STEPHEN Donkin had a day to remember, hitting five goals as Dubmire WMC revelled in a 9-4 Second Division triumph at battling bottom club Burnmoor JFC.
Donkin’s salvo was backed by Elsdon Thompson and three-goal sub James Gardiner.
Matthew Agar and sub Steven MacDonald steered Waldridge Park home 2-1 at Bishop Middleham, with David Redfearn replying.
Langley Park Rams Head had Michael Barker’s hat-trick as the centrepiece of their 5-2 win over New Brancepeth WMC. Kelvyn Scorer and Simon Moralee also notched, with Anthony Bussey and Ricky Box replying.
Graeme Brenkley and Andrew Marshall netted as West Rainton won 2-0 at Sedgefield SC, while two-goal Mark Hughes and Lee Walker struck in Durham County Seniors’ 3-1 triumph at Washington Honest Boy.
Houghton saw their lead at the top of Division Four cut to four points as second-placed visitors Durham County ran out stunning 6-1 winners.
Joe Kerry, Melvin Bell, Alex Hird, Stanley Ogunsuyi, Connor Turnbull and Alex Graham all notched for County, with Chris Brown starring.
Sub Michael Carroll struck for Houghton, who had Adam O’Neil and Levi Scott sent off.
Newton Hall Jovial Monk edged a 4-3 win over Durham Federation, who fought well and were just denied a first point.
Ben Pearson (2) and Callum Adamson scored for Federation, but David Wile (2), Joad Alattraqchi and Russell Harris gave Monk the edge.
Tom Wray (2), Dan Johnson, David Walsh and Ryan Johnson steered Chester Garden Farm home 5-1 at Witton Gilbert Travellers Rest, for whom David Calcutt netted.
Washington Jays won 2-0 at High Shincliffe Avenue, whose star man was keeper Simon Coultas.
Bede Lodge SC cruised to a 4-0 Third Division win at Belmont The Shoes, with Daniel Mann’s brilliant hat-trick supported by a Chris Boyle strike.
Washington Cricket Club shared the goals around in a 5-0 demolition of Ferryhill Community Hub. Philip Clarke, Taylor Hughes, Philip Ingram, Sam Ingram and Kyle Dinsdale all netted.
Hetton New Inn walloped Esh Winning Cricket Club 5-1, with Dean Taylor firing the consolation.
Craig Portsmouth and Scott Irwin were the respective star men as Pittington and Lumley drew 0-0.
Chester Red Lion rocked high-flying neighbours Chester Britannia with a 4-2 derby success in Division One.
Richard Beggs, Dean Stephenson, Michael Jones and star man Allen Robson claimed the crucial goals, with Chris Youldon firing both replies. Brit had Scott Hope sent off.
Ushaw Moor Cricket Club pipped Sacriston WMC 1-0, thanks to a strike from Andrew Smith.
Michael Abson starred. Ferryhill Dynamoes, with Reece Marshall star man, drew 0-0 with Pelaw Grange Dogs.
Hilda Park outgunned bottom club Coxhoe WMC 4-2 in the Premier Division, with Dan Purvis and Jack Carr responding to efforts from Chris Watson, Chris Cuthbertson, Chris Dawson and Jamie Gordon.
John Winter and Dan Cummings earned Sherburn Village a hard-earned 2-2 draw at East Rainton.