Hit-man Josh Hay grabbed five in Amble United’s 10-goal demolition job on basement side Rutherford on Saturday, writes Jon Tait.
Matty Graham, Brent Aisbitt, Derek Atwell, Rikki Hume and an own-goal made up the Seasider’s tally as they bounced back from two recent defeats.
Danny Hill grabbed a consolation, while second-placed Carlisle City were left kicking themselves as Seaton Delaval pulled off a smash and grab raid at the Sheepmount.
Kevin Westphal and Cameron Patrick netted late on for Delaval.
A Cameron Wilson hat-trick helped moved Northbank into third spot. Lee MacDermott got the other, while Sean Smith notched for Cullercoats.
Goals from Red House Farm’s Dale Pearson, Marty Soulsby and Lee Brady eased them past Bedlington Terriers Reserves.
High Howdon’s Kyle Austin grabbed the winner in their Division Two clash with Alnwick Town Reserves.
NORTHUMBERLAND FA SENIOR BENEVOLENT BOWL
Ponteland United pulled off a surprise at Percy Main to book a spot in the final of the Bowl.
The Villagers went ahead as Scott Pocklington fired home in the opening minute but United hit back with goals from Billy Holden and a Dan Wright double.
Pocklington blasted in a second from distance late on but the black-and-whites held out to celebrate.
PIN POINT RECRUITMENT BILL GARDNER TROPHY
Walker Central were given a real scare by second division New Fordley in the Bill Gardner Trophy.
Central also lead in the opening minute as Nkuriza Suaibu fired home but a double from Ben Davison flipped the game on its head.
Dan Quine levelled before the break but the game was deep into stoppage time when Khris Carr grabbed the winner.
PIN POINT RECRUITMENT BILL GARDNER MEMORIAL TROPHY, ROUND TWO
Grainger Park BC V Wallsend Town pp
Newcastle Benfield Reserves v Cramlington Town pp
Walker Central 3 New Fordley 2
Amble United 10 Gateshead Rutherford 1
Ashington Colliers v Shankhouse pp
Carlisle City 0 Seaton Delaval Amateurs 2
Hebburn Reyrolle v Blyth Town pp
Killingworth Sporting v Harraby Utd pp
Forest Hall v Wallington pp
Gateshead Redheugh 1957 v Newcastle University pp
Heddon v Willington Quay Saints pp
Hexham v Newcastle Chemfica (Independent) pp
Morpeth Town A v Gosforth Bohemians pp
Northbank Carlisle 4 Cullercoats 1
Red House Farm 3 Bedlington Terriers Reserves 0
Cramlington United v Wallsend Boys Club pp
High Howdon S C 1 Alnwick Town Reserves 0
Longbenton v Alston pp
Seaton Burn v Birtley St Joseph’s pp
Swalwell v Blyth Isabella pp
Wideopen & District v North Shields Athletic pp
NFA SENIOR BENEVOLENT BOWL, SEMI-FINALS
Percy Main 2 Ponteland United 3
Stocksfield v Heaton Stannington pp
Saturday, March 16
Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated
THE PIN POINT RECRUITMENT COMBINATION CUP, SEMI-FINALS (2pm)
Gateshead Redheugh 1957 v Red House Farm
Heddon v Ponteland United
THE PIN POINT RECRUITMENT AMATEUR CUP, SEMI-FINALS (2pm)
Blyth Isabella v Longbenton
Seaton Burn v Birtley St Joseph’s
Amble United v Wallsend Town
Blyth Town v Hebburn Reyrolle
Gateshead Rutherford v Carlisle City
Harraby Utd v Ashington Colliers
Percy Main Amateurs v Shankhouse
Seaton Delaval Amateurs v Walker Central
Whitley Bay A v Killingworth Sporting
Bedlington Terriers Reserves v Cullercoats
Gosforth Bohemians v Willington Quay Saints
Newcastle Chemfica (Independent) v Forest Hall
Newcastle University v Cramlington Town
Northbank Carlisle v Morpeth Town A
Wallington v Hexham
Alnwick Town Reserves v Cramlington United
Grainger Park B C v North Shields Athletic
New Fordley v Newcastle Benfield Reserves
Swalwell v Wooler
Wallsend Boys Club v High Howdon S C
Wideopen & District v Alston
NORTHUMBERLAND FA SENIOR BENEVOLENT BOWL, SEMI-FINAL (2pm)
Stocksfield v Heaton Stannington
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Shankhouse v Percy Main (7pm)
Heaton Stannington v Hebburn Reyrolle (7.30pm)