winn making it eight.

Luke Bell gave Fourth Division TEF RA a shock lead over Henderson Butchers, but it was shortlived as Halliday levelled. Carl Old nodded home to put Butchers in front, then Makin’s second-half brace sealed the battling home side’s fate at 4-1.

The Stumble Inn progressed to the quarter-finals, beating Wear United 4-2. Thubron (3) and Steel did the damage, with Sheriff and Smith responding.