Wearside League

AFTER reaching the final of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup, Prudhoe Town are now through to the semi-finals of the Wearside League Cup following victory in a five-goal thriller at Ashbrooke Belford House.

AFTER reaching the final of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup, Prudhoe Town are now through to the semi-finals of the Wearside League Cup following victory in a five-goal thriller at Ashbrooke Belford House.

Mark Green was a first-half marksman for the Wearsiders before two goals in six minutes from Lee Burrell and Leon Best had Prudhoe in front.

With 10 minutes remaining Paul Robertson produced a superb equaliser with a 35-yard volley but Prudhoe went through with a second goal by Best two minutes from time.

Jarrow’s hopes of winning the championship received a setback when leaders Stockton Town won by the only goal. Jair da Silva provided the cross for Adam Nicholson to head home. Just before the end Jarrow’s Paul Trosh struck the crossbar.

Jarrow remain fourth and only goals difference separates Stockton Town from Willington, who defeated Hartlepool with second-half strikes by Adam Pinkney (2) and Reece Marshall after Liam Lewis had given Pools a first-half advantage.

Following the appointment of Mark McGinley as manager and winning for the first time in more than five months, Silksworth Rangers were hopeful at Redcar Athletic, but the Seasiders romped to victory with an Adam Preston hat-trick and one goal from James Kesterton.

Boldon CA led courtesy of Adam Sharp, but Kirkbymoorside rallied and goals by Marcus Godsell, Jordan Rivis and Sarjo Cham earned them the win.

Easington Colliery succumbed to Cleator Moor Celtic, but it wasn’t until late in the game that the Cumbrians made sure of the points. They led through Leigh Dunn from the 65th minute before Darren Little scored the crucial second goal just before the end.

Peterlee Town, went down at Seaton Carew, for whom Neil Fannon scored both goals.

MALCOLM PRATT

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