Farringdon Detached picked up their first league win, hitting six goals in a thriller at fellow newcomers Jarrow Reserves.
Substitute Lewis Dodd snaffled a brilliant hat-trick to edge Farra home 6-4, with man of the match Perri Agnew contributing a double and Andrew Dales also getting in on the act.
Hylton Sports Club put up a brilliant fight only to go down 6-5 to table-toppers Horden Community Welfare in a dramatic clash.
Hayden Pace led the way with a brace for Horden, backed by strikes from Michael Cain, star man Joe Bell, Luke Wallace and Jamie Yorke.
West Auckland Tunns rocked champions Wheatley Hill WMC with a hard-fought 1-0 home success.
Wayne Whitfield conjured up the only goal, with Jamie Whitworth starring.
Shaun Jackson stood out for Wheatley, who suffered their first defeat. Tunns moved above Wheatley into second place with the win.
Hall Farm Glasshus turned on the style to storm into the second round of the Auckland Charity Cup.
Martin Hope maintained his impressive goalscoring form, bagging a hat-trick as the Wearsiders outgunned Crook and District League outfit Newton Aycliffe Navy Club 6-1.
Reece McEwan added a double, with Chris Bewick also on target. Adam Elliott was Glasshus’s man of the match.
Durham City Reserves made good progress, beating Ferryhill Town 3-0.