NORTH Shields Girls Under-10s ran out convincing 5-0 winners against Blyth Town.
On target for Shields were Barker, Pearson, Gardener, Stephenson and Nelson.
The next fortnight sees Shields face a cup semi-final and a potential title decider with Bedlington Rockets.
Bedlington handed Shields their only defeat so far this season in a pre-league fixture back in October, so they will be seeking revenge in the eagerly awaited double header.
Both sides have scored plenty of goals so it could well be the defending that settles the outcome of the two games.