BLYTH Town won Saturday’s local derby against Seaton Delaval Amateurs in the Point Point Recruitment Northern Alliance premier division.
A Danny Beresford effort, a rare goal from skipper John Iveson and a Paul Joisce free kick put Town in control against Delaval, who grabbed a consolation through Michael Fenwick
Ashington Colliers stormed into a three-goal lead in four mad minutes before the break against Rutherford.
Glen Bolton, Ashley Smyth and Wyn Fremlin all lashed in with the visitors hitting back with goals from Alv Rasmussen and Ross Taylor.
Carlisle City’s win at basement club Murton took them back to within a point of Heaton Stannington at the top of the Northern Alliance premier division table.
Tom Lucock shot the Sky Blues ahead in the 15th minute and Ian Grainger added the second just before the break.
New Murton signing Shane O’Brien fired home in the 70th minute, but the Cumbrians held firm for the points.
Killingworth Sporting are just two points adrift in third as goals from Liam Callaghan, Paul Dunn and Francesco Di Pietro earned them a comfortable win over fourth-placed Shankhouse, who hit back through a Kevin Grahamslaw free kick.
Darren Addison thumped a thrilling injury time winner into the net as Harraby CC came from behind to take the points at Whitley Bay A.
Both sides had struck the woodwork before Sean Jobson tucked in the opener from close range for the Seahorses in the 45th minute.
Dean Armstrong capitalised on a goalkeeping error to fire in the leveller in the 54th minute and Whitley were reduced to ten men ten minutes later.
Addison pounced to lash in the winner from a corner in stoppage time.
Hebburn Reyrolle took just four minutes to hit the back of the Ponteland United net as Alan Pegram fired home and their defensive frailties were exposed time and time again in the opening period as Ray Oshin, Adam Bell, Craig Watson, Channon North and Chris McDonald joined him on the scoresheet. Mick Rankin pulled one back and there was no more scoring as the visitors tightened up after the break.
Alex Claston headed in the only goal of the game from a 75th minute corner as Walker Central beat Percy Main.
Wallsend Town closed the gap on leaders Amble United to four points with a win at Gosforth Bohemains – but it took a last-gasp Lee Garwood strike to seal it.
Craig Burke and Liam Anderson put Town in control, but battling Bohs hit back through Craig Allen and Paul Studley.
Mark Waite shot Cramlington Town ahead against Heddon, who levelled through Andrew Davidson.
Kevin Long restored the Cramlington advantage, but Steven Watson equalised and Davidson added his second to turn the tables.
However, Jordan Watson levelled things up again with just four minutes to go.
Division two leaders Red House Farm had John Elliott, Shaun Forster and Robert Nolan on target in a 3-2 win over Alston, with Reece Thirtle banging in both of the Cumbrian’s goals.
David Graham netted a double for Harton & Westoe, with Andrew Quinn and Shaun Edwards also finding the net in their 4-1 success over Wideopen, who replied through Will Nutman.
North Shields Athletic fought back from 5-2 down against Whickham Lang Jacks to salvage a point in the match of the day.
John Dienhirst banged in a hat-trick for Lang Jacks and it looked game over as Andy Wilson and Stephen Spoors added to the tally.
But never-say-die Athletic had Matty Donkin (2), Ben Pollock (2) and Gary Farrage fire home in the ten-goal thriller.
There were eight goals at Seaton Burn against Cramlington United, but unluckily for the visitors, they were all for Seaton Burn.
Mark Nixon led the way with four and Nicky Hara(2), Andrew Bennet and Chris baker completed the rout.
Goals from Nicky Whitelaw and Andrew Robertson gave Wallsend Boys Club the lead against New Fordley, who earned a point with strikes from Andrew Dalton and Thomas Illingworth.