Sunderland Sunday League: Reay of sunshine as Hendon gun for promotion
Hendon are in the running for a Second Division promotion place if they can keep their winning streak up.
They beat The Stumble Inn 5-3 and had Keith Reay hitting a brace, followed by strikes from Montgomery, Welsh and Owens. Corey Steel, Charlton and Robson notched for Stumble.
New Town took the points in a 10-goal thriller as they beat The Dolphin 6-4.
Charlie Salicki started the scoring with a brace, then Nixon and Collard made it 4-0. In the second half, Dolphin had a mini fightback, and Anth Sheriff fired a hat-trick, but their defensive frailties were evident and late goals from Winlow and Brad Foster clinched the points.
Free Gardeners Arms surprised a few observers with a hard-fought 4-2 win over Ryhope Railway Inn, who have enjoyed a decent run recently.
Lister hit a brace, followed by Maddison and Yoxall for a 4-0 lead. The home side replied through Jack McConville’s brace, but it was in vain as Gardeners ran out comfortable winners.
Jolly Potters edged a 2-1 win over TC to keep in touch with the remaining automatic promotion spot. Webster and star man Hourighan did the damage, while Charlie Ayre replied for TC
TC Plastics took another step towards the title with another convincing 5-1 win over Washington New Tavern.
Mark “catchy” Catcheside bagged a hat-rick in his full debut and they increased the lead with goals from Luke Bell and Leighton Stephenson. Erwin and Harrison replied.
Goals from Matty Rose and man of the match Andrew Donnelly gave AFC Wearside a narrow 2-1 come-from-behind win at Victory Club. Gregg Davison had Victory in front, but they could not hold on to the lead.
Farringdon ISL demolished Myers in an 8-0 rout to go closer to the Premier Division title and send Myers the other way towards the drop.
Myers could only muster up seven players at the start and theyo finished with 10 players, with Farringdon taking full advantage.
Chris Bell, Jordan Thompson, John Bewick, Paul Kane, Ryan Mather, Bryan Norton and a double from David “Busta” Paul did the damage.
The Ashbrooke suffered a heavy 7-2 defeat to the hands of Ryhope Foresters and they are leaving it late to start their great escape.
Ryhope, however, pulled away from trouble with this win. Kieran Davies fired a brace and was named man of the match, while Anth Young also struck twice. Olabode and Cooney pulled goals back for The Ashbrooke. but they were in vain as the visitors increased the scoreline through Slack, Spence and Harrison.
O’Brien Waste Recycling earned a fantastic result, storming to a 5-1 victory against rejuvenated Thorney Close Inn in Division One.
Their resounding success keeps the pressure on leaders Redhouse Last Orders. Thorney Close were 5-0 down, to efforts from Steven Anderson (2), Gavin Murton, Michael Conlon and David Sewell, before Craig Collins replied. Micky Pattinson starred for Thorney.
Farringdon Detached earned a hard-fought 2-1 win over potential relegation candidates Harbour View.
Detached can make a late run for the league title, sitting only six points behind the leaders with four games in hand.
Davey Stevens found the net again and Jake Baker hit the other for Farringdon. Joe Stoker replied for Harbour View, who had Jake Holyoak starring.
Oddies earned three easy points as they battered basement boys Pennywell Comrades 6-1.
Michael “chip” Bulmer was on top form as he fired five goals and Luke Taylor hit the other for Oddies to make it harder for Pennywell to beat the drop.