DIVISION two teams in the Tyneside Amateur League went goal crazy on Saturday, notably North Shields Athletic who fired in nine at Gosforth Bohemians A, who hit three in reply.
Leeroy Odd was their main marksman with four, Sean Millington bagged a brace and there were further goals from Steven Cherry, Brian Dunn and Paul Turner. Bohs’ replies came from Jon Paul Bradley, Gregg Lang and John Randall.
That allowed Chopwell to move further clear at the top, which they did by beating depleted Four Lane Ends Club 9-0.
Derek Waters also struck four times, with Andrew Smith grabbing a pair, and Rowland Lee, Irving Ruddick and Gary Vince completing the rout.
Ponteland United Reserves were also in the goals, netting eight without reply at basement club Newcastle East End.
Darren Parkes, Ryan Murphy and Kevin Fairley each scored twice, with Ali Bailey and Daniel Mupungu netting the remainder.
Kenton Bar Community had a comparatively modest 5-0 win at Newcastle Medicals with goals from Sam Hands (2), Gary Winter (2) and Andrew McAllister, the success moving them up to third.
Walker Central Reserves ground out a 2-1 home win over Gosforth Bohemian Reserves to regain a four point cushion at the top.
A sensational overhead kick from Marcus Burn had given Bohs the lead, but Sam Grievson and Steve Hamil turned it around for Walker.
West Jesmond have won just one of their last five in the league after a 3-3 draw at an improved Lindisfarne Athletic.
Jonny Storey as usual helped himself to a pair of goals for the home side and Mark Wilkinson also scored. James Tootle, Daniel Turnbull and Gary Wilkinson earned Jesmond their point.
Storey now has 21 for the season to be comfortably the League’s top scorer.
Heaton Rifles are now level on points with Jesmond after an impressive 3-2 win at bottom side Winlaton The Queens Head.
Ryan Lowes and Matty Fothergill netted for the home side, but Dominic Hall was the hat-trick hero who fired Rifles to their fifth win in the last seven games. Hall has hit 13 goals in just six games.
FoWS Diggers moved further away from the bottom with an impressive 6-3 win over Wardley.
Chris Maddocks netted a hat-trick, Matty Hayton scored twice and Aydin Kocak also scored, while Carl Clarke’s pair and a Simon Burke goal represented Wardley’s counters.