Sherburn Lambton Arms progressed into the semi-finals of the Durham Football Association Sunday Cup for the first time in their history.

The Lambton, promoted into the Premier Division this season, easily disposed of visitors South Shields D2M 2-1. The scoreline did not reflect the amount of possession that Lambton had during the game. Lambton's first goal came from a low cross into the box from Anthony Simpson, that was met superbly by man of the match Graham Best to fire an unstoppable shot. The second was scored by Martin Clough who avoided two tackles to fire home a good solo effort. Lambton dominated but were unable to convert the many chances they created. South Shields scored a consolation goal in the 89th minute when one of their players was fouled in the box, and the resulting penalty was converted.

In the league, goals from Steve Sailisbury, Martin Bowes and Liam Parsons gave Fishburn Wmc a well-deserved win over leaders Meadowfield Brancepeth Castle 3-1, Chris Baxter replying.

Burnmoor Cricket Club were 4-2 home winners over Fatfield North Biddick.

In the First Division the only game played due to Cup fixtures saw Washington Sports win 4-3 at home to Bowburn Cooperage. In the Third Division a hat-trick from Paul Robson plus one each from Andy Nixon and Kurt Burliegh gave Ferryhill Wmc a 5-1 home win over the Honest Boy. In the Fourth Division Bearpark Wmc were 2-1 home winners against Burnmoor Dun Cow.

In the League's Racing Promotions Trophy Newton Aycliffe Wmc were 5-2 home winners against Langley Park Wmc, two each for Andy Ryder, and Billy Swinburn and one from Lee Redhead.

The Durham City Afc Trophy saw Chilton Wmc win 4-1 at home to the Jovial Monk and Witton Gilbert Wmc win 8-1 against visitors Sunderland Lakeside. In the Durham Driveways Trophy Washington Dunlop were easy winners 7-1 against visitors Durham City Wmc.

In the Stepys's Coaches League Cup their were wins for Byers Green Wmc over Durham Bede Lodge, Belmont Sportsmans Arms were 4-1 winners at the Coach and Eight, Ushaw Moor Cricket Club won 2-1 at the Brittania, Admiral Heating were also 2-1 winners at the Gilesgate Moor Hotel, Sedgefield St Edmunds had a fine 7-0 win at Kelloe Wmc, while Sacriston wmC were 4-1 home winners over The Bay Horse and Lambton Village won 6-1 at Waterhouses.

* The Stepy's Coaches Durham Sunday Football League are well represented in the semi-finals of the County Sunday Cup Competition. In the draw Hetton Lyons Cricket Club are at home to Hartlepool Lion Hillcarter, and in the other semi-final Sherburn Lambton Arms travel to the winners of the delayed quarter-final between Humbledon Plains Farm and Houghton Glendale. Should the Glendale win at Humbledon then this would produce an all-Stepy's Coaches semi-final Tie. The Games to be played on Sunday, February 23, 10.30am.