Sunderland Sunday League: Terminus stun Washington Arms, inflicting first defeat on 100% leaders

Victoria Gardens (red) take on Ryhope Foresters last weekend. Picture by Kevin Brady
Victoria Gardens (red) take on Ryhope Foresters last weekend. Picture by Kevin Brady

Terminus gave Washington Arms a fright, handing them a first league defeat of the season in Division Four.

Terminus won 4-2 with great strikes from Nathan Stavers (2), Paul Muir and Brett Warne, with Garry McCartney and star man Liam Wailes responding.

Herrington CW moved into second place with a close 3-2 win over Nookside, to keep their promotion hopes alive.

Aaron Clasper and sub Rob Cummings had Nookside cruising, but the youthful Herrington side took the points courtesy of man of the match Jonathan Shanks (2) and Chris Lund.

Washington Juniors Teal Farm are still in the promotion hunt after they narrowly beat The Grange 3-2.

David Surrey and a double from Lee Cuthbertson earned Farm all three points, with Nathan Hendry and Adam Glendenning mustering Grange’s replies.

Josh Galley shone for Grange, Michael Joyce for Teal Farm.

The Dolphin took a 7-4 win in an 11-goal thriller at Whitburn Panthers.

Kyle Hourigan (2), Jon Wardle (3), John Thubron and Lee Etheridge scored for the Dolphin.

Panthers are still joint bottom but will have learnt a lot in their first season. Their marksmen were Conor Wadey (2), Jordan Sutton and Jason Wright.

Runaway leaders Ryhope Top House continued their impressive push for the First Division title, having guaranteed promotion.

An 8-0 win at Washington Colliery saw Chris Bell strike twice, with Michael Brown, Ryan March, Rhys Tench, Nathan Cole, Craig Whelam and an own goal sealing the deal. Ryan Mason starred for Colliery, with Jay Bewick running the show for Top House.

Jolly Potters lads turned on the style to hand Oddies outfit a 7-3 beating.

Goal machine Paul Webster fired a hat-trick, Ryan Bussey bagged two and Gaz Baker scored twice.

Oddies responded in vain through Smith, Snowdon and Donkin

Hit and miss Thorney Close were well and truly dominated as promotion-chasing Sunderland Railway Club ran out 5-0 winners.

Anth Rogerson, Jordan Ridley, Dean Smith and two-goal Jake Baker made light work of Thorney.

The Royal Marine are facing the drop after they suffered another heavy defeat, 6-1 to New Town.

Anth Clifton gave Marine hope with an early goal, but New Town are hard to beat at Herrington and superstar David Laidler grabbed four goals before Mark Mhlanga and Dan Warris finished the scoring.

The Stella were grateful for a 3-2 win over impressive Redhouse Last Orders.

Paul Stokoe scored in each half for Redhouse, but the Stella were on form and ran out winners, courtesy of Martin Maggiore, Daniel Dunlop and super sub Ewan Price.

Keeper Matt Carswell was outstanding for Stella, with Andrew Morris best for Last Orders.