Murton crash 19-0 in Wearside League!
Murton must have breathed a huge sigh of relief when the referee blew the final whistle and ended their agony in tonight's TWR Bi Folds Wearside League game at Richmond Town.
The East Durham side have been on the receiving end of some heavy defeats during their initial season in the competition but none as big as the 19-0 drubbing they suffered in North Yorkshire.
Richmond goalkeeper Karl Latcham hardly touched the ball but his opposite number Anthony Carter spent much of the 90 minutes picking the ball out of the net.
Kalumn Holbrook rifled six goals, Ben Darville and Scott Ryan both helped themselves to four, Mark Sims hit a hat-trick and Murton’s misery was compounded with strikes by Chris Pattison and Mark Edzes.
Murton were confirmed as wooden spoonists some weeks ago. They’ve now completed the season having conceded 183 goals in 38 games.
Only two goals were scored at Wolviston where Silksworth were well worth a point.
They led for more than an hour courtesy of Rob Hall and the home side’s equaliser came 14 minutes from time from David Johnson.
Luke Bennington passed up a great chance to win the game for the Teessiders in the last minute but it would have been an injustice had Silksworth gone down.
Horden were beaten 2-0 visiting Jarrow whose matchwinners were Stephen Graham and Darren Morton while Hartlepool became only the second side this season to defeat champions Stockton Town. James Paylor finally got the ball over the line in a goalmouth scramble.
Anth Huddart and Joe Hunter were Leam Rangers’ marksmen against a weakened Cleator Moor Celtic on Tyneside and at South Tyneside, Boldon CA succumbed to runners-up hopefuls Redcar Athletic.
Paul Mossa’s men faced an uphill challenge once they conceded twice in the opening 12 minutes to James Swann.
It wasn’t until the last seven minutes though that Redcar scored again and they went on to finish emphatic 5-0 winners with two goals from Chris Atkinson and one by Jez Callaghan.