Third-top Hetton Social Club eased to a convincing 4-1 First Division victory over Easington Welfare, who had Jay Jobson on target.
Adam Barrass’s well-taken double led Hetton home, with sub Andrew Gelson and John Brown also netting. Karl Powney starred for Social, with Andrew Cook best for the visitors.
Shotton Builders Warehouse pressed their claim for promotion, moving top of the table on goal difference after an 8-1 drubbing of Horden Cricket Club.
Liam Beeston’s hat -trick and a Karl Garside brace stole the show, backed by efforts from Rory Armstrong, Bradley Beeston and Warren French. Lewis Calvert notched for bottom club Horden, whose star man was keeper Kieron Gething.
Seaham Marlborough sprang a surprise in Division Two, handing out a 5-0 derby beating to table-topping NSCC.
Braces from Chris Dormand and Connor Patterson led the way, with sub Adam Hepple also on target. Andy Johnston was man of the match, while Lee Elliott was NSCC’s top performer.
Victory took Marlborough into second place, four points behind with two games in hand.
Dave Kember’s strike was by no means enough for Peterlee Hearts, who crashed to a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Hetton Fox and Hounds.
Star man Connor Carr netted a decisive hat-trick for Hetton, with Matthew Price grabbing the other two. Anthony Hall was Hearts’ star.
Anthony Cairns fired a brace for Peterlee Central Club in their close-fought 2-2 draw against New Seaham Mallard, for whom Ethan McGhin and Ross Workman struck. Graham Murden stood out for Mallard, with Ryan Lamb best for Central.
The only Premier Division game saw much-improved Hetton The Tuns edge home 2-1 against Seaham The George, moving above their opponents on goal difference. Star man Scott Henderson and Steven Ashman struck for Tuns, with Dan McEwan replying. Marc Ruddick shone for George.
Murton Park View had their work cut out before beating Easington Lane WMC 2-1 to reach the third round of the John & Pat McManus Memorial Cup.
Martyn Brown and Martyn Blenkinsopp did the damage, with Kevin Woods on target for Lane, whose star man was Davey Gordon. Matty Weirs shone for Murton.
Thornley Harrys Bar squeezed past Peterlee Catholic Club 4-3 in the third round, thanks to goals from Lee Westgarth, Kyle Middleton, Will Carr and sub John Davies. Shane O’Brien, Alan Smith and Martin Peace responded.
Dave Parry and Steve Goddard netted for Murton New Hesledon, however they went out 5-2 to South Hetton Cricket Club. Star man Mark Hartley bagged a treble for the cricketers, with David Clogg notching twice.
Michael Walton stood out for Hesledon.
Shotton Comrades hammered Haswell Oddfellows Arms 9-1 in the Tommy Burrell Memorial Cup.
Lee Johnson, Adam Whitfield, Chris James and Scott Danks all struck twice, with Lee Smith also netting. Sub Aaron Hetherington grabbed the consolation.
Martin Basley and Andrew Morris netted in vain for Wingate Grange as they made a quick exit in the Cyril Dunn Memorial Cup, losing 4-2 to FC Peterlee Moorcock.