CHOPWELL fired nine past Newcastle East End to return to the top of the Tyneside Amateur League division two.
Irving Ruddick netted a hat-trick, Rowland Lee and Craig Willis bagged braces and Derek Waters and Alan Rennison also scored. Kristin Gilbert netted a sole reply for East End.
North Shields Athletic Reserves moved up to third with a 5-2 win over local rivals North Shields Town.
James Cowx was Athletic’s chief marksman with four and was joined on the scoresheet by Daniel Haggerston. Gary Blythe and Simon Rice netted Town’s replies.
Stobswood Welfare have won four out of five in the league and beat Kenton Bar Community in their latest encounter, Steve Gibbard netting a hat-trick and Stefan Townsley also scoring.
In the North East Amateur Challenge Shield, Newcastle Medicals put five without reply past Dunston Holmeside Amateurs Reserves. Jimmy Bell grabbed a pair and Stephen Carnell, Ben Scott and Jonathan Wood also scored.
Gosforth Bohemians A came away from Four Lane Ends Club with a 4-2 victory. Mark Turnbull scored twice and Jamie Heaton and Mark Envy also netted. Terry McCarthy scored twice in reply for Four Lane Ends.
West Jesmond progressed to the quarter-final stage of the Tyneside Amateur Challenge Shield with an 8-1 success at Lindisfarne Athletic, who had Brett Paolozzi on target. Jesmond co-managers Gareth Smith and Chris Barr were both on the scoresheet, Barr netting a hat-trick, while Jed Manuel nabbed a pair, and Dougie Cranston and Stu Davidson completed the scoring.
New York beat Cullercoats Reserves 5-3 with Danny Henderson netting a hat-trick and Paul Noon and Gary Stanners completing their scoring. James Ritson, Ira Tilley and Daniel Wilkinson netted in reply for Cullercoats.
Heaton Rifles also progressed by beating Chemfica Reserves 2-1. Dominic Hall and Ben Sartain were the Rifles marksmen, Nick Lord scoring the sole reply.
In division one, Walker Central Reserves beat Winlaton The Queens Head by the odd goal in seven to move four points clear. David Jelley, Ryan Richardson and Billy Thompson netted for Walker, with Jimmy Hendry, Ryan Lowes and Mark Waugh scoring for Queens.
Wardley had a strong 4-1 home win over FoWS Diggers, Lee Thompson netting twice and Jordan Bolton and Aaron Coote joining him on the scoresheet. Chris Maddocks scored for Diggers.