RYHOPE CW went nap against Peterlee Town to maintain a three-point lead over Redcar Athletic at the top of the Wearside League table.
Any hopes Peterlee harboured of causing an upset quickly evaporated.
They conceded an opening goal to John Harrison after just 15 minutes and before the interval they went further behind as Harrison and Nathan O’Neil fired past goalkeeper Andrew Colledge.
Ryhope maintained the offensive during the second period when man-of-the-match O’Neil completed his hat-trick.
Sunderland West End dented the championship hopes of one-time leaders Willington.
Brad Foster gave them a dream start with his fifth-minute strike and early in the second period Stephen Bogie was also on target.
James Fryett made it three and it could have been four, but Willington goalkeeper Andrew Stocks saved a Bogie penalty.
Willington’s Jason White and West End’s Lloyd Conlan were simultaneously sent off in the 25th minute.
At the other end of the table, Silksworth Rangers gained a valuable point at Wolviston, where they led through Leon Symonds before Chris Moore equalised.
Silksworth are second-bottom ahead of Coxhoe Athletic who, after leaking goals against Cleator Moor Celtic to Robbie Fowler and Michael Dickinson inside 25 minutes, hit back through Shaun Laverick, though Celtic held on to win.
Ashbrooke Belford House gained a welcome victory – only their fourth in 18 attempts – when they defeated Annfield Plain at Silksworth.
Dale Wells opened the scoring after an hour and soon afterwards, Paul Robertson celebrated his return from a year out with a brilliantly executed free kick.
Wells had the chance to make it three, but failed from the penalty spot.
After taking a two-goal lead courtesy of Andrew Wilkinson and Grant Pressling, Jarrow were pegged back by Gateshead Leam Rangers.
Andrew Robson (pen) reduced the deficit and Robert Allen levelled, but in the last minute Jarrow clinched victory with a Stephen Stephenson penalty.
Second-top Redcar Athletic hit Prudhoe Town for eight as the goals flowed from James Kesterton (3), Richie Playforth (2), Sam Young, Billy Millington and Lance Skelton. Prudhoe’s only reply from Kevin Robinson was, ironically, the best goal of the nine.
A goal by Shaun Reay was sufficient for Boldon CA in the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup tie against Kirkbymoorside on South Tyneside.