With league action taking place in recent days, there were a number of successes across the area. And, as ever, some shock results along the way! Scroll down and click through the pages to see Mark's latest power rankings in our new weekly feature. Who tops the rankings in week six?
Synners make their first appearance in this season’s rankings after wins over Newcastle University and Crook Town stretched their run of form to just one defeat in their last eight games in all competitions.
West End continued to adapt to life in the Northern League with a battling 1-1 draw at Jarrow in the Mitre Sports Brooks Mileson League Cup and Saturday’s narrow win at Washington.
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After an inconsistent and injury-hit start to the season, Gary Forrest’s men have started to build some momentum – although they had to settle for a point from their visit to Sunderland RCA on Saturday.
The Moore Lane outfit stay in the top 20 after a last-gasp penalty from Dean Thexton gave them a narrow 2-1 win against Whitley Bay at the weekend.
The Railwaymen slide in the rankings after suffering a narrow defeat at Stockton Town in midweek and relying on a 96th minute equaliser from Billy Greulich-Smith to snatch a point in their home game against Seaham Red Star in midweek.
Dunston UTS couldn’t build on their impressive FA Cup win at Marine last weekend as they fell to a 3-2 league defeat at Trafford on Saturday.
The Colliers continued their recent improvement with two very impressive wins against Redcar Athletic and Birtley Town this week
Jason Ainsley’s side were grateful for a late winner from Glen Taylor as they came from behind to edge a narrow contest against Kidderminster Harriers at Brewery Field on Saturday.
It’s been a challenging week for Dave Bell’s men after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Sunderland West End in midweek, and then fell to a 2-1 defeat at Chester-le-Street Town on Saturday.
The reigning Northern League Division Two champions continue to impress at a higher level after securing draws from a pair of tough away days at Ryhope CW and North Shields.
It’s been a mixed week for the Northern League Division Two leaders after they bounced back from a midweek League Cup defeat against Easington Colliery with a win by the odd goal in five at Newcastle University.
The Steelmen became the first side to take a league point from Stockton Town with a 2-2 draw on Saturday – but it could have been all three had Michael Roberts not grabbed a late equaliser for the Anchors.
Nicky Gray’s side were made to work for their home point against Stafford Rangers on Saturday – and they were denied another win when Joe Walton had a late penalty saved.
No game for the Heed this week – but all eyes are now on next weekend’s FA Cup Third Qualifying Round tie at Kidsgrove Athletic on Saturday.
The Seasiders saw their hopes of going on a run in the FA Trophy ended by a narrow defeat at Colne on Saturday. Carl Jarrett’s side deserve credit for staying in the game despite being reduced to ten men inside the opening two minutes.
It’s been another positive week for one of the surprise packages of the season as the Priorymen saw off Carlisle City in the League Cup in midweek and battled to earn a late draw at Newcastle Benfield on Saturday.
The ambitious Hornets have a seven-point lead at the top of the Division One table after collecting four points from two challenging away fixtures at Sunderland RCA and Whickham.
The Mariners continue to rise in the rankings after captain Jon Shaw scored in wins over Gainsborough Trinity and Buxton this week.
The Northern League Division Two promotion contenders put their first league defeat of the season behind them in fine style this week with a 4-1 League Cup hammering of Division One side Ashington in midweek and a 5-1 league in against Bedlington Terriers on Saturday.
The Anchors remain at the top of the table and that’s mainly down to a narrow win against Shildon in midweek. – but only a late equaliser from Mikey Roberts helped preserve their unbeaten league record against Consett on Saturday.