Silksworth CW moved up to 11th in the TWR Bifolds Wearside League after crushing bottom club Windscale 6-0 last night.
A clinical hat-trick from outstanding man of the match Stephen Moody, backed by goals from Paul Muir, David Stevens and James Cook, sealed an easy win for the hosts.
South Shields Reserves were thumped 4-1 by third-top visitors Cleator Moor Celtic.
The Cumbrians went ahead in the seventh minute, when Kieran Maguire fired the ball home from 25 yards and almost immediately went 2-0 up, through Callum Birdsall’s close-range strike.
Ryan Hall capped a dominant first-half display from the visitors when he made it 3-0, just before half-time.
Brad Tatton made it 4-0 in the second half, though Shields managed a cracking, late consolation goal, with David Conroy firing in from 25 yards.
David Conroy hit a 25-yard consolation after the Cumbrians led 4-0 thanks to Kieran Maguire, Callum Birdsall, Ryan Hall and Brad Tatton.
Redcar Athletic stayed second, moving a point behind leaders Hebburn Town Reserves, after a 3-1 victory over Annfield Plain.
Dan Drazdauskas scored the opener on 29 minutes and Michael Woodhouse raced clear to shoot under the keeper.Wearside
Plain replied when Jake Hall’s powerful header, from a Kai Hewitson cross, gave keeper Jordan Lowrie no chance. Bryan Stewart hit a last-gasp penalty clincher after Jack Simpson was felled by Carl Malpass.