Karl Powney enjoyed a day to remember, hitting five goals as Hetton Social Club demolished Bearpark WMC 10-2 to go second in Division Three.
Powney’s quintuple was supported by Jack Brannigan’s brace, plus efforts from Daniel Scott, Robert Talbot and Brandon Finnigan, though the game started very evenly, with the score reaching 1-1 and 2-2.
Injuries hit depleted Bearpark hard and Hetton capitalised. Callum Gray and Callum Storey notched for Bearpark, whose man of the match was keeper Michael Crooks.
Leaders Gilesgate Woodman Inn made it six league wins out of a six with a 2-0 success at Hetton New Inn.
Star man Daniel Webb and Daniel Hatton did the damage, with Jonathan Eves the top performer for New Inn.
Sacriston The Shoes overwhelmed hosts Durham Buffaloes Head, sinking the bottom club 7-2.
Man of the match Jack Moon fired a treble for Shoes, supported by James Marshall’s brace and efforts from Jak Gordon and Marcus Lowery.
Wayne Gardner and Steven Gibson notched for Buffs, whose star man was Ryan Mundell.
Quarrington Hill WMC saw off Bishop Middleham 4-2 for their first league victory. David Redfern hit both for Bishop, with Ashley Jenkins starring.
Witton Gilbert Club and Durham Rangers drew 0-0 in an even game of very few chances. Michael Bradley starred for Witton.
Durham County cruised to a 4-1 win at home to Houghton Wild Boar All-Stars to move within three points of Division One leaders Burnside WMC.
All five goals came in the first half. Durham opened the scoring on 10 minutes only for Shaun Corner to blast home an equaliser shortly afterwards.
County then took command, netting a further three before the interval. Joe Kerry (2), Shaun Wilson and Alex Hird struck for County.
Nick Thompson was outstanding in Boar’s midfield.
Langley Park earned a 4-2 home win over Sacriston WMC in a windy encounter.
Ryan Green and Tony Rutter had Langley two up, but the visitors rallied to level before Green and sub Nathan Hall clinched victory.
New Brancepeth WMC ran out convincing 5-0 winners at Bede Lodge SC, despite having John Dixon sent off.
John Kidd hit a hat-trick, with Matthew Bennett and Adam Purvis also on target.
First Division West Rainton have resigned from the league with immediate effect.
Grange Villa won 3-2 at lowly Sedgefield Social Club to climb to second place in Division Two, a point behind leaders Dubmire WMC.
Ryan Smith and two-goal Ben Jefferson bagged the crucial goals, with Joe Murray starring.
Houghton Chilton Lodge succumbed to a 5-2 defeat at Lumley Snooker Club and sit in third-bottom spot with four points from seven games.
Dubmire WMC enjoyed a Stephen Donkin hat-trick in a 6-1 rout of Coxhoe Red Lion in the second round of the JD Taxis Guards Cup.
Man of the match Josh Hope weighed in with a brace, with Jordan Croft also netting in a comfortable triumph. Rob Hurton replied.
Chester Garden Farm fought back strongly from two down to beat Pittington 4-2.
Gary Booth’s great free-kick into the top corner sparked the fightback, then Jake Chisholm levelled it up at half-time.
Ryan Johnson’s second-half brace settled the issue.
Whitehills beat visitors Framwellgate Moor WMC 3-1, making the most of their chances.
Whitehills went in at the break 1-0 up thanks to James Cattell’s strike, but Fram deservedly levelled on a good counter-attack.
An own goal and a Ward strike, though, sealed Whitehills’ progress.
Ushaw Moor Cricket Club won an epic third round tie 6-4 against Ouston Juniors.
Ouston struck first through veteran Micky McAdam and were 3-2 up at the interval, but four goals in 15 second-half minutes guided Ushaw Moor home, with Scott Nattrass the outstanding star man.
Paul Taylor (2), Stevan Storey, Anthony Bussey, Michael Abson and Mark English struck for Moor, with Scott Johnson (2) and Joe Faley adding to McAdam’s strike for Ouston.
Houghton Town outgunned Hilda Park 6-1 in the Durham Sport League Cup.
Town made the perfect start, with a second-minute goal, but Hilda rallied well and had a strong penalty claim turned down before Jamie Gordon hit the bar.
Chris Watson’s pace caused Town plenty of problems and Gordon bagged the visitors’ consolation, netting from a tight angle.
Chilton WMC sank East Rainton 4-2 on penalties after a hard-fought 2-2 draw.
James Wood bagged both for Rainton, with Alex White and Byron Brown replying.
Craig Henniss starred for Rainton, with Kieran McWaters best for Chilton.
Burnside WMC romped home 10-2 at Lumley, with Jon Jordison’s well-taken hat-trick backed by Elliot Cutts (2), Max Stoker (2), Steven Macdonald, Derek Kelsey and Callum Munro.
David Lucas and Jonathan Bell replied.
Lambton Lions defeated Sacriston Cricket Club 3-1, courtesy of Jack Young, Ross Mitchinson and Adam Cameron, with Graham Embleton replying.
Washington Cross Keys struck after 10 minutes, but Ferryhill Celtic responded to run out 8-2 winners.
Doubles from Anthony Phillipson and Dane Eltringham were backed by Kyle Wren, Shane Todd, Jason White and Ethan Grayson.
Sherburn Village won through in the Castle Insurance Alan Smith Memorial Trophy, pipping Sedgefield St Edmund’s 3-2.
Star man James Ellis, Nick Marley and Jamie Taylor did the damage, despite having two goals disallowed, with Simon Ord and Dan Smith replying.
Newton Aycliffe Huntsman outgunned Premier rivals Brandon Sports Club 5-0, with doubles from Shaun Ryder and Corey Nicholson leading the way. Connor Lyon also notched.