High-flying Boldon CA surprisingly crashed to a 4-0 defeat at home to lowly Leam Rangers in the TWR Bifolds Wearside League last night.
Anthony Hubbard gave Leam a 1-0 half-time lead.
Three further strikes in the second half from Liam McCann and two-goal Brian Allen lifted Rangers out of the bottom three.
Seaham Red Star Reserves and Annfield Plain fought out a goalless draw, with both defences holding out well in the very windy conditions.
In the first half, the best chance fell to Star’s Michael Bulmer, but his shot was off target, and in the second half Plain nearly took the points but keeper Joseph Longstaff made a crucial save to deny Jake Hall.
Ashbrooke Belford House had a comfortable 3-1 home win over Windscale.
Leaders Jarrow were held 1-1 at home by Hartlepool.
After a goalless first half, Pool opened the scoring in the 47th minute when Dave Gardner scored from five yards, poking the ball past Jarrow keeper Jak Wells.
Jarrow’s equaliser came in the 73rd minute when Max Kirkham skipped past two defenders and fired in from six yards past keeper Noble.
South Shields Reserves and Prudhoe Town shared the points in a 1-1 draw.
Shields went ahead after 20 minutes when a Michael Hile shot was parried by Prudhoe keeper Sean Green and Matthew Davidson scored from close range in the follow-up.
Prudhoe equalised on 71 minutes when Costa Sada’s shot from just inside the box flew past keeper Curtis Richardson.
Richmond Town leapfrogged Redcar Athletic into second place with a dramatic 4-3 win.
Christopher Pattison (2), Michael Layfield and Ben Darville saw Richmond home, with Andy Jennings (two penalties) and Charlie Raby replying.
Stokesley SC had a comfortable 3-0 home win over Wolviston, thanks to Ryan Rivis, Lewis Wilson and a super 25-yard Jordan Rivis free-kick.