Marcus Dinanga and Josh Hawkes scored as Sunderland West End were defeated in the first round of the Durham Challenge Cup.

West End took the lead in the 40th minute when John Butler scored a penalty to give the home side the lead going into the break.

Hartlepool scored two goals in two minutes in the second half when Dinanga scored a header from Hawkes’ cross before Hawkes pounced on a loose pass to give Hartlepool the lead.

Hartlepool started six first-teamers, with Dinanga, Hawkes, Myles Anderson, Ryan Catterick, Lewis Hawkins and Conor Newton starting in a team mixed with youth.

West End started the better of the two sides, with Butler having a shot saved by Catterick from close range from a corner.

Hawkes went close for Hartlepool when his speculative volley went just over the bar, much to West End keeper Neal Bussey’s relief.

West End were awarded a penalty just five minutes before half time when James Cassidy’s cross hit the arm of Hartlepool left back Harrison Webster.

Butler stepped up to take the penalty and converted, smashing the ball into the bottom right corner beyond the Pools keeper.

West End went close again in the 53rd minute when Andrew Brown attempted to lob Catterick from 40 yards but his effort went over the bar.

Hartlepool equalized in the 59th minute when Dinanga scored a magnificent header from Hawkes’ free-kick, leaving the West End keeper no chance.

The visitors took the lead two minutes later when Hawkes picked up a loose ball to run through and slot past the keeper, a goal that could have been avoided from the home side.

Hawkes had the chance to score his second late on but was denied by Bussey, as Hartlepool progressed into the second round of the cup.