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Team Sunderland Men’s 3rds 7-1 Hull Men’s 4ths – Match Report

Team Sunderland men’s thirds ran out convincing winners as they fired seven past Hull men’s fourths, for their first home win of the season.

A Stephen Siyanbola hattrick, as well as a double from Madjid Haine and second half strikes from Luca Hearn and Mo Ibrahim polished off what was a dominant performance and earned Sunderland all three points.

Haine got the hosts got off to a quick fire start from the penalty spot after the striker was brought down by the Hull goalkeeper barely five minutes into the game.

Merely three minutes later, Haine scored his and Sunderland’s second of the afternoon as he slotted the ball home after some great link up play with Siyanbola down the host’s right.

Sunderland had their third before the 15-minute mark as Siyanbola made the most of a mix up defensively for Hull and smashed his effort into the roof of the goal for his first of the game.

Sunderland in possession. Credit: Max McVittie

Hull offered very little going forward in the first half, with their only meaningful effort fizzed wide from a speculative free kick to say the least.

Siyanbola won Sunderland’s second penalty of the game after he was pulled to the ground, then made no mistake from the spot.

Sunderland picked up where they left off in the second half as five minutes after the break Hearn curled in a brilliant effort from the edge of the box.

A nasty clash of heads meant the game was stopped for a few minutes whilst the Hull man received some treatment before going off.

Flopater Khozam made a good stop from a dangerous free kick, before Mo Ibrahim scored the hosts sixth after he skipped past his man and left the keeper rooted to the spot.

Hull did get a consolation 15 minutes from time after some good build up play and a smart finish.

Siyanbola grabbed his hattrick 10 minutes from time to put the icing on the cake for Sunderland thirds.