A hat-trick from skipper Aaron Dixon helped Cullercoats FC go above Ponteland on goal difference at the top of the NEYDL U15s league.
Dixon’s first goal came on just six minutes before a good finish from Marcus Holmes a minute later put the away side in control.
Dan Morton made it 3-0 on 15 minutes and it stayed that way until half-time.
Ponteland put a lot of pressure on in the second half and pulled a goal back early on, but Dan Morton struck again to restore the visitors’ three-goal advantage.
The home side struck again to reduce the arrears before Dixon scored two excellent goals to put Cullercoats four ahead before Ponteland scored a late third.