Wearside League: Donnelly’s late, late show gives Silksworth CW long-awaited lift-off

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Silksworth gained their first point at the fifth attempt last night, holding Prudhoe Town to a 2-2 draw – but it was a close call.

A brace from Aaron Fletcher had Prudhoe leading 2-1 until the 89th minute, when Andrew Donnelly produced a fine effort into the top corner of the net for the Colliers’ second equaliser. Earlier Anthony Rogerson had levelled at 1-1.

Ashbrooke Belford House won for the second time, defeating Cleator Moor Celtic 3-2 at Ryhope CW’s ground.

Adam Hopps (2) and Kieron Stokoe were the Belford matchwinners, with John Shaw and Adam Meegan replying for the Cumbrians.

Sunderland West End continue to set the pace – and last night’s comfortable 4-1 victory at Boldon CA stretched their winning sequence to seven games.

Not for the first time this season, Barry Turton was the star of the show with another hat-trick. Kieran Martin also struck, with Adam Henson Boldon’s only marksman.

In contrast to the fortunes of West End, newcomers Murton have yet to get off the mark.

A 5-1 defeat at Jarrow leaves them rooted to the bottom of the table. Carl Thomas did cancel out Liam Clark’s early strike, but his goal was Murton’s only success.

Brodie Simpson completed a hat-trick and Stephen Graham also beat Murton goalkeeper Dean Caris.

Seaham Red Star Reserves have yet to win, but they played well to hold Spennymoor Town Reserves to a 1-1 draw.

David Thompson bundled the ball over the line for Star’s opener, but, right at the end, Ross Barrow fired home a penalty leveller for Moors.

Chris Scott (2), Adam Smith, Shaun Carroll (pen) and Joe Kerridge all struck in Harton and Westoe CW’s 5-0 romp over Leam Rangers.

Three-time champions Stockton Town faced few difficulties at Hartlepool, winning 4-0 thanks to Kallum Hannah, Chris Stockton, Max Craggs and Tony Johnson.

Adam Preston (2), Joe Ferguson and Chris Bivens eased Redcar Athletic to a 4-3 victory at Wolviston, for whom Ryan Hebb (pen), Junior Masandi and Andy Blackburn replied.

Callum Holbrook, Mark Simms and Liam Darville earned Richmond Town a 3-1 victory at Annfield Plain, who had Aaron Wilkinson on target.