Peterlee Sunday League: Clinical Atkinson hat-trick steps up Dawdon Welfare Park revival

Northern League sides Ryhope CW (red/white) and Northallerton battle it out in the FA Vase last weekend. Picture by Kevin Brady
Northern League sides Ryhope CW (red/white) and Northallerton battle it out in the FA Vase last weekend. Picture by Kevin Brady

Champions Dawdon Welfare Park, after a slow start to the season, climbed to third place in the Premier Division after a thrilling 4-3 defeat of Murton Colliery.

Paul Atkinson’s clinical treble, plus Jack Walker’s goal, steered Dawdon home, with two-goal Liam Appleby and Ryan Pinder replying.

Horden CW Supporters Club still head the table, despite being held 2-2 by newly-promoted Easington Lane WMC.

Reece Kenney and Rob Mawson netted for Supporters, but Kyle Scott and Elliott Woods gave Lane their point.

Peterlee Helford United suffered a crushing 7-3 defeat at home to Easington Colliery Club Mechanics.

Thomas Bott’s brace inspired Mechanics, with Carl Price, Nathan Graham, Warren French, Paul Elliott and sub Jack Garside also notching.

Jonathan Payne, Phil Hickman and Steve Ross fired Helford’s responses.

Easington Leather Cap remain unbeaten at the top of Division Two after sinking Sherburn United 4-0.

Joshua Lincoln, Tom Williams, Graham Hornsby and Carl Stephenson did the damage.

Callum Drakesmith’s strike proved to be sufficient for New Seaham Westlea to stay second as they pipped Acre Rigg SC 1-0.

Peterlee Central Club and Peterlee Hearts served up a pulsating 2-2 derby draw.

Michael Bayles netted twice for Central, but he was sent off late on, for two yellow cards. Ethan Maddison stood out for Central, but Hearts’ Dave Kember responded with a brace.

Easington CIU lead the way in Division One after a comfortable 4-0 derby defeat of Horden Cricket Club.

Liam Adamson’s brace was added to by Jack McAndrew and Jordan Williams.

Seaham The George squeezed home 2-1 at Trimdon Royal Oaks, courtesy of goals from Leighton Hogwood and Jordan Bunts, with Niall Salmon replying.

Goals from Martin Dunn, Stuart Softley and sub Connor Burrell paved the way for Easington Southside to defeat Wingate Howden 3-1, with Jack Hart replying.

Peterlee Catholic Club overturned a 3-2 Premier Division Cup first-leg deficit against Shotton Comrades with a 6-1 victory, for an 8-4 aggregate.

Liam Wintrip’s hat-trick was backed by Paul Wintrip, Luke Wallace and sub Chris Wallace, with sub Brett Carr replying.

South Hetton Cricket Club lost to Seaham Parkside 4-2 in their First Division Cup tie, but progressed 7-6 on aggregate.

Ian Morrell and Liam Watson netted for the cricketers, with Dean Bulmer, Mitchell Holman, Michael Kennedy and Bailey Hogwood sparking Parkside.

In the Second Division Cup, Murton New Hesleden beat Hetton Lyons 3-2 for a 5-4 aggregate triumph.

Wingate Grange had Simon Hall and John Dale to thank for a 2-1 win over Haswell Oddfellows Arms, edging home 4-3 on aggregate.