BLYTH Town turned up the heat at the top of the Northern Alliance premier division as they extended their unbeaten run to 13 games.
Craig Johnson fired the opener into the top corner against Hebburn Reyrolle, and although the visitors put up a fight, David Atkinson nodded in number two late on and Kyle Devlin added the third with five minutes to go.
Liam Harris (2), Paolo Black and Craig Brown netted for Whitley Bay A in their win against Shankhouse, who had Chris Rue and Jordan Walsh on target.
A solitary late goal from Ian Irving gave Seaton Delaval the points against Walker Central.
Callum Benson, Liam Callaghan and Darren Walsh crashed in for Killingworth Sporting but Percy Main’s Chris Glass (2) and Scott Pocklington netted at the other end to earn a draw.
A double from Jordan Watson and a Marty Hepple strike saw Cramlington Town ease past Newcastle Uni – and back to the top of division one.
Ollie Driver also struck twice for Northbank in their success against basement side Morpeth Town A, with Jamie Hope, Aaron Roberts and Cameron Wilson getting the other. A Gavin Lowes own goal gave Town a consolation,.
Newcastle Chemfica hit-man Steve McLaughlin crashed in five in a 6-0 drubbing of Forest Hall. Tito Davison grabbed the other.
Iain Harris’s strike gave Bohs three points against Willington Quay Saints.
Robbie Black’s goal for Bedlington Terriers Reserves was not enough as Cullercoats struck twice to take the points.
North Shields Athletic took pole position in division two with goals from Mark Boyle (2), John Wyres and Anth Etherington at Grainger Park, who netted through Tony Leach and Robert Jefferson.
Wideopen kept their promotion push on track as they hit Alston for six. Ross Dickinson and David Gabbitus both bagged braces with Chris Sword and Leigh Shickle chipping in while Jason Williams notched the consolation.
Paul Hodgson took just two minutes to fire Ponteland United ahead at Heddon in the Pin Point Recruitment Combination Cup semi-final. Heddon levelled through Andrew Davison but late goals from Richard Kent and a Billy Holden penalty took the black and whites through to a final.
They will meet Red House Farm in the final, who just edged out Redheugh. Paul Newton-Eddy struck twice and Lee Brady was also celebrating with Kev Hay banging in a double for the hosts.
Heaton Stannington will play United in the Northumberland FA Senior Benevolent Bowl as Lee Johnson banged in a couple at Stocksfield and Gary Dixon got the other. Adrian Sutcliffe’s strike could not force the issue for the Griffins.