Derby day in Sunderland saw FoL Monkwearmouth claim the bragging rights against their Shildon rivals.

Despite going one down early on, Jamie Chandler’s side fought back with goals from Josh King, Jak Hanson, Aaron Duell, Alex Ramshaw and Max Sansom making it a Derby day to remember.

Shildon started strongly and took the lead inside 10 minutes after a cross by Dane Eltringham found the head of Nathan Greenwood to make it 1-0.

The home team looked to extend their lead, but it was Monkwearmouth who grabbed the second after a Duell corner was flicked on by Codie Howe and onto the head of King who headed home to make it 1-1 midway through the first-half.

Shildon took the lead once again just before the half-time whistle when a curling shot from striker Eltringham beat Ross Cunningham.

The second-half saw Chandler’s side began their fightback when substitute Zach Horsfall cross was turned goalwards by a Shildon defender past a helpless Adam Johnson.

Just three minutes later the home side completed their comeback after striker Hanson got on the end of a Ramshaw cross to make it 3-2.

The away side continued their onslaught when a long-distance curling effort from Duell flew into the top corner in the 68th minute to make it 4-2.

With Shildon’s heads down, Monkwearmouth continued to dominate with Ramshaw found the net himself after lobbing Johnson from the edge of the box.

Substitute Sansom wrapped up the game by continuing his recent goalscoring run after converting Duell drilled cross from three yards out.

Head Coach Chandler praised his team’s “tremendous” fight back, saying he was “over the moon” with the win.

Shildon Head Coach Alan Young focussed on the positives by praising his sides first-half performance despite the disappointing result.

The win puts FoL Monkwearmouth eight points clear at the top of the NFYL Midlands Division table while FoL Shildon sit mid-table in 7th place.