The goals were flying in all over the place as Divisional Shield competitions got under way.
Ponteland United Reserves progressed in the North East Amateur Challenge Shield with an 8-1 win over Hazlerigg Victory. Ryan Murphy netted a hat-trick, Daniel Gallagher bagged a brace and Gareth Brack, Kennie Malia and Michael Embleton added further goals. Anthony Young netted the sole Hazlerigg response.
In the Tyneside Amateur Challenge Shield, North Shields Athletic Reserves put ten past FoWS Diggers, who netted twice in reply through Chris Maddocks and Aydin Kocak. Athletic’s scorers were Bradley Smith (3), Leeroy Odd (2), Marc Crammond (2), Tony Wilson, Andy Crow and Dan Hunter.
Gosforth Bohemian Reserves put six past Heaton Rifles to progress, with Mark Envy another hat-trick scorer. Andy Thompson added a pair and Pete Gadsden completed the scoring.
Walker Central Reserves returned to the top of Division One with a 3-0 win over West Jesmond, with Ryan Richardson and Paul Bell (2) their marksmen.
Lindisfarne Custom Planet drop to second after going down 2-0 at home to Chemfica Reserves, for whom Luke Spence and Dave Gillespie were the scorers.
Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Reserves maintained their lead in division two with a 5-3 win at Newcastle East End, who were playing their first match of the season. Harry Johnson, Jamie Esson and Darrell Clay netted for them, but Wayne Benson, Shane Barbarel, Daniel Marsten, Lee Farmer and Stephen Spoors won it for Albion.
Gosforth Bohemian A moved up to second with a 2-1 win over North Shields Town. Colin McLaughlin and Adam Hartley scored for Bohs, with Calvin Pringle scoring for Town.
New York returned to form with a resounding 9-1 win over Stobswood Welfare. Lindsay Collinson and Billy Simmonds both netted hat-tricks, with Steven Brown bagging a brace and Anthony Lilliford also scoring.
Tynemouth FC are still looking for their first point but again ran an established side very close, going down narrowly at the hands of Newcastle Medicals by a 3-2 scoreline.