The Tyneside Amateur League’s top two both completed a win double this week to continue their private battle for the title.
Hazlerigg Victory continue to plunder goals galore, smashing home 13 times across their two matches, while Gosforth Bohemian Reserves continue chalking up victories in pursuit.
Hazlerigg put nine past Wardley in midweek, with their visitors from South Tyneside netting twice. Dale Pearson was the man of the moment once again, scoring five times, with Wyn Fremlin bagging a brace and Richard Coulson also scoring. Aaron Chaters was on target twice for Wardley.
Kurt Blacklock then celebrated a pair when they beat Forest Hall YPC 4-1 on Saturday, with Fremlin and Pearson again on the scoresheet.
Bohs came through two tighter contests with the same return, first beating North Shields Athletic Reserves 2-1 with goals from Pete Gadsden and Stephen Salter, Dan Haggerston netting for Athletic.
Then goals from Colin McLaughlin and Paul Mulhearn saw them past Blyth Town Reserves 2-0.
The other club to pick up six points in the week was Ryton and Crawcrook Albion Reserves, who have quietly moved up to fifth with eight wins in ten matches.
They travelled to Forest Hall YPC in midweek and returned with a 3-0 win, with Martin Best, David Kings and Daniel Marston on target.
A second away trip then resulted in another victory, 2-1 at Newcastle East End.
Blyth Town Reserves and Newcastle East End had the consolation of a point apiece in their midweek meeting. Nathaniel Lynn scored for Town, with Robert Stephenson earning East End a treasured point.
Wardley meanwhile completed a week to forget with a 4-1 loss at Newcastle Chemfica Reserves despite a goal from Bradley Nicholson. Domingues Adoa, Daniel Kenny, Steven Spence and Ellis Bowman netted for Fica.
West Jesmond returned a decent four-point haul from their week’s endeavours, including a 3-3 draw at in-form Lindisfarne Custom Planet Reserves. Mark Emmerson (2) and Stephen Callaghan netted for Jesmond, with Ryan Fenwick, Cal Floyd and Adam Gourley scoring for Lindy.
Goals from Richard Peppiatt (2) and Callaghan again saw Jesmond record a solid 3-0 success over Ponteland United Reserves.
Stobswood Welfare beat Lindisfarne 3-2 on Saturday, with Jack Ashcroft, Robert Baker and Matthew Reid their marksmen. Liam Shanley and Louis Strasser netted in vain for Lindy.