Sunderland Sunday League: RCA Grangetown Florists seal Premier runners-up spot by relegating Myers

Durham City Reserves (yellow) attack against Hall Farm Glasshus in last weekend's 1-0 win in the Durham Alliance Combination League Challenge Cup final. Picture by Kevin Brady
Durham City Reserves (yellow) attack against Hall Farm Glasshus in last weekend's 1-0 win in the Durham Alliance Combination League Challenge Cup final. Picture by Kevin Brady
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RCA Grangetown Florists’ excellent recent form secured the runners-up spot in the Premier Division with their 2-0 victory over Myers.

John Turvey and Carl Burns hit the important goals and Rob Hall shone throughout.

Defeat ensured relegation to Division One for Myers, whose top man was David Sanderson.

TS Potters’ final game of the season saw them go down 1-0 against SR Dons.

Diamond scored the only goal as Dons clinched a thad-place finish, and Nelson rolled back with a man-of-the-match performance for the Potters.

Potters – who ended sixth – have ceased trading for next season and all their players are up for grabs when you buy a raffle ticket.

Redhouse Last Orders warmed up nicely for tomorrow’s Total Sport Challenge Trophy final with a devastating 9-0 First Division win over Hendon.

The Waddle brothers, Callum and Gary, found the net then the goals flowed courtesy of Norman Newton, Liam Hughes, James Butler, Andrew Arnold and a hat-trick from Billy Robson. Ryan Morse was outstanding.

Stephen Podd starred in vain for Hendon.

Last Orders face Premier outfit Southwick in the cup final at Ford Quarry tomorrow (10.30am), with Kieran Downey refereeing.

The Lansdowne finished their season with an impressive 5-3 win over much-fancied Ryhope Top House.

Airson scored first and player-manager Tom Smith bagged four goals, rolling back the years to teach the youth how it’s done.

Top House had Dan Pattison, Carl Young and Paul Brooke on target to reduce the deficit. Rhys Tench was their top performer.

A massive mention goes to league legend Tom Smith, who steps down as the Lansdowne manager to take up a career as a philanthropist.

Braces from super subs Chris “Ernie” Bewick and Keiron Moan saw off The Board Inn to give champions Victoria Gardens another league win to finish their season in style.

Adam Campbell finished the scoring with a trademark Shaun Goater-esque header as Gardens secured their 23rd win in 26 league games.

In reply, star man Liam Houghton fired past Mark Bell twice and Young hit their third to bring the gap down for Board Inn.

Thorney Close Inn showed great signs against the tough TC Plastics side, hitting five goals, albeit in vain.

Craig Collins, Aarron Forrest, Kurt Jenkins and a double from David Bage made life tough for the Plasticmen.

But TC Plastics went goal crazy themselves to win 9-5, with second-half doubles from man of the match Josh Farquhar, Kieron Stoke and Alan Tench inspiring the victory after Luke Bell, Kieron McArthur and Jordan Cook all scored.

David Taylor starred for Thorney.

Washington Colliery finished level on points with Second Division champions The Stella after a 4-0 final-day success at Mill View CIU.

Goals from Mark Pallas, Jonathan Rowntree, Johnathan Roberts and Andrew Brown ensured all three points, with keeper Andrew Elder their outstanding man of the match.

Richardson stood out for Mill View.

New Town, who have finished in fourth place, secured a 3-1 win at third-bottom Washington New Tavern.

Andrew Laidler, David Laidler and sub Josh Winlow did the damage, with Elliott Salicki starring.

New Tavern host the final game of the season tomorrow when they host The Victory Club.