Amble Tavern are three points clear at the top division one in the Morpeth Sunday League after a clinical 5-1 win over Bedlington Barrington Arms at the weekend.
Tavern took the lead midway through the first half thanks to a superb long range strike from Nathan Buddle, which flew into the top corner.
Moments later they doubled their lead as Barrington failed to deal with a corner kick and the ball fell to Chris Graham who made no mistake from close-range.
The third goal was another finish right out of the top drawer from Buddle as he lobbed the goalkeeper from the edge of the area.
After half-time Barrington got themselves back into the contest when Shaun Cowell’s left wing cross was volleyed home by Josh Laverick.
But any hopes of a fight back were curtailed when Liam Brooks capitalised on a defensive error to race clear and score with a composed finish when one-on-one with the goalkeeper.
Bedlington’s misery was compounded when Josh Rutherford rounded off the scoring from the penalty spot.
In the division’s only other game, Stobswood edged out The Wharton Arms 3-2 thanks to goals from Jake Baker, Jack Spears and Stuart Arnwood, Wharton’s goals were both scored by Simon Cunningham.
In division two, Morpeth Shambles moved up to second with a comprehensive 13-1 win over Ashington Conchie.
Ashley McAlpine led the way with seven goals. Mickey Adamson (2), Ross Donnelly, Jack Palmer, Steven Warwick and Kyle Shaw completed the rout while Michael Freathy notched Conchie’s consolation.
In the only other game of the day, Amble Blue Bell defeated HMP Northumberland 3-2 with goals from Dan Dewson, Ryan Dodgson and Dan Fairbridge. HMP’s strikes came from Billy Cavens and Ryan McCue.