Published 19th August 2012
With time running out Harton & Westoe goalkeeper Andrew Hunter parried the ball, but Chris Hardy was positioned to head into the net.
Wolviston produced a big shock when they defeated Jarrow in the Sunderland Shipowners’ Cup.
It was top versus bottom at Perth Green and it was the Teessiders who reached the next round with a 2-1 victory.
Jarrow went into the game on the back of four consecutive victories which had seen them score 11 times and concede just once. In contrast, Wolviston were pointless.
After only 8 minutes the visitors went ahead as Carl Kennedy drove the ball wide of goalkeeper Anthony Dixon, but within a couple of minutes the scores were level.
Ryan Burton rounded Wolviston keeper Dan Jeffries and drove the ball into an empty net. Almost immediately, Wolviston were ahead again when Ryan Hebb converted a 12th-minute penalty.
Prudhoe Town eased their way past Silksworth Rangers in a seven-goal thriller. An early strike by Jonathan Thompson was cancelled out by Prudhoe’s Stephen Foster and an own goal. The Wearsiders hit back and went 3-2 up with two goals in as many minutes from Shaun Fletcher and Gary Tyzack.
With 15 minutes remaining, Foster restored parity and 10 minutes from time Tom Shaw clinched Prudhoe’s place in the second round.
In the league, there was another goals glut as Sunderland West End beat Coxhoe Athletic 6-4. Stephen Bogey (2), Adam McGuinness, Michael McCabe, John Coomber (pen) and Jamie Fryett netted for West End with Vinnie Gash (2), Stephen Ferguson and Dan Beaney replying for the visitors.
In contrast, only one goal proved sufficient to take Willington to the top of the table. With time running out Harton and Westoe goalkeeper Andrew Hunter parried the ball, but Chris Hardy was positioned to head into the net.
Ashbrooke Belford House also won with a single goal at Easington Colliery where Stuart Burton drove home from the edge of the penalty area.
Following an uncertain start to the season, Redcar Athletic have won their last three games. Robbie Jones and Craig Marsay had them two goals up at home to Hartlepool , who were in with a chance following Danny Lockwood’s early second-half effort.
Darlington Cleveland Bridge led through Michael Richardson and Michael Carter inside nine minutes, but went down to Stockton Town for whom Tony Johnson, with a brace, and Stephen Roberts scored in six early second-half minutes.
Mark Simms fired Richmond Town ahead at Gateshead Leam Rangers for whom Leon Kane claimed a point when he beat goalkeeper Stephen Walker in a one-on-one situation.
Peterlee Town won for the first time in their previous game and yesterday doubled their points tally at Annfield Plain.
Barry Lindoe and Tom Clark found the net for the Plain with Andy Morris (2) and Chris Johnson replying.
Newcomers Seaton Carew claimed their first win in five attempts, defeating Boldon CA courtesy of David Wilson (2), Peter Twydale and Kevin Hamilton. The South Tynesiders only goal was credited to Kevin Davis.