Murton Park View had striker Dave Gordon to thank for their climb up to fourth place in the Premier Division.
He banged home four goals in their 5-1 at Easington CIU, their other marksman being Ryan Martin, while Scott Thompson hit CIU’s consolation.
The defeat leaves CIU one of four clubs with just three points this season, alongside Easington Lane WMC, Hetton The Tuns and Thornley Harrys Bar.
Tuns secured their first win in style, hammering Thornley Harrys Bar 8-1.
A hat-trick from Chris Hughes, along with two goals apiece from Matthew Jackson and Phil Barnfather, plus an effort from Steve Ashman, did the damage, with Dave Summerson responding.
Murton New Heseldon move up to fourth in Division Two after Dave Parry’s brace inspired a hard-fought 3-2 success against Acre Rigg SC.
Parry, though, turned from hero to villain after being sent off following a scuffle with Steve Beaton, who also saw red.
Paul Hossack also notched for Hesledon, with Chris Collings and Steve Jackson replying.
In the only First Division game, goals from Wayne Ruecroft and Dean Armstrong steered Trimdon Colliery Royal Albion home 2-0 against Wingate Grange.
Two John & Pat McManus Memorial Cup third round matches got the go-ahead, with Shotton Builders Warehouse and much-improved Horden Cricket Club reaching the last eight.
A superb Liam Beeston hat-trick, along with efforts from Karl Garside and Philip Hickman, guided Builders Warehouse to a 5-3 victory over Easington Welfare, who had Tom Williams, Joe Taboun and Andrew Cook on target.
Horden Cricket revelled in a double from substitute Lewis Calvert as they won 2-0 at Hetton Social Club, whose star man was Karl Powney. Reece Brymer shone for Horden.
First Division Peterlee Catholic Club had their work cut out before defeating Second Division promotion hopefuls Wingate Plough Inn in the Tommy Burrell Memorial Cup second round. Shane O’Brien grabbed the only goal.
Premier outfit Easington Lane WMC needed extra time before coming out on top 3-2 against First Division battlers Easington HMS Victory.
Two-goal sub Callum Haswell and John Quarmby came up trumps for Lane, with Michael Stuart and Gary Spalding replying.
Elliott Woods starred for Lane.
NSCC reached the semi-final of the George Ivey Memorial Cup, pipping Seaham Marlborough 6-5 on penalties after a tight 2-2 derby draw.
Gary Maratty and Jonathan Roberts bagged NSCC’s goals, with Connor Patterson and Chris Blaney replying. Jack Moorhead and Andy Johnston were the respective star men.
Five league clubs were scheduled to be playing in the first round proper of the Durham County Sunday Cup, however three matches were postponed because of waterlogged pitches.
Damien Hope was on target for South Hetton Cricket Club in their 2-1 defeat at home to Washington Sandpiper, while goals from Marc Ruddock and Michael Wilson were not enough for Seaham The George as they lost a close encounter 3-2 against Sunderland side The Ashbrooke.
Peterlee Helford United, at home to Jolly Potters, Dawdon Welfare Park, who host Wrekenton Stormont Main, and Horden CW Supporters Club, welcoming Shildon Supporters, will try again this weekend.