Wearside League: Catcheside spot on to inspire West End victory, while Paul treble helped Ashbrooke Belford hit Rangers for six
Sunderland West End halted Coxhoe Athletic's four-match winning run in the TWR Bifolds Wearside League last night.
But the Wearsiders had to wait until the second half to set up their 2-0 Ford Quarry triumph, and it took a penalty to separate the sides.
Barry Turton was brought down and Mark Catcheside stepped up to beat goalkeeper David Atkinson from the spot.
Coxhoe’s hopes of a comeback ended nine minutes later as Jordan Cook delivered a good cross and George McCain gave Atkinson no chance with a clinical finish from 12 yards.
West End have now won three of their four games and, with 12 goals, are the second top scorers behind Redcar Athletic (15).
Ashbrooke Belford House hit Leam Rangers for six.
Yet the visitors led at the break with two strikes from Brodie Simpson, after David Paul had opening the scoring for Belford.
After the break, Ashbrooke took control and five goals rained in from Paul, who completed his hat-trick, Ian Potts, Adam Drysdale and Lee McAndrew for a resounding 6-2 victory.
In contrast, only one goal was sufficient for Silksworth CW on their visit to Seaham Red Star Reserves.
An early goal from Stephen Moody, after just seven minutes, when he rounded goalkeeper Chay Adamson, proved decisive.
Horden CW claimed a point from the local derby with Hartlepool at Grayfields.
Cameron Gordon gave Pool the perfect start when he pounced on a partial clearance to fire wide of goalkeeper Michael Cockburn from fully 20 yards.
But Horden levelled by half-time. Everybody except Brian Myers missed a cross and he poked the ball home at the far post.
South Shields Reserves came on top in their derby against Harton and Westoe.
Six minutes into the game, David Palmer scored from a free-kick for Shields, but two goals in as many minutes from Carl Houshby and David Hopper turned the tables.
After Palmer levelled, Dillon Morse headed home a Palmer corner for the winner.
Boldon CA crashed 4-0 away to Cleator Moor Celtic, whose marksmen Bradley Rooney (2), Ryan Hall and Luke Close.
Annfield Plain were also in Cumbria and were hit for six by Windscale, for whom Sean Pollen, Bradley Dridden, Ryan Byrne, Reece Frettwell (2) and Ryan Fitzwilliam netted in a 6-0 rout.
Jarrow just had the edge on Prudhoe Town.
The South Tynesiders opened the scoring after 31 minutes through Ross McCauley, who drove in from 10 yards.
Five minutes later, he fired low past goalkeeper Liam Blair. Ten minutes later, Blair was sent off for a foul outside the box. Ten-man Prudhoe pulled a goal back, courtesy of Rob Grainey, but Jarrow held on.
Redcar Athletic’s 100% record ended with a 1-0 defeat at Richmond Town, with Dan Caisley netting six minutes from time.
Wolviston remain rooted to the bottom of the table, pointless after four games.
Their latest defeat was 3-1 at the hands of Stokesley SC, who were relegated from the Ebac Northern League last season.
Ryan Rivis gave Stokesley a 23rd minute lead with a rocket shot into the top corner of the net and Jordan Rivis made it two with a header from a corner.
Carl Barry halved the deficit from the penalty spot on 85 minutes but Wolviston’s hopes ended in the last minute as Joe Warrier, who had been introduced as a substitute, ran onto a through ball and fired past goalkeeper Jonathan McClone.