Wearside Combination League: Extra-special Oddies chase down cup hat-trick

Oddies celebrate winning the Durham Minor Cup, the first of a potential silverware treble
Oddies celebrate winning the Durham Minor Cup, the first of a potential silverware treble
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ODDIES have a silverware hat-trick in their sights.

Despite an up-and-down league campaign, which will see them finish fourth, Oddies have relished cup football, with the Durham County Minor Cup already in their locker.

They also have two finals against champions-elect Hendon to come – in the Wearmouth and Hylton Aged Peoples Trophy final at Boldon CA on Monday, May 4 (10.30am) and again in the TWR Bifolds Challenge Cup final at the Billy Hardy Centre two nights later (6.30pm).

A close-fought 2-1 extra time success against Hall Farm sealed their third final appearance of the campaign.

Man of the match Stevie Allan and David Snowdon came up trumps for the hosts, with Alex Mcdonald replying.

Corner Flag host Hall Farm tomorrow in a winner takes all clash in the TWR Bifolds Subsidiary League,

The two sides go into the game, at the King George V playing fields, level on nine points apiece from three matches in the competition.

Corner Flag pipped Park View 4-3 to maintain their 100 per cent record, with two-goal Charlie Ayre and sub Ronald Baker striking for View.

Farm made it three wins out of three in midweek, crushing Dynamos Last Orders 6-0, with Lee Pearce’s hat-trick proving decisive.

Andrew Steele, Chris Bewick and star man Adam Elliott also notched.

Earlier, Dynamos Last Orders rocked hosts Whitburn Village with a stunning 6-1 away triumph.

Reece Young and Gareth Johnson both had days to relish, hitting hat-tricks for Dynamos, though John Smith was voted their man of the match.

Connor Sutton struck for Whitburn, whose top performer was Lee Allen.

In the league proper, Hendon moved five points clear at the top thanks to a 3-0 success at University of Sunderland on Wednesday. Adam Cushingham, Leighton Cooney and Graeme Thornton grabbed the goals.

Hall Farm can potentially overhaul them, with two games to play, but victory at home to bottom club Park View tomorrow will see the championship trophy heading down Hendon way.