Sunderland Sunday League: TC Plastics spot on for Trophy progress – ahead of cup final rematch tomorrow

Silksworth Catholic Club (green and white) take on The Dolphin last weekend. Picture by Tim Richardson
Silksworth Catholic Club (green and white) take on The Dolphin last weekend. Picture by Tim Richardson
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TC Plastics got one over on Premier Division leaders Hylton Castle TWR as they dumped them out of the Total Sport Challenge Trophy.

An entertaining tie finished 3-3 in normal time. Kevin Gordon, Tom Callaghan and sub Danni Lay all notched for Hylton, but Luke Bell, Josh Farquhar and stalwart Barry Cook fired home for the Plasticmen.

Keeper Callum Hellens starred for Plastics.

TC Plastics duly won the shoot-out 3-2 to set up a pulsating final rematch in tomorrow’s Joe Holborn Memorial Cup final at the Billy Hardy Complex (10.30am kick-off).

Sunderland Railway Club maintained their promotion ambitions with an excellent 4-1 win over Washington Colliery to leapfrog their visitors into second place in Division Two.

Railway started with a high intensity and deservedly took the lead with an Anth Rogerson volley.

Railway continued to pile on the pressure and they were soon two up when Rogerson found himself through on goal and cheekily lifted it over the keeper.

They made it 3-0 in style. Rogerson again found himself through on goal, only for the keeper to challenge well and clear to halfway. But John Brannen hit the ball first time to see it sail into the top corner from 50 yards.

Colliery rallied on the restart, but missed plenty of chances. Eventually, they denied Railway their clean sheet when Jordan Stevens’ shot from the edge of the box bobbled over the keeper and found its way into the bottom corner.

Railway, though, sealed victory when Dan Callaghan rose to head home a well-delivered Brannen corner.

David Mould starred for Colliery.

Railway are three points above Colliery but have just two games left, while their rivals have five to play.

Goals from Brian McCowie, Sean Brook and Stephen Conlin gave Mill View CIU all three points in their six-pointer against Washington New Tavern.

That took them up to fifth-bottom spot, with Tavern dropping to third-bottom.

Craig Neal and Shaun Davies fired Tavern’s consolations, with Gavin Neal their top performer. David Raeper stood out for Mill.

Matty Rose and man of the match David Ritson secured a win for AFC Wearside at Pennywell Comrades to climb to fourth-bottom spot.

Comrades had Paul Corlett on target in reply as both teams see out their season.

The Stella overcome an understrength Hendon Athletic side 4-1 to take another step towards the title.

Doubles from man of the match Gavin Teasdale and Martin Rutter put the game out of reach for Hendon. Player-manager Anth Carter found the net for Athletic, whose star man was Richie Timm.

The Cherry Tree rose to sixth place thanks to a 3-1 victory at The Victory Club.

Two-goal Carl Longstaff and star man Liam Middlemas did the damage, with Adam Brown responding. Karl Addison stood out for Victory.

SR Dons kept their Premier Division title hopes alive with a 2-0 home victory over Farringdon Detached.

Craig Watson scored twice to ensure defeat in Farringdon’s last game of the season.

The Dons have five more games to take the title, but need leaders Hylton Castle TWR, who are five points better off, to lose ground

TS Potters moved into second place thanks to a 2-0 win over Ryhope Foresters.

David Keithley and star man Lewis Lynn both found the net to put pressure on leaders Hylton Castle TWR, who are three points clear, with two games in hand.

Chris Sproat shone for Foresters with a fine performance in goal.

Jon Winlow’s single goal was enough to give RCA Grangetown Florists the points against third-bottom O’Brien Waste Recycling.

In a repeat of their 1-0 Total Sport Challenge Trophy win the previous week, RCA frustrated the visitors throughout. Mark Robinson shone for RCA, with Harrison best for the Wasters.