Sunderland Sunday League: Marshall magic steers Royal Marine to impressive cup success

Royal Marine (yellow and blue) battle to victory against Burnside WMC in the Durham Sunday Cup.
Royal Marine (yellow and blue) battle to victory against Burnside WMC in the Durham Sunday Cup.
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Star man Peter Marshall got the only goal of the game as The Royal Marine beat a very good Burnside WMC team to progress in the Durham County Sunday Cup’s third preliminary round.

Keeper Marc Robison did well in maintaining his clean sheet against the Durham Sunday League side, clinching a first round tie against league colleagues Hendon on November 1.

Hendon produced another great display to get past Thorney Close, winning 5-3 away.

Clayton Davis fired four goals for Hendon and Carrick got the winner. Thorney had Butts, Greenwell and Lukey Sanders on target.

Jolly Potters had a great away day and ran out 5-4 winners at Winlaton Highwayman. Webster bagged a brace, with McQuillan, Wilson and Keiran Nixon also netting.

Willow Pond beat Sacriston WMC 3-1.

Warren Cassap put Willow in front, but the visitors levelled. McDermott and Cresswell were introduced from the bench and they quickly repaid their gaffer, scoring to clinch victory – and a home tie against Hylton Castle TWR.

SR Dons’ great season continued as they brushed aside a good Shotton Builders Warehouse side, winning 5-2.

Michael Laws, Craig Watson, Marc Dale, Sean Sweeney and star man David Hall all netted. Dons await the winners of tomorrow’s tie between Chopwell Phoenix and Ryhope Foresters.

A single Jordan Wolfendale goal was enough to send Farringdon Detached through after a tight game at Easington HMS Victory, and they now face a daunting task against Stockton Hardwick SC, who are competing in the FA Sunday Cup.

New Town made sure they were up against the big boys in the next round as Salicki, Georgie Clark and Brad Foster saw off hosts Easington CIU 3-1, sealing a derby trip to Washington The Stella in the next round.

Hendersons Butchers outgunned Shotley Kings Head 4-2, with Craig Hubbard’s double leading the way. Andy Gartland scored the opener and then saw red for Hendersons, while star man James Cassidy rounded off the scoring with a great goal. Next up are Greenside.

Pennywell Comrades ran out 3-1 winners against Stanley Ox Inn to clinch a tie at Washington Cricket Club.

Southwick came up short at home to Wrekenton Stormont Main, losing 3-2. Stokell scored a double but Southwick’s cause was not helped by Middleton’s red card and Stormont capitalised, grabbing a winner late in extra time.