Wearside League: Sad Silksworth see hold on Durham Trophy wrecked by seven-up Stockton

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Holders Silksworth CW crashed out of the Durham County FA Trophy when Stockton West End romped to a 7-2 quarter-final victory on their all-weather pitch.

Following three abortive attempts to play the game on Wearside, the Colliers had no option other than to forfeit home advantage.

Stockton were quickly into their stride and two goals in the opening nine minutes had Silksworth on the back foot.

With just three minutes gone, Michael McLaughlin beat goalkeeper Dan Lowerson and Michael Snaith soon doubled the lead.

Silksworth, who fielded a strong line-up, were back in the game on 23 minutes with a fine goal from leading scorer Adam Storey.

Their joy, though, was short-lived and goals from Jake Large and Snaith sent Stockton in at the interval with a commanding 4-1 advantage.

For a second time, the Colliers rallied and, when Lewis Turnbull reduced the deficit to 4-2, they were in with a chance of making a game of it.

However, the Teessiders finished strongly.

They went nap courtesy of Joe Teasdale and further goals from Ben Hamilton, who fired wide of Lowerson, and Turner, with a late penalty, made it seven.

The only Wearside League fixture, involving Ashbrooke Belford House and Boldon CA, was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch as were the eight scheduled League Cup ties.

Sunderland West End did manage to play a friendly against Northern League club Darlington RA, with goals from David Keithley, George McCain, Jordan Cook and Alan Bate sealing a fine success.