AMBLE Pier were on their travels and lost out to Choppington Travellers Rest in Division One on Sunday.
Scott Murray grabbed a brace to add to a 30-yard screamer from veteran defender Marky Miller. Andrew Patterson replied for the visitors in a 3-1 win for the home side.
Stobswood Welfare welcomed Blackthorn Rovers and goals from Chris Watson, Ant Wade and Kevin Bell saw the home side claim the points in a 3-0 win.
In Division Two, leaders Bedlington Barrington Arms were pushed all the way by home club River Coquet but goals from Dylan Williamson and two from Paul Dunn saw them edge a five-goal thriller 3-2. Lance Burton and Dan Fairbridge were the home marksmen (full report below).
Ashington Hirst Industrial had Mark Taylor, Gary Wallace and Kev Chapman on the scoresheet as they entertained Amble Dock. However, the Dock replied with three of their own as the points were shared in a 3-3 draw.
Ellington picked up three good points away to Sporting Club Morpeth with an easy 5-0 win, Richard Packard, two, Andrew Neil, Jon Eke and Dean Short the scorers.
North End Trap inflicted another defeat on hosts Alnmouth Argyle as they romped to a 6-0 win.
Village Inn Longframlington saw their title hopes take a big dent as they were crushed 8-1 at home to Felton FC.
Bomarsund SC just managed to scrape into the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup as they won 2-1 at home to a depleted Morpeth Chantry.
Ross Muter and Aidy Grey got the hosts’ goals but the Morpeth outfit were unlucky as they deserved at least a draw in a drab tie.
Pegswood Ex suffered their first loss of the season in the quarter-final of the Lewin Cup as visitors Woodhorn Lane grabbed a semi-final berth with a 3-0 win, thanks to goals from strike duo Andrew Spratt and John Paxton, the other being an own-goal.
East Chevington also advanced to the semis with a great 2-0 win over local rivals Red Row Brick Club, Paul Smith and Peter Godfrey with the strikes.
Bedlington Station Railway had waited nearly two months to play their NFA Minor Cup Round Three tie but they crashed out at home to experienced side Walker Willows, going down 3-1, Ben Lorking the scorer.