Sunderland West End progressed nicely through to the second round of the Total Sport Alan Hood Charity Cup – thanks to a 4-2 extra-time victory at Seaham Red Star Reserves.
After an opening goal from Red Star’s Michael Connolly’s 30-yard shot, West End equalised through Brad Foster when he slammed home from 10 yards.
Martin Halliday put the visitors in front after good work from Jonathan Greener, but, in the 90th minute, Liam Appleby fired home from 25 yards, to take the game into extra time.
In the 100th minute, Foster found himself free in the box to fire home his second goal, and West End’s third. Then, with five minutes left, Halliday claimed his second goal, finishing well to secure the win.
Silksworth CW were excellent in their 4-1 win over leaders Jarrow in the Monkwearmouth Cup.
They went behind, though, after 12 minutes when Kai Elliott fired home a direct free-kick, but Dean Randall’s header levelled things up six minutes before the break.
Steven Moody made it 2-1 to the home side when he tapped in from three yards and James Cook added a third from close range.
Although Rob Hall missed a penalty late on, he followed up to score from the rebound, after Jarrow keeper Gary Frater had saved the initial shot.
Boldon CA secured their place in the second round of the TWR Shipowners’ Cup with a 2-1 win at Stokesley SC.
They raced into a two-goal first-half lead, thanks to Regan Tate’s lob over keeper Dean Hudson and Frankie Hucks’ 20-yarder.
Jordan Rivis cut the deficit in the 82nd minute, but Boldon held on for the win.
Bottom club Harton & Westoe claimed a morale-boosting 2-1 victory over Hartlepool, courtesy of Reece Moore and Sean Heads. Jamie Tumilty’s close-range header pulled one back.
In the league, Ashbrooke Belford House, with a couple of games in hand over teams above them, were looking to move up the table when they visited Cleator Moor Celtic.
However, the home side had different ideas and won 2-0. Lee Dunn opened the scoring on 33 minutes with a header after good work by Ryan Hall.
They doubled their lead on 55 minutes, when Callum Birdsall rose to head home a Luke Close corner to give keeper Stuart Burton no chance.
South Shields Reserves had to settle for a point at Wolviston, after a tough 2-2 draw, despite twice leading.
The visitors opened the scoring after 10 minutes when Jonathan Hope skilfully lobbed keeper Chris Davidson, but Wolviston equalised on 22 minutes after Junior Massandi slid the ball past keeper Andy Hunter.
Shields regained the lead when Kris Goss’s shot beat Davidson from the edge of the box seven minutes later.
But the home side drew levelled again when John Maddison’s good finish from just inside the penalty box found the net.
Fifth-placed Coxhoe Athletic were hammered 5-0 at on-song Leam Rangers.
Stephen Edwards scored the first on 18 minutes and then four second-half goals completed the rout.
An Anthony Brewis header, followed up by another header from James Wood, had Leam three up, then substitute Brian Adams scored a screamer and Liam McVicar completed the scoring with another header.
Prudhoe Town thrashed Darlington 1883 Reserves 5-1.
Darlington – playing only their second game since changing name from Horden CW – were down to 10 men after just 20 minutes, when Michael Naylor was given a straight red card for violent conduct.
But they took the lead after 30 minutes, when Kieran Voss side-footed home.
It was a different story in the second half though. Stephen Foster equalised for Prudhoe, then they missed a penalty, but finally went ahead on 76 minutes, Derek Waters firing home at the back post.
Foster completed his hat-trick with a volley and close-range side-footed effort, while Waters grabbed his second, scoring from the spot.
Richmond Town remain third, after annihilating Annfield Plain by 9-1.
Scott Ryan scored a brilliant double hat-trick in the win, with Sam Grainger, Dan Caisley and Christopher Pattison also notching.
Plain’s reply was a Pattison own goal.
Redcar Athletic failed to close the gap on front-runners Jarrow, when they went down 3-2 at Windscale.
Chris Bivens opened the scoring for Redcar, but Andrew Jennings equalised after a good finish and then Bradley Dryden put the hosts ahead with a 25-yard. A looping header from Ryan Byrne made it 2-2.
But, in the 91st minute, Reece Fretwell broke into the box and fired past goalkeeper Will Lawrence for a dramatic, late winner.