Sunderland Sunday League: Proud Dixon’s tribute to Billy Pemberton in four-goal super show

Hylton Castle TWR (blue and white) score against Silksworth Paragon in last week's 8-2 cup romp.
Hylton Castle TWR (blue and white) score against Silksworth Paragon in last week's 8-2 cup romp.
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Ashbrooke Sports Club striker David Dixon scored four goals and finished the Billy Pemberton Memorial Cup tie against Woodlands while injured, due to him refusing to leave the field in respect for the late Billy.

David, a Southwick lad like Billy, and also a former soldier in the Coldstream Guards, served in Afghanistan during the same period as Billy, and put in a fantastic performance in memory of his comrade.

Michael Brown also netted four in a 10-2 romp, with Matty Teasdale and Jason Simpson also on target. Carl Longstaff hit a brace in vain for Woodlands.

The Saltgrass made light work of Wearmouth CW Juniors, hitting seven past keeper Crombie with ease.

Jack Barnes grabbed a hat-trick and Lewis Fairley hit a brace, followed later by a double from Reece Young. Star man Jack Huntley hit the solitary goal for Wearmouth.

Victoria Gardens produced a stunning display to beat Tom Smith’s unbeaten Lansdowne 6-3

Incredibly, Gardens found themselves cruising and were 6-0 up at one point. Lee Collins fired four goals and Tony Armstrong increased the lead before sub Bobby Tyrell hit a sixth. Lansdowne hit three quick goals through Jay Martin, Lewis Lynch and Lewis Armstrong, but Gardens comfortably saw out the win.

Silksworth Paragon’s poor start to this season continued with an 8-2 Joe Holborn Memorial Cup defeat at Hylton Castle TWR played them off the park.

Davey Rush’s men were unstoppable in front of goal, but Paragon could only rely on Lewis Herron to put a shift in between the sticks. Star man Tom Callaghan grabbed a hat-trick and super Kev Gordon hit a brace. Lee Harrison and Lewis Lynn fired home for Paragon, but TWR were too strong and Callum Hodgson, Keithley and Cresswell made sure of the win.

Premier League class told as Myers won 6-1 at Pennywell Comrades in a mismatch. Stephen Moody hit three fantastic goals, finishing good moves, while Pearson, Nesbitt and Anth Rogerson also struck.

RCA Grangetown Florists sailed through to the next round with a comfortable 8-2 win over Ryhope Top House.

Andy Place found form and hit a hat-trick and Bryan Norton added a brace before Rob McConnell grabbed two in reply. Petch, Hill and Jackson hit the killer goals to ease RCA through.

Alan Bate was star man for South Hylton Potters as he took one for the team and went in goal for the visit of Farringdon ISL.

John Coomber had Potters in front, but Farringdon can never be written off and Jordan Thompson levelled things up before super sub Luke Page hit the winner.

Nine-man Vane Arms were made to suffer against The Royal Marine, despite a plucky battle in a 5-0 defeat.

Star man Stephen Grosert capped a fine display with a goal, with Peter Marshall (2), Berry and Marc Robson also notching.

Ryhope Foresters beat Welcome Tavern 3-1 in the Total Sport Challenge Trophy, helped by the dismissal of visiting keeper David Brown. Kieran Davies stole the show with a hat-trick, while Darren Green replied.

Harbour View scraped through in the Durham County Sunday Cup with a thrilling 5-4 home win over Chester-le-Street side Waldridge Park, with prolific marksman Paul Muir enjoying a day to savour, firing all five goals.

They host Ferryhill Dynamos in the second preliminary round tomorrow.