Josh Lincoln’s superb hat-trick paved the way for Easington Welfare to win a seven-goal First Division thriller 4-3 against leaders South Hetton Cricket Club.
Sub Adam Bates also weighed in, while Alan Curl, Damien Hope and Liam Watson were all on target for the cricketers.
Easington HMS Victory got back into winning ways when goals from Ryan Douglas, Jack Garside, Gary Spalding and Michael Stuart set up a 4-1 win against Trimdon Colliery Royal Albion, with Paul Wilkinson responding.
Dale Harker starred for Victory, Aaron Brown for Trimdon.
Two goals apiece from Michael Lee and Jonathan Maxwell, along with a strike from Simon Hall, saw Wingate Grange comfortably saw off bottom side Horden Cricket Club 5-1.
Sub Craig Griffiths struck for Horden, whose star man was David Allen. Steven Brown shone for Grange.
Second-top Hetton Social were held to a 0-0 draw by lowly FC Peterlee Moorcock, with chances at both ends. Jack Brannigan starred for Hetton.
Horden CW Supporters Club squeezed home 6-4 against bottom club Easington Lane WMC in a memorable Premier Division clash.
The weather relented a little, allowing 12 matches in league and cup to get the green light, the best figure since November.
Substitute Jonathan Monaghan was the Horden hero, firing a brilliant hat-trick to support goals from Robert Taylor, Jack Pounder and Kieran Thompson.
John Purvis, Jordan Garside, star man Kevin Wear and Kyle Scott all notched for Lane.
Goals from Kyle Bell, Robbie Bird and man of the match Nathan Burrell kept Dawdon Welfare Park six points clear at the top with a comfortable 3-0 derby win against Seaham The George, whose star man was Martin Cullen.
Shotton Comrades won 2-1 at Thornley Harrys Bar. Comrades led with a cracking Paul Cudlip effort, however a defensive error allowed Kyle Middleton to level.
Lee Smith fired the winner after the keeper dropped a cross.
Andrew Ebdale shone in Comrades’ goal, with Craig Tupling best for Thornley.
Second-bottom Easington CIU stayed in trouble after being held to a 2-2 draw by Murton Park View.
Rob Huntley and Simon Todd struck for CIU, with Karl Garside and star man Carl Thomas replying.
John Ritson and Michael Bayles were both on target for Peterlee Central Club as they defeated Haswell Oddfellows Arms 2-0 to move off the bottom of Division Two.
Rob Hutchinson starred for Central in their first league win, with Carl Stephenson best for Oddfellows.
Acre Rigg Social had Stuart Coxon sent off as they went down 3-1 to promotion-chasing Seaham Marlborough.
Chris Dormand, Sean Rollin and substitute Andy Black struck for Marlborough, with Chris Collings man of the match. Scott Jackson netted in vain for Rigg.
Peterlee Oaklands reached the semi-finals of the Second Division League Cup when they got the better of Peterlee Hearts, winning a close match 3-2.
Jordan Stephenson, Karl Arkwright and Phil Robinson produced the crucial goals, with Dave Kember and Josh Anderson on target for Hearts, who had keeper and star man Paul Griffiths sent off.
Liam Owen stood out for Oaklands.
Peterlee Helford United showed their superiority when they reached the fourth round of the Tommy Burrell Memorial Cup after beating First Division outfit Easington Southside 4-2 .
Star man Stephen Bentley’s clinical hat-trick and an effort from Gary Shaw did the damage, with Matt Billyard and Darren Massam replying. Jamie Stott shone for Southside.