Bedlington Terriers continued there battle to avoid relegation after an emphatic victory over a Billingham Town side who on this showing look destined for the drop to division two.
They are crucial points for the Northumberland club, who dominated proceedings throughout a one-sided affair.
And whilst they were expected to beat a side in bottom position they did it playing good football throughout and delighting their coach Tony Burgess.
The coach said: “The boys played well against a side who have had a disastrous season and whilst we were expected to get a result it was an excellent team effort throughout with skipper Colin Morton putting in a great shift, always encouraging the younger players and also a good debut for 21- year-old Sam Walton, who came on as sub, did particularly well.
“We all realise we have a fight on our hands to retain division one status, which I am sure the players will relish, so its all to play for.”
The game got under way with the home side in trouble in the opening minutes when their new signing from neighbours Billingham Synthonia David Abel had the misfortune to deflect a low cross into his own net to give the Terriers the lead.
And they took full advantage to go further ahead when Morton fired home a second in the tenth minute.
The home side were having to soak up Terriers pressure and conceded a third goal in th 17th minute when striker Davey Brown won possession to hammer home with keeper Anthony Lowerson well beaten.
The home side were having difficulty containing a Terriers side who continued to create the chances and looked good value for their interval lead.
After the break Billingham continued to soak up the pressure with Terriers adding further goals.
The fourth came in the 65th minute when leading scorer Dylan Williamson raced through to score.
In the later stages Sean McRoberts fired home number five with a superb finish to end a good day for Bedlington.