Bedlington Terriers’ misery was compiled even more as they went down 3-0 against Washington at the Nissan Sports Ground on Saturday.
The visitors gave a good account of themselves until the hour mark, when Mark Davison handed the hosts the lead.
Anthony Callaghan struck on 75 minutes as the forward produced a neat finish to put his side two-up.
Davison concluded the scoring with his second of the game, and Washington’s second half dominant display paid dividends as they claimed all the points.
The defeat leaves Andy Ferrell’s men only one point above basement side Norton & Stockton Ancients, and they will be looking to avoid finishing the season with the wooden spoon prize.
Marske United, the reigning Northern League division one champions, travel to Welfare Park on Tuesday, May 3, while Norton play host to Penrith on Wednesday, May 4.
For the first time in many-a-year, there will be no Wansbeck derby between the Terriers and Ashington, instead, they will go up against newly-promoted Blyth Town next season in division two.