McDermont celebrates conceding no more than five goals after the game.

Charlie’s third hat-trick in as many games and Titch’s “dummy” goal!

A much changed line-up saw Sassco take on Sunderland Deaf Football Club at their new venue, Sandhill Centre.

Only Craig Charlton, Ray Stoker, Davinder Sangha and Chris Dixon remained from the last game, but it didn’t seem to affect the side as Sassco dominated. A breakaway goal saw DFC score, but soon after, Sean Brook, bundled over in the box, dispatched the penalty, despite trying to hit the ‘keeper.

Soon after, Stoker centred for Charlie to nod in. Charlie eventually cemented his name in Sassco folklore by scoring three goals, something he’s done in the last three games. The “Miracle Midget”, Titch Conlin was causing a stir and got his just rewards with two second half goals, including one of the best dummies seen since Pelé’s 1970 effort. Pelé was shite, though. He missed and Titch didn’t.

Sassco couldn’t keep a lead. Not surprising, as we had McDermont between the sticks in the first half and Muers later on in the second. McDermont was a disgrace. Not for failing to pick up his marker, but failing to put a pair of white shorts and socks on when out. However, Muers was to blame for their equalising goal in the 99th minute, as he was fannying about and didn’t punch it clear.

All-in-all, a good day out. It was a threadbare squad. Thanks to Sean Brook, Stephen Conlin, Jase Robson for making a debut appearance in the post-competitive Sassco era. And thanks to Muers, Mulvaney, Stoker, Charlton, Macca and Dixon for still deciding to show up.