GOALS, goals and more goals were the order of the day, as 10 games produced no fewer than 50 in Saturday’s Wearside League programme.
Silksworth CW did not top the scoring charts – Redcar Athletic and Seaton Carew both scored eight – but they’ll be more than happy with the four they put past Wolviston.
Mark Robinson gave the Wearsiders a dream start with his seventh-minute volley and before the interval Stephen Bagshaw was also on target with another good finish.
It got worse for Wolviston when substitute Glen Hargrave headed in the third and Liam Gill made it four when he scored his 12th of the season.
Although Matthew Watson claimed a late consolation, Wolviston were never in the game and the comprehensive win enabled Silksworth to consolidate third spot.
Reigning champions Stockton Town are the early pacesetters and Sunderland West End failed to be the first side to deny them maximum points.
Johnny Greener cancelled out Adam Nicholson’s first-half strike for the leaders who made it eight wins on the bounce with second-half goals from Matthew Garbutt and Luke Whittaker.
Whitehaven have conceded only three points and are second following victory at Leam Rangers, courtesy of Brad Dryden and Scott Pears.
Easington Colliery have also made a good start and stay fourth after defeating Horden CW in the East Durham derby.
David Paul had Paul Frame’s team ahead after just four minutes, but Horden hit back and John Pyle converted a 52nd minute penalty.
Easington then scored twice in 10 minutes through Paul Wintrip and Darren Patterson to make it seven wins in eight attempts.
Ashbrooke Belford House leaked three goals in just 15 minutes and although an own goal raised their hopes of a comeback, Prudhoe Town finished comfortable winners when Connor Powell added to efforts by Stephen Foster (2) and Glen Pearson.
Spennymoor Town Reserves could well challenge for honours. They are now seventh following a romp against Richmond Town with goals by Peter Brown, Robert Thompson, David Gibson and Ross Morrow, with a brace.
Harton and Westoe are bottom after losing at Hartlepool whose match-winners were Craig Lines, Matthew Kelsey (2) and Jamie Davis.
Paul Burrell had opened the scoring for Harton with a terrific free-kick from 25 yards but this was to be their only success.
Adam Meagen and Luke Close fired Cleator Moor Celtic into a two-goal lead at Jarrow who were in with a chance when Liam Bayles netted on 80 minutes – but the Cumbrians held on.
Two teams conceded eight goals. Boldon CA crashed at Redcar Athletic for whom Sam Webster (3), Adam Preston (2), Alex Anderson, Richie Playforth and Lewis Ramage found the net. CA failed to reply. Annfield Plain managed one goal from Anthony Telfer against Seaton Carew, who roared to victory courtesy of man-of-the-match Lee Jones (4), Craig Weatherill (2), Paul Moore and Robert Hammond.