Hall Farm Glasshus strengthened their title push with a convincing 4-1 win in midweek.
Bishop Auckland Reserves were put to the sword by two-goal star man Callum Hope, backed by efforts from Chris Bewick and Lee Pearce.
That took Hall Farm five points clear of closest challengers Wheatley Hill WMC, with only three games to play.
Hall Farm also proved too strong for Billingham in their League Challenge Cup Group One tie.
Chris Bewick and Liam Wooton fired doubles to inspire the Sunderland side to a 7-1 away victory, while Dean Smith, Lee Pearce and Martin Hope also got in on the act.
Richard Tim stood out for Hall Farm, who top the section with two wins out of two. They visit second-top Durham City Reserves, who have won their only tie so far, on Saturday, with the home return to follow on Wednesday.
Shaun Laverick notched for Billingham, with Stuart Hawksby star man.
Bishop Auckland Reserves edged home 2-1 against Wheatley Hill WMC to move top in Group Two.
Ashley Gill and Reed Molloy were their marksmen. and Liam Woodfine man of the match.
Lee Westgarth bagged Wheatley’s consolation, while David Jackson was their top performer.
With three games played, Wheatley are on six points, one behind Bishops.
Doubles from Andrew Campion and Paul Bailes helped West Auckland Tunns pick up a point in a 4-4 thriller away to Blackhill & Ebchester.
Richard Parkin (2), Daniel McDonough and Kevin Regan hit the home responses, with Liam Radbourne star man. Jamie Whitworth shone for Tunns.
Hall Farm Glasshus’s Durham County Minor Cup final clash with Shildon Railway has been confirmed as a 7.15pm kick-off at Eppleton CW on Friday, April 7.