By Jonny Whitfield.
Local football teams were in action on Saturday in both the Wearside League and Northern League. There was a goal fest in the Wearside League, while there were some damaging results in the Northern League.
In the Wearside League, Ashbrooke Belford House fell to a heavy home defeat to Stockton House FC.
Stockton Town midfielder Chris Stockton starred as his side demolished Ashbrook Belford House 5-0.
Stockton scored four goals, while forward Kallum Hannah netted a fifth goal to secure a magnificent away victory.
The result keeps the away side second in the table, just two points behind Redcar Athletic in top spot.
The home side’s damaging defeat meant they failed to rise to seventh place; the loss keeps them in eighth, only behind Hordon CW FC on goal difference.
In the local derby between Boldon CA FC and Silksworth Colliery Welfare FC it was Boldon who came out on top, thumping Silksworth 5-1.
Alex Kempster and Shaun Graham both came off the bench to score, helping to secure Boldon’s CA victory.
Boldon midfielder James Pickering provided a brace of goals, while midfielder David Stevens, who netted for the away side before being substituted, provided Silksworth’s only contribution to the game.
Kempster and Graham then cemented the home side’s advantage with two further goals to secure all three points.
The result leaves Boldon in ninth, while Silksworth Colliery are in 13th; just five points now separate the two sides.
Sunderland West End had a break from league action as they hosted Seaham Red Star Reserves in the League Cup.
West End made light work of getting through to the next round as they won 7-0, with forwards Barry Turton and Jordan Cook both scoring two to help the home side progress.
In the Northern League Newton Aycliffe forward John Campbell starred as his side took three points away from Sunderland RCA with a 2-1 win.
Campbell scored a brace of goals to help his side secure victory, while also keeping his brilliant vein of form going – the striker now has 12 goals in as many games.
The home side have now lost three games on the bounce, and will be looking to end their fruitless run away to Morpeth Town on Wednesday.
Brilliant performances from David Paul and David Palmer helped secure Seaham Red Star all three points away from home at Washington.
Palmer netted a brace of goals, with both efforts being set up by right-hand-man David Paul as the Star won 3-1.
The win moves Seaham up to 11th ahead of their FA Vase tie against North Shields on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Ryhope CW came from a goal down away from home to thrash Darlington RA 4-1.
The home side’s third consecutive loss at home in the last seven days continues a run which has seen them slump to third in the table.
The Railwaymen led 1-0, but their defence was left wide open as Ryhhope took full advantage. The visitors scored four goals to cement their win on Saturday.
In the day’s only other scheduled game, a waterlogged pitched meant that the tie between South Shields and Brandon United was abandoned.