RYHOPE CW had a score to settle when they visited Stockton Town in the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup.
The Teessiders recently became one of only two sides to deny Martin Swales’ team victory, but they never looked like replicating the performance when the teams met again on Saturday.
A sixth-minute goal by Greg Swansbury gave the Wearsiders the perfect start and Stockton’s woes worsened on 25 minutes when Jair da Silva was sent off.
Ryhope took advantage and a brace of goals in seven second half minutes ended Stockton’s hopes.
Mark Catchside completed a comprehensive victory with a direct free kick from 25 yards.
Boldon CA went through in the South Tyneside derby at Jarrow.
Shaun Heads drove home on 15 minutes and before the interval Keith Thompson doubled Boldon’s lead with a volley from the edge of the penalty area.
Peter Kane threw Jarrow a lifeline with his 75th-minute strike which took a deflection past goalkeeper Jak Wells, but Boldon held on.
Bottom-of-the-table Coxhoe Athletic defended their goal until the 55th minute in the Sunderland Shipowners’ Cup tie at Annfield Plain, who won at a canter once they got their noses in front.
Colin Snailham broke the deadlock and further goals flowed from Mark Patterson and Kai Hewitson.
In the League, Sunderland West End just pipped Silksworth Rangers in the Wearside derby.
Dave Keighley gave them an early lead which was doubled by Gavin Dorward after half an hour.
With 20 minutes remaining, John Turvey cut the deficit, but Rangers were unable to produce an equaliser and remain second from bottom.
Peterlee Town maintained their recent improvement, holding fourth-top Darlington Cleveland Bridge to a share of the points.
Phil Caley was an early marksman for the hosts, but the Newtowners went in ahead courtesy of Robert Huntley and Lee Wright.
Caley was then the provider for Michael Carter to restore parity with his 65th-minute header past goalkeeper Russell Blenkinsop.
Willington’s winning sequence was surprisingly ended by Gateshead Leam Rangers, whose matchwinners were Robert Allen and Nicky Weston after Michael Yorke had given the lead to Willington, who enjoy a one-point advantage at the top of the table.
Despite scoring three times through Craig Hutchinson (2) and Tony Goddard, Hartlepool crashed to a 7-3 defeat at Cleator Moor Celtic, whose marksmen were Ryan Hall (3), Michael Dickinson (3) and Dean Rodgers.
Prudhoe Town continued their climb up the table and are now in the top half following victory at Wolviston, with strikes from Chris Winn (2) and Lee Bent.
Martin Woodhouse scored twice for the home side.