NEWLY promoted Rutherford found out how tough life can be in the first division of the Tyneside Sunday League when they came up against former champions Wallsend Labour.
Labour’s new signing Mick McMullen proved his worth with four goals. There were hat-tricks each for Jimmy Anderson and Chris Arnott.
Kevin Hughes, Gary Farrage and Michael Scatchard all grabbed a goal each.
And if four goals was not enough, McMullen also got the man of the match award.