Sunderland Sunday League: Westmount roar back late on to leave Free Gardeners devastated

Grindon Broadway (yellow) take on Easington CIU in the Over-40s League at Herrington Welfare Park.
Grindon Broadway (yellow) take on Easington CIU in the Over-40s League at Herrington Welfare Park.
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Millfield Free Gardeners nearly secured a rare league win in Division Three after they were 3-2 up away to Westmount at one point.

But Westmount hit back to edge home 4-3 to dash the visitors’ hopes.

Man of the match Anthony Murtha, Shaun Muncaster and Luke Currie had Gardeners on top, with Joe Carroll and Ian Whelan replying.

As the game drew to a close, Westmount kept the pressure up and produced the winning goals, notched by John Cowling and Harvey Simpson.

Adam McCulla starred for Westmount.

Silksworth Catholic Club sit comfortably in third place after their tight 3-1 victory over Ryhope New Railway.

Brogan Smith scored twice and Anth Brooke added to their tally, with Ben Stokoe their man of the match.

Robbie Middlebrook had put the New Railway in front, but the Catholic Club worked hard for the win. Lewis Armstrong stood out for New Railway.

It was a day to forget for the plucky Wear United outfit, who came up against league leaders The Park and were outgunned 7-1.

Connor Gales, man of the match Micky Pattison and Phil Conlin all hit doubles for The Park, and Danny Pattison hit the final goal. Scott Stevenson hit the consolation for well-beaten Wear United, with Sam Wade shining once again for the home side.

Jack Callaghan and star man Reece Benson struck in each half as Park View maintained their fine run with a 2-1 victory over The Dolphin.

Chris Wilkin gave Dolphin hope with a goal, but Park View held firm. Jon Wardle was Dolphin’s top performer.

A single goal from Jake Smith earned TC a point, in a 1-1 draw, after Millfield Oddies took the lead with David Laing’s strike.

Neither team could find a winner. Alan Rose shone for Oddies, while Daniel Padget was star man for TC.

Hendon Athletic enjoyed an easy win against a poor Washington New Tavern side in Division Two.

It would have been easily double figures but for a great display from Richard Corrigan in the New Tavern goal.

Kevin Golightly scored another world-class free-kick which found the top pocket from 38 yards, an effort which even had the Tavern lads applauding.

That gave Athletic the lead, and Tommy Scott added a second just before the break Scott went on to complete his hat-trick with two second-half strikes, though he was pipped to the man-of-the-match award by Gabriel Tawiah.

Shaun Davies stood out for New Tavern.