Luke Molyneux scored a hat-trick as Sunderland Under-23s thumped Annfield Plain 11-0 in the preliminary round of the Durham County Challenge Cup.
Elliott Dickman’s side sealed their place in the first round with a commanding performance at Eppleton Colliery Welfare, in Hetton.
Sunderland’s young charges took the lead after less than a minute, just 34 seconds were on the clock when former Monaco youngster Williams Kokolo netted with a cool finish, his first for the club.
It only took Dickman’s side five minutes to add a second, Chris Allan finding space inside the penalty area before finishing well.
Allan hit the crossbar from 25-yards before Sunderland added a third 26 minutes in, effectively sealing the tie through full-back Josh Robson.
Sunderland went into the break with a…
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