BOLDON overcame a stout Lumley side and very blustery conditions to lift the Tyne Tees Under-13 Challenge Cup at Seaton Carew.

The South Tyneside team remain on course for a league and cup double at under-13 level following their 6-2 victory in last Sunday's final.

Boldon had won both league meetings between the sides, but found no way past the acrobatic Chloe Bailey who was in inspired form in the Lumley goal in the early stages.

It was Lumley who took a surprise lead when Kristina Minto rifled home a loose ball in the Boldon box after almost quarter of an hour.

Boldon finally got on the score sheet as Stacey Bonney headed an equaliser through a crowded defence from a long wind-assisted throw.

She notched two more with deflected drives via the unlucky Lyndsey Brown to post a hat-trick either side of half-time, and with Jane Riddell adding a further goal Boldon looked in control at 4-1.

But Lumley were left with a glimmer of hope going into the final quarter as Kristina Minto added her second with a stinging shot which Hayley Evans could not quite cling onto in the Boldon goal.

Boldon's leading scorer Michaela Carter, heavily marked by the leech-like Lumley defence throughout the match, finally broke the shackles to notch her only goal of the game with minutes remaining.

The pick of the goals came from a stinging Emily Seagrove strike to round off the scoring in injury time.

Boldon's Rachel Raine, who missed the game through injury, was given some consolation as she went forward to lift the cup, while Michaela Carter edged out Chloe Bailey for the Player of the Match award.

Earlier Sunderland AFC 24/7 lifted the gloom a little on Wearside beating Marton from Middlesbrough 4-0 in the Under-12s' final.

It was nip and tuck for much of the game with both sides coming close in a scoreless first half.

But once Holly Taylor broke the deadlock in the third quarter SAFC 24/7 took command and there were further goals from Lauren Ramshaw, Jade Clark and her twin sister Jessica in the closing stages to complete a slightly lop-sided 4-0 result.