The two teams at the top of the Division Two table are matching each other step for step as both won 6-1 last night at home.
The comfortable victories for Gateshead Leam Rangers and Shilbottle CW means the latter remain top on goal difference. Both sides have one game remaining – they play each other on Tyneside on Saturday, May 9.
However, the Colliers are in the driving seat as their goal difference is 29 better than Rangers meaning a draw or a win and the title is theirs.
In Division One, relegated Wooler lost 5-2 at Cullercoats with Ponteland also losing on the road, going down 3-2 at Hexham.
Newcastle Building Society Premier Division
Whitley Bay A 7 Carlisle City 1
Nike Division One
Hexham 3 Ponteland United 2
Cullercoats 5 Wooler 2
Bohemians 0 AFC Newbiggin 1
Bay Plastics Division Two
Gateshead Leam Rangers 6 Grainger Park 1
Shilbottle CW 6 Whitburn Ath 1