SILKSWORTH Rangers at last had something to celebrate at the weekend.
Victory at Kirkbymoorside was only their fourth of the season and improved the Wearsiders’ chances of avoiding the wooden spoon in the Wearside League.
Gary Tyzack fired them in front but almost immediately Rob McDirmid levelled with a fine solo effort.
The Yorkshiremen then gained the advantage courtesy of Jack Chadwick but Rangers battled back and following Tyzack’s equaliser, Paul Muir headed in the winner eight minutes from time.
It just gets better and better for Sunderland West End, who made it 11 wins on the bounce at Wolviston. David Keighley and Neil Maddison (2) had them comfortably in front and it was not until the last minute that Chris Moore claimed a consolation for the hosts.
West End are now firmly established in the top six.
Peterlee Town went nap at Annfield Plain, who managed only two goals from Alan Robinson and Colin Snailham.
A brace from Ashley Davis and one goal by Adam Croft had the Newtowners firmly in control at the halfway stage and after the break, Andrew Morris also scored twice.
Redcar Athletic have an eight-point lead at the top of the table following victory over Gateshead Leam Rangers with strikes from James Kesterton (2) and Stuart Poulter.
Ryhope CW were without a fixture and remain second with four games in hand on their chief rivals for the championship.
Stockton Town are third and late strikes from Stephen Roberts and David Johnson proved pivotal at Hartlepool.
Brian Johnson scored direct with a free kick on 22 minutes for Jarrow but Prudhoe Town were in with a chance until Andrew Wilkinson broke clear and scored the home side’s second goal only minutes before the end.
Willington beat Darlington Cleveland Bridge 3-2, while Coxhoe Athletic have a lot to do if they are to avoid finishing bottom, after losing for the 23rd time in 26 games, going down to Boldon CA, whose matchwinners were Shaun Reay and David Hopper.