JOE Walton was the star man for Humbledon & Plains Farm as they overcome title rivals Farringdon ISL with ease.
Chris Winn was back among the goals and Mark Davison notched a double, while Jonny Davis fired the final goal in a 4-0 victory to take Plains Farm to the top of the league and put themselves in pole position in the championship race.
They lead Farringdon by a point and have five games left, to their rivals’ four.
The Guide Post gave RCA Grangetown Florists a good game in their own back yard and were unlucky not to come away with all three points.
James Slack scored a brace to get Guide off to a great start. Thompson pulled one back for RCA, but Dan Armstrong extended the lead to 3-clinch a point for Florists.
Ryhope CW local heroes Rogerson and Benson were on hand to overcome a two-goal deficit, deservedly rescuing a precious point in a 2-2 draw with third-top Myers to boost their survival chances. Myers had Sumner and Dugdale on target.
Hylton Castle TWR were thwarted by visitors Sandhills in a close-fought 1-1 draw.
Jordan Monson put Hylton in front, but, late in the second half, Blakelock leveled things for Sandhills, who are battling to beat the drop.
Silksworth Paragon consolidated fourth place with a 2-1 success against SR Dons.
Hopps found the net again with a fine strike, but Dan Emery levelled with a fine goal of his own. The winner was a sublime goal - as a 60-yard pass from Lee Scott found the feet of McMann, who dispatched with ease to sinks Dons, who are not safe from the drop.
Welcome Tavern gave table-topping Vane Arms a bit of a scare, but the home side hit four goals in the final 20 minutes to seal a 5-2 win and inch closer to promotion in Division Two.
McNulty gave Welcome the lead, but Thornton replied. Daz Green came off the bench to restore the visitors’ advantage and they were on top until 20 minutes from time.
Vane’s gaffer made three telling changes as his men took the game by the scruff of the neck. Adam Wasey levelled with a cheeky effort, then midfield duo Ben Stokoe and Rob Thompson both scored to put Vane 4-2 up then it Bobby Bosanko hit a killer fifth.
Hylton Road Carpets Elite kept up their promotion push, beating Willow Pond 3-1.
Hardy hit the first, followed by Billy Harrison’s goal. Julio Arca reduced the deficit with a deft finish, but Elite made sure of the points when Steven Anderson nodded home
Luke Taylor’s double gave Oddies a great start as they outgunned Farringdon Detached 7-2.
Eddy Wood also chipped in with a brace, with Hammond and star man Snowdon also netting. Stevens and South rallied Detached, but Davie hit the seventh to finish the rout.
The Royal Marine drew 3-3 with Pennywell Comrades, with sub Anth Maggiore salvaging a point.
Pennywell took the lead with a Johnson strike, but Atchison and Robinson turned the game around. Glenwright and Jenkins then put Comrades in charge, but Maggiore equallised late on.
Mill View CIU scored four goals but still went down to defeat, with Harbour View lethal in front of goal as they secured a 6-4 success, with Muir among their scorers. Moore and a hat-trick from Alhajeri proved not enough for Mill.
Wear United have seen their relegation from Division Three confirmed despite their mini winning streak continuing with a 2-1 victory at Washington Colliery.
Parkin and Musther got the goals for Wear, with Naisbett replying for Colliery, who must win their final game to avoid being in the bottom two.
Anth Rathbone came up trumps with a brace as an emergency striker as champions Hendon enjoyed a 4-2 victory at The Dolphin.
Carrick hit the next for Hendon before Coomber and Martin replied, then Davis came off the bench to add Hendon’s fourth.
Jolly Potters, still in with a chance of a top-two finish, are enjoying life at the moment, with the influx of new players doing a world of good for them.
Copeland, Wilson and Lewis Cummings scored as Potters edged a 3-2 win at Ryhope Railway Inn, with Whelam and Machin responding.
In the First Division Subsidiary Cup, Henderson’s Butchers have a slender 2-0 advantage against Redhouse Last Orders to take into their semi-final second leg. Carl Old’s double proved decisive.
Stewart was given his marching orders for Redhouse, who have it all to do in the return.
The Stackyard won 5-4 on penalties to knock out The Ashbrooke after winning the second leg 2-1 to level the tie 4-4 on aggregate. Hall and Smith grabbed the important goals for Stackyard, with Taylor responding.
South Hylton Potters won 3-1 at Thorney Close Inn, thanks to Greener and Bussey (2).
The Stumble Inn progressed in the Third Division Subsidiary Cup second round, winning 4-3 on penalties against Washington New Tavern.
Down 2-1 from the first leg, Thubron, Antliff and Dodsworth gave Stumble Inn a 3-2 win in the return to level the aggregate scores, with Harrison and Davies replying.
In the Fourth Division Subsidiary Cup, Ashbrooke Sports Club claimed an 11-0 first-leg demolition of Oddfellows Arms.
Turnbull (2), Teasdale, Brown (2), Ridley (3), Collinson (2) and Atkinson did the damage, while Forrest shone for Oddfellows.
Railway Club and GBSC produced an epic 4-4 thriller.
Brannen, Mustard and a brace from Tyzack gave Railway their draw, with New, Whigham (2) and Houghton replying.
Town End Farm RA again showed their class against the Lansdowne, recording a 4-3 away victory over Tom Smith’s team. Greener and Devlin both scored braces to give Town End the advantage.
New Town embarrassed Jollies with a 13-1 second-leg win to cruise through on aggregate.
Salicki and Holland both plundered hat-tricks, backed by Hennis, Elliott Clark (2), Foster and three subs Thompson, Winlow and Dobinson.