ASHBROOKE Belford House were hit for six by Richmond Town in last night’s Wearside League game at Silksworth, writes MALCOLM PRATT.
Adam Taylor and Kallum Holbrook each bagged braces, with Shaun Radford and Tom Keegan also beating home goalkeeper Brett Wilson.
Belford’s best scoring opportunity came when they were awarded a penalty, but Richmond keeper Adam Cunningham saved Lee Andrews’ spot-kick.
Sunderland West End also suffered a heavy defeat, going down 3-0 to second-top Stockton Town at Houghton.
Tony Johnson bagged a first-half opener, but it wasn’t until the 68th minute that Craig Lake struck the second decisive goal.
Just before the end, Michael Arthur made it three. West End had an opportunity, but Adam McQuillan could not beat experienced Stockton goalkeeper Adrian Swan.
Peterlee Town’s successful run was ended by Jarrow, who clinched victory with a Ryan Burton strike two minutes before the interval.
Easington Colliery also went down 1-0 at Prudhoe Town, for whom Tommy Shaw lobbed goalkeeper Matthew Barron 15 minutes from the end.
Leaders Willington made it 10 wins on the bounce, defeating Kirkbymoorside 2-0 with goals either side of half-time from Adam Pinkney and Chris Hardy.
Boldon CA left it late before seeing off a strong challenge by bottom-of-the-table Wolviston 1-0. Five minutes from time Adam Sharp headed into the top of the net.
There were goals galore at Harton and Westoe, who beat Leam Rangers 5-4.
Leam took a seventh-minute lead with Anthony Brewis’s penalty, but, by the interval, Harton were 5-1 up through Peter Henderson (2), Shaun Flood (2) and Liam Clarke. Leam battled back through Joe Adam (2) and Leon Kane.
Tommy Clarke’s first-half effort secured victory for Annfield Plain at Darlington Cleveland Bridge.