Hetton Fox and Hounds secured only their third win of the season in Division Two, beating New Seaham Mallard 5-2.
On a day when only eight games got the go-ahead in the wet weather, man of the match Matthew Price, Jeffrey Oseni, Michael Browning and a brace from substitute Jack Hopkins led the way for Hetton, with Ethan McGhin and Brendan Yuill responding. Dale Shaw was Mallard’s top man.
Wingate Plough Inn were held to a 3-3 draw by Acre Rigg Celtic, after twice leading by two goals.
Thomas Young, Dan Gorton and Joe Coulson were on target for Plough, but Chris Collings and substitutes Tudor Marcu and Chris Anderson earned battling Rigg their share of the spoils. Craig Tweddle shone for Rigg.
Carl Winstanley and Dave Kember netted in vain for Peterlee Hearts, who went down 5-2 to leaders Seaham Marlborough, whose goals came from Tony Little, Reece Huntley, Liam Gill, Chris Blaney and Adam Hepple.
Two Scott French strikes and an effort from Billy Dolan were not enought for Haswell Oddfellows Arms, who went down 5-3 to Peterlee Oaklands.
South Hetton Cricket Club climbed into second place in the First Division after a convincing 6-2 win against Trimdon Colliery Royal Albion.
Substitute Alan Curl (2), Liam Watson, Liam Houghton, Matthew Johnson and Graham Hall inspired the cricketers, with Wayne Ruecroft and Paul Wilkinson replying.
Easington Welfare missed the chance to move into the top four when they lost 2-1 to ever-improving Hetton Social Karl Powney and Adam Barrass did the damage for Hetton, who moved into third place, with Darren Major responding.
In the Premier Division, an effort from Ryan Martin was not enough to salvage anything for Murton Park View, who lost 2-1 to leaders Dawdon Welfare Park, for whom Kyle Bell and Robbie Bird notched. Marc Taylor starred for Dawdon.
Easington Lane WMC stayed at the foot of the table when Seaham The George secured a 4-2 home success, thanks to doubles form Thomas Hobkirk and Marc Ruddick. Stephen Francis and Cole Davision struck for Lane.
Kevin Woods stood out for Lane, with Steven Hobkirk best for the visitors.