Sunderland Sunday League: Coghlan’s cracking treble helps Southwick into League Cup final in super style

Over-40s League action: Grindon Broadway (yellow) take on Easington CIU in the gloom of last weekend.
Over-40s League action: Grindon Broadway (yellow) take on Easington CIU in the gloom of last weekend.
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It was men against boys as Southwick overwhelmed Burton House 8-3 to reach the Hendersons Butchers League Cup final.

In front of a capacity crowd at the Duck, the Southwick superstars fired eight goals past the Hendon side, who had great support, on the back of 27 goals in their previous two games.

Burton House threatened an upset with an early penalty from Kevin Humble, and they added to their scoreline through David “Busta” Paul and Martin “Ghandi” Hope.

But it was to be Southwick’s day and, after they replied to the visitors’ goals, they ran away with the game.

Ash Davis ran the show in central midfield but was overshadowed by a Micky Coghlan hat-trick.

Brett Gillat ruined the full-back to grab two goals, while Andy Brown and a clinical Anth Ross goal added to the tally.

But the hero of the day was Anthony Stokell, aka Turkey, who found the net with a great finish and celebrated in style with his own chicken dance to wow the crowd.

Keith Lonsdale was Burton House’s top performer.

SR Dons put up a magnificent effort but saw their Durham County Sunday Cup dreams dashed by a shoot-out defeat after a dramatic quarter-final.

Sean Sweeney and two-goal Leigh Guthrie notched for Dons, but they weren’t enough to sink Newton Aycliffe Locomotion in an entertaining game which ended 3-3.

The tie went straight to penalties, and Dons - the league’s last survivors in the prestigious competition - missed the most important one to let Locomotion through to the semi-finals, 5-4 in the shoot-out.

Ross Gardner was Dons’ star man.

In the semi-finals, Locomotion are at home to Jarrow Robin Hood Perth Green, while Stockton Hardwick SC entertain Hartlepool Lion Hillcarter.

The Jolly Potters earned three important points in Division One, from a 3-1 victory away to The Royal Marine, to pull away from the drop zone.

Star man Gary Baker opened the scoring, then Lewis Dodd and Ryan Bussey made sure of the win.

Aiden Raeburn hit Marine’s consolation goal, with Peter Marshall their top performer.

The Lansdowne put another nail in Thorney Close Inn’s coffin with a 7-0 thumping.

Man of the match Luke Taylor fired a hat-trick, then Jack Stanger and Rhys Jukes followed up with braces.

Micky Noble shone for Thorney, but they just weren’t a match for Lansdowne.

Hendon revelled in a hat-trick from man of the match David Newby as they cruised to a 7-1 success at The Stumble Inn.

Bradley Davis (2), Keith Reay and Chris Hunter also weighed in with goals, while Scott Bulmer notched Stumble’s consolation. Corey Steel starred for the hosts.

Ryhope Top House bounced back after their shock defeat to Willow Pond to run out convincing 4-1 winners against Ashbrooke Sports Club.

Paul Brooke plundered three great goals to led the way. Lewis Collinson responded for the away side, but Harry Munday smashed home Ryhope’s fourth to seal the win.

Michael Austin shone for Top House, with Jordan Ridley best for Ashbrooke.