Farringdon Detached claimed a morale-boosting victory to progress to the quarter-finals of the Auckland Charity Cup.
The Farra lads pipped Durham City Reserves 3-2 in an entertaining clash, with Jamie Kemp the man of the match.
Perri Agnew, Jamie Brown and sub Andrew Dales bagged the vital goals, with Dylan Scotter and Stephen Ord replying. James Hudspeth stood out for City.
Hall Farm were disappointed to go out, losing 5-4 to Crook and District League club Wear Valley on penalties, after a close-fought 1-1 draw.
West Auckland Tunns ran out convincing 9-2 winners at Stanhope Town.
Star man Stephen Brunskill led the way for Tunns, while Wayne Whitfield contributed a hat-trick.
Tyler Thompson and Michael Donohue also notched.
In the league, Hylton Sports Club’s impressive run of form continued with a hard-earned 1-1 draw against defending champions Wheatley Hill WMC.
Marc Robinson struck for Hylton, with Lee Westgarth replying.
Shae Quinn was Hylton’s top performer, while Kyle Hammond stood out for the visitors.
Horden Community Welfare moved two points clear of Wheatley Hill at the top after a 7-2 rout of Jarrow Reserves.
Peter Crawford’s double was backed by efforts from Joe Bell, Daniel Johnson, Jamie Yorke, Scott Davidson and Bradley Green, with Lee Orr hitting both responses.
Craig Harbord shone for Horden, Reece Moore for Jarrow.