Wearside League: Sunderland West End rocked by Harton and Westoe’s rally for second win of the season

Sunderland West End (red) battle against Wolviston last weekend
Sunderland West End (red) battle against Wolviston last weekend
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Sunderland West End missed the chance to climb into the top 10 of the TWR Bifolds Wearside League after blowing a two-goal lead last night.

Bottom club Harton and Westoe CW roared back from 2-0 down to edge a 3-2 victory, only their second league success all season.

West End, fired up after the disappointment of the 2-1 home defeat to Wolviston last weekend, raced into a comfortable lead with goals from Luke Bell and Mark Catcheside.

But Brodie Simpson rallied Harton and Dominic Solomon equalised just before half-time.

Harton grabbed the winner on the hour mark, when Solomon scored his second goal of the game.

Evo-Stik League Premier Division leaders Blyth Spartans saw off Northern League neighbours Blyth Town 5-2 after extra time to set up a Northumberland Senior Cup final date with North Shields, in a repeat of last year’s final.

The sides finished up all square after 90 minutes, with Ryan Hutchinson’s Spartans opener cancelled out by Zak Atkinson’s late penalty.

Dan Maguire’s extra-time double, followed by strikes from Sean Reid and Adam Wrightson, killed off Town, though Atkinson fired a late reply in front of a crowd of 1,120.