South Hylton fell to a shock 3-2 home defeat to Lumley B, but they still lead the way at the top of Division One of the Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker League.
Washington A claimed the bragging rights when they beat their A team 4-1 to leave them still in with a shout for the title.
Steels travelled to Whitburn and got off to a good start, thanks to Tommy Ayre, but Graeme Ablett levelled the match in the next frame.
Ray Charlton Jnr started the third frame strongly with a 24 break, but a 31 break helped John Smith pinch the frame.
Tony Hazard potted well to win the fourth frame. In the pairs, Ray Charlton Jnr/Lee Norton beat John Smith/Graeme Ablett on the final black to reduce the defeat to 3-2.
Tommy Gwyn got Glendale off to a good start away at Biddick B.
Michael Simpson levelled the match before John Danby potted well to win the third frame.
John Temple and Paul Atkinson had a tussle in the fourth frame before Temple won the frame, but Tommy Gwyn/Frank McParlin won the pairs 74-54 for the 3-2 win.
In the re-arranged game between Biddick B and Green Baize, Biddick B edged out their rivals 3-2.
Philip Straughan/Paul Cobb claimed the decisive frame when they beat Peter Dambrosie/Gary Simpson in the pairs frame.
Biddick A travelled to Green Baize and got off to a great start, thanks to Steven Tate. Gary Simpson levelled the match before Terry Froud moved Biddick back into the lead.
Shaun Martin levelled the match, but Dave Adamson/Rod Turnbull won the pairs 51-40 for the 3-2 win.
Mill View B hold a two-point lead over their A team after a 3-2 win at home to Seaham Conservatives in Division Two.
However, third placed Lumley A have a game in hand so a close finish is expected.
Mill View A are finishing strongly and an excellent 4-1 win away at Cheemas kept their promotion hopes alive.
And in a re-arranged match, Mill View A destroyed Murton Colliery 5-0.
Still in with a chance of promotion, Lumley A easily beat Pennywell Comrades 4-1 win.
Murton Colliery edged to a narrow 3-2 victory over The Railway, thanks to Stephen Cook/Eddie Williamson, who won the deciding frame.
The match between The Victory and Murton Officials was expected to be close and the singles alternated into a 2-2 situation before Murton took the pairs for the overall 3-2 result.