The game began at a blistering pace with both 'keepers pulling off some terrific saves throughout the first fifteen minutes. The game came to life in the 28th minute when a corner flick on was well put away by Charlie Salicki in a crowded box. On 34 minutes Sam Hogg, in goal for Horden, made a fine save, tipping the ball onto the bar to keep the slender lead. Four minutes later an excellent break when a clever run down the left caught the Masons defence flat footed allowing Craig Harbord a free pass to Robert Taylor to finish well at the 'keepers near post - Half time 0=2
The home side were soon level with Horden conceding on 50 and 56 minutes. James Connor was subbed for Martin Fowler and this time Salicki became the provider for Jack Pounder to head home on 68 minutes. The visitors extended their lead two minutes later when a fine free kick from Taylor was only parried and Salicki was first to react, slotting the ball home on his second effort. Christopher Wright was introduced for Michael Heckles but almost immediately, on 75 minutes, Horden conceded for 4-3. Again both teams had cause to fight for another goal. Fortunately it went in the Supporters favour. On 82 minutes another fine through ball from Harbord enabled Wright to beat the offside trap and round the 'keeper to slot home Horden's fifth. Two more fine saves by Hogg kept Horden in front in this great County Cup duel.
Match report by Bobby Bowes
REPORT FROM CASTLE WETHERELL
Middlestone Moor Mason's Arms FC 3
Horden Supporters FC 5
Horden travelled to Spennymoor for this county cup game and came away with an excellent win. On a very poor pitch it was Horden who started the brightest and were rewarded when Charlie Salicki slammed home a loose ball before the break they doubled their lead when a through ball from Craig Harbord found Robert Renwick who slotted it past the keeper. The home team started the 2nd half brightly and we're soon level with 2 quick goals but again Horden came on strong and scored another 3 goals from Charlie Salicki Jack Pounder and Chrissy Wright the masons arms did get get another but it was Horden who held on for the win. This was a brilliant team performance from Horden against a very good side.
Charlie Salicki 2
Man of the match