Forest Hall YPC tasted victory for the fifth consecutive Tyneside Amateur League game on Saturday, picking up a narrow 2-1 win at Newbiggin Hall.
The hosts claimed the early advantage through a Shaun Spinks penalty, although Matthew Smith levelled matters inside half an hour.
Despite a good spell from Newbiggin Hall, it was Forest Hall who claimed the lead ten minutes after the break through Michael Sutcliffe.
As the home side chased a leveller, the visitors stepped it up and only some tremendous saves from Newbiggin Hall custodian Chris Saunders kept the score at 2-1.
Forest Hall move up to fifth in the table with this victory, while Newbiggin Hall are four off the bottom having not won since triumphing in their opening two games of the season.
Wardley are up to ninth after beating second from bottom Newcastle Chemfica Reserves by the odd goal in five.
Anthony Kew bagged a brace and Nicholas Lowther also netted for Wardley, with Osas Samson and Domingos Adao scored for Chemfica.
Newcastle East End’s return to form continued as they won another big home game by another big scoreline.
Their scorers in their 5-1 win over Gosforth Bohemian Reserves were Steven Husband (2), Steven Gansore, Dean Bell and Mark Watson. Dean Keith netted for Bohs , who slip to sixth, with East End rising back up to be number two in the Christmas charts.
League action returns on January 9.