BARRY WOOD was the star of the show as Grange Villa WMC hit South Moor Sports for six to lift themselves up into third position.

Sharpshooter Woods struck five goals in an emphatic 6-1 win to take his tally to 32 for the season. Ian Pinchen scored the other Villa goal while the recently rejuvenated Moor managed only a consolation strike from David Craig.

Felling Mulberry played host to leaders Garden Farm in the League Cup and were on the wrong end of a 6-0 mauling. The trio of Graham Cook, Peter Bell and Russell Bell all bagged a couple of goals each.

In the Durham Hospitals cup semi final, it all went wrong for Stanley RAFA who went to Pelton RAOB and were crushed 10-1 who booked their first ever final place against Ferryhill Surtees. Tony Healer (3), Alan Clarke (2), Shaun Mansfield (2), Ryan Drummond, Alan Forsyth and Keith Gamble hit the back of the net for Pelton with the RAFA's consolation coming from Richard Elliott. The final will be played at South Moor sports ground on a date still to be arranged in May.

Consett Sunday League

Dipton Bird Inn greatly boosted their hopes of the Third Division championship after a crucial win in their top of the table showdown at league leaders and local rivals the Plainsman. It was a solitary Neil Harmer goal that settled the issue to move the Bird Inn to win two points of the Plainsman and importantly for Dipton, they have also played three games fewer.

Andy Maddison hit four goals and Graham Baldridge a hat-trick as the Freemasons beat the Miners Arms 9-1 while John Shaw scored a hat-trick in a double figures win for Delves United at the Smelters.

Chris Dawson scored twice to earn the Prince of Wales a 2-2 draw at the Scotch Arms while Hat & Feather and the Horse & Groom shared eight goals.

Lanchester remain on promotion course in Division Two after recording a 5-0 derby win over ailing Burnhope with doubles from Stephen Bell and Kevin Russell along with a John Jackson goal.

The Cricketers were held 2-2 at home to Black Horse in their match. AK Leisure made up their outstanding game on Division One leaders Stateside when Colin Wheatley and Stephen Rowe both scored twice in a 6-3 win at Craghead - but still trail the leaders by four points. Glenn Ferry and Ivan Moxon goals earned Towneley Arms a 2-2 draw at the Golden Lion who replied through Mark Turner and John Berry.

Mar French's double and a Gary Kay strike saw Annfield Plain Cricket Club to a 3-0 win at the Highwayman while Gavin Courtney scored twice in a 4-1 Blackhall Mill win at Blackhill Comrades.

Division Two leaders Stanley Central were well beaten at home 5-2 by the First Division top guns Stateside in the Stanley Aged Miners Cup while goals from John Nelson and Stephen Newton were unable to save Bute Arms from a 4-2 exit at home to Witton Gilbert.