Prolific Washington Sandpiper marksman Gary Allison grabbed a memorable five-goal haul to inspire a 9-2 First Division win at home to Pelton Crown.
Prolific Washington Sandpiper marksman Gary Allison grabbed a memorable five-goal haul to inspire a 9-2 Sunderland & District Mill View SC Over-40s League First Division win at home to Pelton Crown.
Washington got off to a good start when Andy Lumsden curled in from the edge of the box, but Derek Willis quickly equalised.
Allison then took command, firing a rapid hat-trick to put Washington 4-1 up at half-time.
Two goals apiece from Bowes and Allison, and a Keith Gamble strike, made it nine for the second week running for Sandpiper.
Moxon got a consolation for Pelton.
Easington CIU beat Grindon Broadway 2-1.
The hosts started slowly and Grindon took the lead after 16 minutes, capitalising on some sloppy defending, and remained in front at the interval.
CIU picked up after the break and, in the 53rd minute, equalised from the penalty spot after Steve Adair was brought down by the keeper. He picked himself up to despatch the spot kick.
Grindon should have regained the lead, but they hit the post when it was easier to score and Easington made them pay for that miss when they hit a late winner when Adair chipped the keeper after good work by David Banks.
Graeme Langthorne, Micky Burdess and Tommy Garside stood out for CIU.
Wearmouth CW stayed top, ahead of Heaton Stannington on goal difference, after winning 3-1 at Ferryhill Greyhound.
Dubmire are bottom following their 3-0 defeat at home to Hartlepool Gillen Arms, with Nicky Lloyd firing a hat-trick.
Penshaw Catholic Club secured a welcome second win of the season, edging home 1-0 against Billingham Swan in the Premier Division.
Red House WMC are up to third on the back of a 3-2 victory over Tudhoe Black Horse.
Ryhope Foresters also climbed above Tudhoe after outgunning Steels King Bros 4-1 in their Sunderland derby.
In Division Two, Hylton CW were deposed as leaders after crashing 4-0 at home to Blakelaw SC.
Mill View SC lost 3-0 to visitors South Shields Catholic Club, and Peterlee Helford endured an even worse defeat, thrashed 6-0 at home by Thornley Celtic.
Seaham, 6-3 victors at North Shields Pineapple, are a point off top spot, while Horden Sportsmans sit joint third following a 2-0 home triumph over Cobblers Hall.
Willow Pond climbed off the bottom of Division Three thanks to a hard-earned 2-1 home success against Wallsend Winstons.
The Tynesiders took the lead when Arnott rode a tackle on halfway, advanced on goal and drew three defenders towards him before passing along the ground to Nylander, who slipped the ball past the keeper and inside the post.
Willow levelled 10 minutes from the end with a well executed and unstoppable shot on the volley from outside the area, then, in the dying stages, the Wearsiders secured victory when they converted a penalty that was awarded for a handball offence by Perrie, the shot going in off the post.
The Philadelphia and Woodhorn Lane drew 0-0.
Phili started quickly, getting into their stride and putting the pressure on the visitors, but Woodhorn held out and went close themselves when keeper Brian Teasdale produced a superb save after Andrew Bainbridge deflected a goal bound shot.
Phili were denied by a series of fine stops, with a point blank diving header from Mark Nixon kept out for the save of the match.
Blue House sit in second place thanks to a 3-0 win over Boldon Colliery Tavern, staying a point behind Wingate Cons, who won 3-2 at Oddies.
Rolls-Royce are up to seventh after beating Washington JFC Biddick Inn 3-0.
Durham County Strollers crushed Hartlepool Vets 6-1, after storming three goals up in 20 minutes, to rise to third place in Division Four.
Ivy Legends endured a 4-0 defeat at joint leaders New Marske Sports Club, whose perfect run of seven wins was matched by Newcastle East End, following their 4-1 win over Billingham Vets.
Colonel Prior are second-bottom, after losing 6-1 at Heighington Bay Horse/
Oddfellows Arms secured only their second point of the season, drawing 3-3 with neighbours Wearmouth Old Boys.