Wearside League success

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CHAIRMAN Peter Maguire reported on another very successful season when the Wearside League held their Presentation of Awards dinner at the Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham City, writes by Malcolm Pratt.

Maguire pointed out in his Respect report that cautions had increased by only seven but that he was disappointed 259 were avoidable since they were for decent.

The Respect Programme is sponsored by Total Sport, Sunderland and their representative Darren Grant and Maguire made the following awards.

Wearside League Cup Winners: Ashbrooke Belford House who received a cheque for £150.

Monkwearmouth Charity Cup Winners Ryhope CW, £150. Sunderland Ship Owners’ Cup Winners Easington Colliery, £150. Champions (for the second successive season) Stockton Town, £250. Administration award – Kevin Gibson, Harton and Westoe.

Derek Wade was the Referee of the Year and the Golden Gloves award went to Stockton Town’s Michael Arthur who conceded just 19 goals in 31 games.

Stockton’s Kallum Hannah was the leading scorer, his 34 goals including three hat-tricks.

Richmond Town were the Respect award winners after having had only one player sent off throughout the season.

Maguire concluded by congratulating Ryhope CW on gaining promotion to the Ebac Northern League.

“It was very sad what happened to them last season and I wish them all the best.”