Sunderland Sunday League: Winthrop and Tench lead the way as Ryhope Top House fend off Boldon Wheatsheaf in County Cup thriller
Ryhope Top House progressed to the first round of the Durham County Sunday Cup after winning a 10-goal thriller 6-4 against Boldon Wheatsheaf
Boldon gave as good as they got, but Top House rallied late on to win, thanks to Rhys Tench (2), Josh Winthrop (2), Paul Brooke and Dean Machin.
Silksworth Paragon recorded an excellent 3-1 victory at highly-rated Seaham The George.
Stuart Bleanch was in outstanding form at the back for Paragon, who won it with goals from Lewis Lynn, George McCain and Aiden Haley.
TS Potters earned an impressive 3-1 victory at much -fancied Stanley Masons Arms.
Star man Daley Clarke, Joe Walton and debutant Alan “Bruno” Golightly fired the important goals
Oddies came out on top in an entertaining all-Sunderland tie at Premier side O’Brien Waste Recycling, but only on penalties.
Gareth Brazier, Steven Anderson and Billy Robson netted for O’Brien in the 3-3 draw, while Oddies had Andrew Morris and Darren Green (2) on target.
Oddies, with Alex Herring star man, went on to win the shoot-out 4-3.
RCA Grangetown Florists sailed into the last 64 with a devastating 10-0 win over Southmoor Sports.
Star man Andy Place enjoyed a four-goal haul, followed by John Turvey’s hat-trick. Davey Rush, Chris Thompson and Michael McVay also notched.
Carl Longstaff led by example with another hat-trick for the Cherry Tree in a 4-4 draw against Consett Cricketers.
Liam Middlemas hit the fourth to take the game to penalties, but Tree went down 3-0 on spot-kicks.
Ryhope New Railway scored four goals away but did not have enough to overcome Consett Scotch Arms.
Jordan Sweeney, Paul Jackson, Lee Patton and Myles Nelson netted, but the hosts won 7-4. Chris Hutcheon stood out for Railway.
Marc and Neil McNulty fired a goal each for Redhouse Last Orders but Consett Top Club were on form to brush them aside with ease, winning 6-2.
Anth Mullen shone in vain for Redhouse.
MIll View CIU were dogged by injuries and it showing asHartlepool The Pot House won 5-2.
Stephen Conlin and David Raeper hit Mill View’s goals, while Micky Donkin drew the short straw and ended up between the sticks.
Wrekenton Blue Star proved too strong for Board Inn in an 11-0 rout. James Bowler stood out for never-say-die Board.
* Farringdon ISL could only muster nine men to take on SR Dons, who duly ran out comfortable 4-1 winners to go top in the Premier Division
John Noble, Chris Laws and two-goal David Hall had Farra reeling, with star man Luke Page bagging a deserved consolation. Shaun Pickford starred for Dons.
Southwick were back to their best with a hard-fought 6-3 win at youthful Farringdon Detached.
League legend John Butler, Anth Ross and Micky Coghlan also bagged doubles, with the Southwick Neymar, Ash Davis, having a hand in most goals. James Bamborough was star man.
Jake Baker, Willie Crew and Sean Archbold replied in vain for Detached.
Hylton Castle TWR came out on top against luckless Myers. Lee Cresswell, Liam Laidler and Callum Hodgson secured a 3-1 win, with Marc Dale replying. Gavin Nesbitt starred for Myers.
The Ashbrooke earned the bragging rights with a great 5-2 derby win over Ryhope Foresters.
Star man Peter Greenwell plundered a double, followed by Dean Smith’s brace. Ryhope hit back as Dale Spence smashed a quick double past keeper Adam Drayton, but Leighton Cooney’s thunderbolt made it five.