PLAYGROUND bragging rights were not the only thing at stake for Whitley Bay Boys Club Whites and Tynemouth Reds as only three points separated the two sides.
Whites had the first chance but it was Tynemouth who opened the scoring through Bradley Ord.
In an end to end game, Whites equalised when Oliver Harrison headed home a Jake Hill corner.
Harrison added his second when he was on the end of a Hill pass to volley home. And his hat-trick came minutes later from a pass by Chris Allen.
As Tynemouth tried to get back into the game, Whites keeper Fred Mackenzie launched the ball downfield, and it found its way into the net to make it 4-1.
The Reds hit back with Ord getting his second of the game.
But the Whites came back with Allen finding Ben Reid to score, then returning the compliment with Allen running 30-yards before firing home.
Reid then got his second of the match before Harry Richardson got on the scoresheet.
Tynemouth responded and pulled one back two minutes later. However, the Whites extended their lead again when a long throw from Sam Petty was headed home by Harrison for his fourth.
Ord rounded off the scoring when he got his third with another well driven shot.
The game and the season ended with both teams in a respectable league position.
The result ensured the Whites remained just above Tynemouth Reds in the league.
Both managers, Michael Harrison for the Whites and Dave McKie for Tynemouth Reds, said afterwards that both teams should be proud of themselves for the way they have played this long season.