Mark Carruthers' non-league power rankings: Who is shining in the North East football scene in week five?

Here, our resident non-league expert Mark Carruthers reveals who is flying high after a dramatic weekend of non-league action.

Monday, 23rd September 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd September 2019, 5:00 pm
Where will South Shields rank on this week's power rankings after an impressive win?

With league action taking place in recent days, there were a number of successes across the area. And, as ever, some shock results along the way! Scroll down and click through the pages to see Mark's latest power rankings in our new weekly feature.

The Colliers keep their place in the top 20 after bouncing back from their midweek Durham Challenge Cup defeat at Billingham Town with an outstanding 4-2 home win against in-form Jarrow. and white) V Brandon United.
West End stay in the top 20 thanks to a midweek Durham Challenge Cup win against former Wearside League rivals Annfield Plain – although they would have hoped for more from their 2-2 draw against Brandon United on Saturday.

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The Stan continued their upturn in form with a 2-1 home win against Washington on Saturday – and that moved them into the top six of the Northern League Division Two table.
Colin Stromsoy’s side bounced back from their FA Vase exit at the hands of Jarrow FC in fine style as four goals from Dean Thexton helped them to a 5-0 win at Seaham Red Star.
The Moors will hope an exciting FA Cup run can spark their season into life – and they got that underway with a dominant display in their 5-0 win at Lancaster City on Saturday.
Gary Forrest’s men continue their rise up the Northern League Divison One table and the North East Non-League Power Rankings with a highly-impressive 4-0 home win against Shildon on Saturday.
The Priorymen have impressed this season and they showed their resilient side this week as they bounced back from a 5-2 defeat at Consett with a narrow home win against a dogged Ashington side at the weekend.
It’s been a mixed week for the Railwaymen as Saturday’s 4-0 hammering at West Auckland Town brought them back down to earth after a solid 3-0 home win against Northallerton Town in midweek.
Chris Swailes’ injury-hit side will be eyeing up another memorable FA Cup run after their impressive 2-1 win at league rivals Marine on Saturday.
It’s been another good week for the Bedford Terrace club as they saw off Easington Colliery in the League Cup and then battled to a 3-1 home win against Northallerton Town at the weekend.
The Steelmen secured a top ten place in the rankings thanks to a two impressive home wins inside four days as both Guisborough Town and Sunderland RCA both left Belle View empty-handed.
The Hornets are something of an enigma these days – despite sitting top of the Division One table. A dramatic 5-4 win at Whitley Bay should have been more comfortable and they were thrashed at home by a previous winless Thornaby on Saturday.
Dave Bell’s men slide in the rankings after losing for the first time in 11 games at Easington Colliery on Saturday.
Jay Bates’ side slide out of the top three for the first time this season after they crashed to a 4-0 defeat at Crook Town on Saturday.
The Teesside outfit were spoken of as potential Division Two title favourites in pre-season – and they sit four points clear at the top of the table after winning by the odd goal in five against Esh Winning on Saturday.
There was midweek disappointment for the Heed as they fell to a late defeat at Hereford FC – but they bounced back by hitting Ramsbottom United for six in the FA Cup on Saturday.
An injury-hit Mariners showed their solidity on Saturday as they saw off promotion rivals Basford United with a 2-0 win at Mariners Park – a result that took Graham Fenton and Lee Picton’s men to the top of the table.
The Highwaymen head into the top five for the first time after they produced an FA Cup shock by sending National League North club Bradford Park Avenue out of the competition with a 4-2 win in Yorkshire.
The Seasiders are the highest climbers in the rankings this week and they deserve that tag after securing their biggest win since they were promoted from the Northern League with a 6-0 hammering of Droylsden.
The Anchors stay at the top of the rankings for a third consecutive win despite falling to a brave 1-0 defeat at National League North club Guiseley on Saturday – their first loss in any competition this season.