Blyth Town remain top of the Premier Division table after a ten-goal thriller against North Shields Athletic.
Malcolm Morien (two), Stephen Howes (two), Scott Pocklington and Anth Moran netted for Town with Max Zaborus, Scott Jasper (two) and Scott Evans the Athletic scorers.
Red House Farm moved up into second as Nathan Sopp, Michael Steinmetz and Paul Newton Eddy beat the Whitley Bay A keeper, with Michael Fenwick netting twice in reply.
Zak Atkinson hit a hat-trick as Rutherford maintained their unbeaten start, despite having their keeper sent off early on. David Boyle and Liam McAuley got the others with Liam Connolly, Dan McConnoll and Adam Smith replying for visitors Hebburn Reyrolle.
Karl Nealings-Lazarri smashed home four times for Seaton Delaval at Killingworth Station. Cameron Patrick also netted, with Jack Pinchen hitting a consolation.
Marc Shiel’s hat-trick was the highlight of Carlisle City’s six-goal drubbing of Ashington Colliers, with Rob McCartney, Jamie Heath and Dan Greenslade piling on the agony.
Andrew Griffiths (two) and Tom Lucock scored for Northbank against Shankhouse, who took a point thanks to goals from John Ludlow (two) and Shaun Quinn while it also ended all-square at draw specialists Wallington, who had John Paxton and Adam Whitehead on the scoresheet against Whickham Sporting, who replied courtesy of John Dewhirst and Scott Robson.
Stocksfield will hope to live up to their Griffins tag and rise from the ashes after the troubled club quit the League when they couldn’t raise a team for the second time this season, the manager left and they tendered their resignation.
In Division One, Percy Main’s fantastic start continued with goals from Dan Sneap and a late Joe Betts winner maintaining their 100 per cent record in the league. Mark Race fired in for visitors Bedlington Terriers Reserves.
Brent Aisbitt (two) and Ross Muter netted for AFC Newbiggin with Ponteland United pulling two back late on through Gary Cook and Andrew Davidson while Cramlington Town’s Kevin Bell, Mark Nixon and Dan McDonald fired home at Hexham, with Patrick McAlindon and Michael Robson replying.
Andrew Robson and Ben Asquith were Bohs hit-men in their win at Newcastle Chemfica, who had Robi Kingswell on target and Denis Adusei scored twice in Heddon’s success against New Fordley. Francis Storey got the other with Zak Tulley and Stephen Thompson replying.
Michael Saunders, Gareth Pearson, Luke Strangeways and Adam Jobson (two) all struck for Wooler in a romp at basement side Blyth Isabella, whose lone scorer was Daniel Hislop.
Graeme Barker, Ryan Moore, Lee Cuthbertson and an own goal put Birtley St Joseph’s in front at Cullercoats who claimed a point with goals from Richie May, Elliott Mitchell and John Amos (two).
Longbenton got their season up and running as Rob Woods hit the only goal against Grainger Park, which gave Gateshead Leam Rangers the chance to go top of Division Two thanks to goals from David Lucas and Jonathon Dobson against Alnwick Town Reserves.
Ross Gair, Brad Wake and Josh Hay beat the Seaton Burn keeper for Shilbottle CW, with Chris Carr replying and Jonny Storey plundered a hat-trick for Lindisfarne Custom Planet against High Howdon – Chris Marshall their scorer.
Dayne Weir, Gary Archibold (two, including a penalty) and Liam Roberts celebrated for Whitburn at Wideopen, who struck back twice through Dan Cormack and Shaun Clennell, Michael Baxter, Aaron McEwan and John Wears were Newcastle Benfield Reserves’ hit-men as they beat Willington Quay Saints, who scored courtesy of Glen Johnson (two) and Anthony Bruce.
Forest Hall led at Cramlington United with goals from George Bollado, Levey Walker and Andrew McBride, but United came back to take a share of the spoils with goals from Shaun Gallon and a Ben Davidson brace – including an 86th minute penalty.
Swalwell’s David Stephenson, Danny Igo, Brian Allen and Andrew Brown (two) crashed in during their convincing win over West Allotment Celtic A.