Durham Sunday League: Hetton New Inn roar back from three goals down to send Navy Club crashing out

Doxy Lad (blue) take on Pennywell Vets in the Over-40s League last weekend
Doxy Lad (blue) take on Pennywell Vets in the Over-40s League last weekend

Hetton New Inn progressed in the Castle Insurance Alan Smith Memorial Trophy with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Newton Aycliffe Navy Club.

After a goalless first half, Navy Club stormed three ahead through Charlie Fowler (2) and Sam Richardson.

Doxy Lad (blue) take on Pennywell Vets in the Over-40s League last weekend

Doxy Lad (blue) take on Pennywell Vets in the Over-40s League last weekend

But Hetton kept their heads up and gradually fought back. Eves, set free by Callum Cowie, got one back, then he struck a second before Eves produced an assist for Knox to bury his shot to make it 3-3.

Andrew Lamb curled home the winner from an indirect free-kick, though New Inn needed keeper David Hartill to make a great save from a set-piece to clinch victory.

West Rainton sent neighbours Houghton Wild Boar All-Stars crashing out with a 5-3 shoot-out success, following a 3-3 draw.

Rainton took a 20th-minute lead, but Liam McKitten’s tremendous 20-yarder levelled it up. Rob Thompson put Boar ahead, only for Rainton to equalise.

Rainton hit the upright before forging 3-2 ahead, but Liam Lusk levelled from the spot after Rob Thompson was upended in the penalty area.

Rainton scored all five of their penalties, with Joe Robinson, McKitten and Karl Anderson the visitors’ marksmen.

In normal time, Rainton’s scorers were Lewis Robinson, Adrian Dawson and Graeme Brenkley.

Premier club Houghton Town won 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Ushaw Moor Cricket Club.

The cricketers’ hard work and physicality made life tough for the young visitors, with Graham White and Stevan Storey hitting the home goals.

Star man Aidan West was among Town’s penalty scorers, alongside Kyle Davis, Sam Steele and Gary Thompson.

Burnside WMC cruised to an 11-0 victory after their onslaught brought a 30th-minute opener at Bowburn.

Elliot Cutts led the way with four goals, backed by Craig Ellison (2), Callum Munro (2), Max Stoker, Steven Macdonald and Jon Jordison. Robbie Richardson starred, with Kieron Hurton best for Bowburn.

East Rainton edged through 1-0 at Ferryhill Dynamos, with man of the match James Wood firing a second-half winner.

Aaron riding and Olly Hotchkiss impressed, though Ferryhill, with Reece Marshall their top man, dominated the first half.

Hard-working Hetton Social found hosts Durham County too strong for them in a 5-1 defeat.

Joe Kerry (2), James Huntley and Bradley Hird (2) did the damage.

Washington Cross Keys made hard work of their 2-0 home success against Coxhoe Red Lion.

Coxhoe keeper Tom Orton, the outstanding man of the match, made a series of brilliant saves but was beaten by two first-time finishes from marauding right-back Michael Alcock, both just before the break.

Pelton RAOB had to rely on penalties to sink Chilton WMC after a hard-fought 1-1 draw.

Buffs led on the hour mark, thanks to Foster, but Chilton’s pressure paid off with a late, late leveller as Neil Searby converted a penalty. Joe Cornbill starred for Chilton.

Smith, Marron and Ball converted Pelton’s penalties in the 3-1 shoot-out triumph.

Pittington pipped Sacriston WMC 3-2 in a match of two red cards, with Gareth Sheraton and Simon Moralee dismissed.

Lee Walker, Daniel Madden and Paul Harbisher netted for Pittington, with Ben Sanderson and Adam Wilson replying, getting Sacriston level before losing out to a late winner.

Brandon Sports Club had to dig deep to field a side, but were suitably rewarded by a 2-0 win at depleted Ouston Cherry Tree.

Kane Collins’ majestic performance was capped by two second-half goals when one on one with the keeper.

Premier side Sedgefield St Edmund’s demolished Bede Lodge SC 6-0.

Glenn Donaldson’s four-goal salvo was backed by Kieron Parnaby and John Maddison.

Lumley edged through 6-5 in an astonishing Durham Sport League Cup tie at Ouston Juniors.

Ouston took an early lead through Mick McAdam, but Lumley responded with four unanswered goals.

They led 5-2 but McAdam and Carl Moxon, completing his hat-trick, got Ouston back to 5-5, but Lumley hit a late winner.

Jonathon Cossar, Harry Simpson (2), star man Daniel Jowett (2) and Jack Liddle notched for Lumley.

Chester Garden Farm beat Langley Park 3-1 in an even game.

Langley got back to all square with a Ben Pearson goal on 80 minutes, but Farm immediately hit a second and then grabbed a last-gasp clincher.

Jack Walsh, Ryan Johnson and Tom Wray netted for Farm.

Newton Aycliffe Huntsman outgunned Bishop Middleham 7-1, inspired by four-goal Lewis Martin. Alan Haycock fired a hat-trick, with Callum Bramwell replying.

Bearpark ran out 4-1 winners at Lumley Snooker Club in an entertaining Stepy’s Coaches President’s Trophy tie.

Dylan Crooks’ opener was eventually cancelled out, but Crooks again, and a Shane Davis brace, won the game.

Sherburn Village consolidated second place with a 5-2 Premier Division win at Ferryhill Celtic.

Celtic twice led, through Shane Todd and Neil Bell, but Steve Turnbull’s strong header from a corner and a scrambled Josh Gregory effort levelled it up.

Sherburn took command in the second half, with Jamie Taylor, James Ellis and Nick Marley completing the scoring.

Framwellgate Moor WMC beat New Brancepeth WMC 5-2 to go fourth in Division One.

James Smith (2), Sam Plant (2) and Liam Wrightson all notched.

Houghton Chilton Lodge were denied a much-needed Division Two victory when Micky Gray bagged a late Grange Villa leveller in a 3-3 thriller.

Ryan Smith slotted home Gray’s flick to give Villa an early lead, but Lodge levelled with a header off the bar which was adjudged to have crossed the line.

Liam Mitchell restored Villa’s lead after cutting inside, but Lodge quickly equalised and then went ahead after intercepting a pass.

Gray, though, made it 3-3 near the end after his first effort was saved.

Whitehills dominated in their 1-0 success at Lambton Lions, but they needed Liam Smith to make a good save before the winner came.

Jak Penny surged down the right and his shot was parried, with Nathan Flamson converting the rebound.

James Blackburn had a goal disallowed. Andrew Jackson was Lions’ star man.

In Division Three, Ferryhill Community Hub netted twice early on to set up a 7-0 victory at Witton Gilbert WMC.

Bradley Wilkinson hit five goals, backed by John Poulson and Alex Quinn. Gavin McCormack shone for Witton.