Sunderland Sunday League: Potters' promotion push rocked by Railway setback
Jolly Potters lost 3-1 at home to Ryhope Railway Inn in a crucial Second Division clash '“ a big setback to their promotion push.
Lewis Dodd had the second-top Potters in front with a goal from the kick-off, but it was in vain as Ryhope Railway dominated the rest of the game to take the win.
Star man Dean Machin scored, followed by efforts from Danny Austin and Jack McConville.
The Dolphin upset promotion hopefuls Hendon witha close-fought 2-1 win.
Jordan Sweeney put Dolphin in front with an early goal. Keith Reay hit his usual goal for Hendon, but Stephen Martin came off the bench to fire the winner to ensure glorious scenes at Tay Road.
Charlie Ayre shone for TC, but he could not do much as rampant visitors New Town thrashed them 9-0.
Kieran Russell, Charlie Salicki (2), Dan Warris and sub Mathew Thompson all scored, but the plaudits were reserved for four-goal star man Brad Foster.
AFC Wearside and The Stumble Inn played out an entertaining game which saw Wearside snatch a narrow 3-2 win. Donnelly, Rose and Calvert scored for AFC, while Antliff and Robson notched for Stumble.
Luke Bell was at it again as he fired four goals to see champions TC Plastics record another win, 6-1 against Free Gardeners Arms.
Daz Green replied for the Gardeners, but further goals from Farquhar and McArthur sealed Plastics’ success.
Ashbrooke Sports Club have practically sealed a runners-up spot in Division Three, but they are hot on the tail of The Lansdowne, who only need one more win to seal the title.
Ashbrooke had the usual suspects on target in their 4-1 home success against Washington Colliery.
Nathan Renton, David Dixon, Clark Stead and Michael Brown did the damage, while Colliery’s only goal came from Keith Burnett.
They moved to 36 points from 14 games, to sit 16 points behind top spot with five games in hand.
The Lansdowne produced another dominant display as they outgunned Mountain Daisy F&M Underdogs 8-1 to take a step closer to the league title.
John Hope-Hindmarsh led the way with a four-goal haul, while Rhys Jukes smashed home a hat-trick and Thomas Alderson hit the last. Michael Johnson hit a late consolation for Daisy.
Clarke Sanderson ran the show for the Board Inn as his side ran out 3-1 winners away to luckless Mill View CIU.
Frazer New hit a double, followed by a Jordan Dagg goal. Liam Huntrod replied for Mill View.
Sunderland Railway Club recorded an easy 5-1 win over lowly Lakeside SSC.
Pablo Carr, Wood, Smith, Callaghan and John Brannen all found the net for Railway, with McHugll responding.
Hendon Athletic went goal crazy against bottom side Saltgrass in an 11-0 demolition.
Star man Martin Hope is currently on fire as he hit five goals against the basement boys, making it 10 goals in two games. Glenn Bosher fired a glorious double, reminiscent of a young Martin Smith, while Anth Carter, Rowntree, Barrs and Shaun “Gunner” Graham finished the scoring to cement third place.
Leaders Victoria Gardens handed out a heavy 9-1 defeat to Wear United to keep up their title quest.
Campbell and Humble were among the scorers for the home side and Sam Wade replied for United
East Rainton are hot on the heels of the leaders after an 8-0 win over plucky Wearmouth CW Juniors.
Young Patrick Crombie may be prized away from Wearmouth after his consistent great performances in goal. Rainton had Shaw, Hotchkiss, Anderson, Lee Gaunt (3) and Callum Fletcher (2) to thank for the goals
Westmount recorded a surprise 2-0 victory over the much-fancied Millfield Oddies side.
Seth Joez and Alex McKenzie hit the important goals, while Oddies had Ganley starring.