Lindisfarne Custom Planet Reserves have strung together a run of three wins in a row and now have hope of moving up the league.
Their 4-0 win at second-placed Forest Hall was their best result to date, with goals from Callum Floyd, Kirk Floyd, Chris Conway and Liam Shanley.
North Shields Athletic Reserves and Newcastle East End shared six goals a fortnight ago, but on Saturday Shields added an extra three to triumph 6-3. Azamat Zhanseitov, Daniel Hunter, Louis Lawson, Cameron Lloyd and Leeroy Odd (2) scored for Shields, with Elliott Pate, Scott Parker and Aiden Le Masurier on target for East End.
Newcastle Chemfica Reserves had an excellent 3-2 win at West Jesmond, who have now lost four of their last five games in all competitions. Connor Quinn, Steve Collins and Tony Macbeth scored for Chemfica, with Jed Manuel and Gary Wilkinson netting for Jesmond.
Gosforth Bohemian Reserves claimed a sixth straight League win with a 2-0 success at Wardley. Colin McLaughlin and Andy Thompson netted the goals for the Bohs, who have moved up to third place in the table, with several games still in hand on the sides around them.
Hazlerigg Victory returned to league action after last week’s county semi-final victory with a 7-2 win over Bedlington Juniors. Richard Coulson and Dale Pearson both scored twice, with Jack Bates, Sean Gent and Alex Patterson adding the other three for Hazlerigg. Darren Percy scored twice for Bedlington.
Blyth Town Reserves ended a difficult spell of late with a good 2-0 win over Stobswood Welfare, who slip to fourth in the table. Sam Watts scored both of the goals for Town.
Ryton and Crawcrook Albion Reserves won for the fourth game in a row, beating Newcastle Medicals 4-0. Chris Henderson, David Kings and Michael Robinson were amongst the goalscorers.