WHITEHILL showed no mercy in a 13-0 demolition of Ferryhill Town to rise into the top 10.
Ferryhill, suffering a 19th defeat in 23 games, fell behind on eight minutes when Dan Addison struck, and their misery continued throughout a one-sided clash.
It was 6-0 by half-time, and seven more goals followed in the second half.
Addison ended up with a four-goal haul, including a fine strike from a cross by man of the match Scott Hope.
Cameron Nichol struck a 20-yarder among his hat-trick, while Matthew Smith, Stephen Wood and Michael Graver all struck twice.
Ferryhill, creditably, kept fighting and were unlucky not to score when home keeper Jack Taylor was forced into a great save and their effort from the rebound hit the post.
Coundon & Leeholme ran the show from start to finish as they overwhelmed never-say-die Brandon United Reserves 10-0.
Chris Howe made the breakthrough in the 13th minute and there was no way back for United, for whom keeper Keiran Russell made a series of outstanding saves, and kept out a penalty for good measure.
Mark Wood and Steven Johnson both ended up with hat-tricks, while Darren Simpson (2) and UIan Maddison completed the rout.
Ben Collinson starred for Coundon.
Horsley Hill ran out 4-0 winners away to Shildon Reserves, but were flattered by the margin of victory.
The Railwaymen gifted the first two goals but got their act together and put the South Tynesiders under the cosh, only to be kept at bay by some fine defending.
A disallowed goal from Philip Hayes summed up Shildon’s day and two goals in the last three minutes shattered the home team.
Daniel Symington, Andrew Taylor and two-goal sub Adam Sharp gave Horsley the points. Jack Carr starred for Shildon.
Bishop Auckland Reserves climbed to sixth place thanks to an impressive 3-1 victory over fifth-top Sedgefield NetPark.
Lewis Dunn fired an early opener after good work from Jordan Maughan, then Bobby Gibson rattled the bar from a free-kick.
But Sedgefield levelled from the spot, Brian Fairhurst converting a penalty after a foul by Thomas Iley.
Bishops regained the lead when Maughan did well again, setting up Dunn for a tap-in, then Dunn completed his hat-trick, rounding keeper Shaun Forrest to score.
Michael Owens was outstanding in Bishops’ defence, with Lee Butterworth best for NetPark.
Sherburn Village WMC succumbed to a 3-0 home defeat to unbeaten table-toppers Wallsend Town in the Clem Smith Bowl third round.
After a bright start by both teams, Wallsend made the breakthrough with a looping header from Chris Garwood.
It was 2-0 when a corner deflected in off prolific marksman Derek Graham, who added a third after a fine piece of work from the visitors.
It was a fourth defeat out of four in 2015 for battling Sherburn, whose star man was Joe Simpson. Nicky Marley went closest to scoring, forcing a great save out of Ryan Beckham from Scott Arnott’s cross, while Peter Ryder fired a cracker just over the bar.
In midweek, Whitehill romped a 7-2 win at Birtley, with Craig Mickle’s treble backed by Cameron Nichol, Nick Mitchinson, Matthew Smith and David Henderson.
Shildon Reserves won 5-1 at Brandon United Reserves, with Chris Boyle responding to strikes from Joe Kerry (2), Jack Carr, James Huntley and David Vincent.