Peterlee Catholic Club were last night crowned as Premier Division champions – with two games to spare – after a 5-2 victory at Horden CW Supporters.
Doubles from Shane O’Brien and Peter Crawford did the damage, with David Paul also scoring.
Catholic earlier beat Easington Lane WMC 2-0 on Tuesday, with Paul hitting both goals but later being sent off for two yellow card offences.
Peterlee Helford United had moved top, a point above Dawdon, thanks to a 1-1 draw with Horden CW Supporters in their final game.
Philip Hickman was their marksman, with sub Thomas Bott netting for Horden. Helford are runners-up.
Jai Young’s hat-trick set up a comfortable 5-1 win for Easington Lane WMC against Murton Colliery, with Scott Henderson and Matty Weirs also on target. Liam Appleby replied.
Relegated Shotton Comrades drew 4-4 with Easington Colliery Club Mechanics. Star man Lee Westgarth’s hat-trick and a strike from sub Gregg Forster sparked Comrades, but Josh Lincoln (2), Nathan Graham and Kieran Mitchell levelled it up.
Easington CIU last night moved two points clear in the First Division after a 10-0 drubbing of Wingate Howden and will hope to clinch the title to complete a treble.
Two goals apiece from Liam Adamson and Simon Todd saw off Easington Southside 4-0 last Sunday, before they beat South Hetton Cricket Club 6-2 in midweek.
Seaham Marlborough, the other promoted side, walloped neighbours Seaham Parkside 9-1.
Four-goal Liam Gill, Ryan Martin, with a hat-trick, Conner Pattinson and sub Tom Hopkirk did the damage.
Last Friday, Liam Adamson’s brace proved enough for Easington CIU to lift the First Division Cup, in a 2-0 final victory over Seaham The Knack.
Hetton Lyons hammered Acre Rigg Social 8-0 in Division Two, with striker Jonathan Glenwright firing in all eight goals on a truly remarkable day.
Lyons tonight meet New Seaham Westlea in the George Ivey Cup final at Shotton Recreation Park (6.15pm).
Peterlee Hearts maintained their title aspirations by beating Haswell Oddfellows Arms 5-2, thanks to Michael Coates (3), Stuart Coxon and Carl Winstanley, with Andrew Daley and Mason Beckett replying.
Dawdon Welfare Park won through to two cup finals to add to Sunday’s appearance in the Durham County Sunday Cup final against Greenside at Eppleton CW (11am).
They were comprehensive 3-0 winners against Peterlee Catholic Club in the Tommy Burrell Cup semi, with two-goal Kyle Middleton and Tom Price on target.
In midweek, Dawdon won 2-1 at Murton Colliery in a tight John and Pat McManus Cup semi, with Paul Atkinson and Marc Ruddick notching.