Silksworth closing gap at top after an easy win; WEARSIDE LEAGUE.
SILKSWORTH CW moved to within two points of Wearside League leaders Horden CW with a comfortable home win over Durham United.
Nathan Renton, Adam Storey and Adam Cullen all found the net for Will Crew's side as they claimed a 3-0 win at Welfare Park.
Darlington Town moved into third place after they put nine goals past out of form Farringdon Detached. Liam Jarvie led the way with a clinical hat-trick and there were single goals from Alex Nelson, Ethan Harker, Sam England, Karl Hewitt, Jim Wilson and Kieron Voss as Town continued their impressive start to the season.
And Gateshead Leam Rangers also shone once again as they claimed all three points from their visit to FC Hartlepool.
Liam McVicar, Anthony Brewis and Jordan McClarence all scored as Rangers came from behind to secure a 3-1 win after Anthony Gardner's overhead kick had put the hosts ahead inside the opening three minutes.
Levi Collins and Alex MacBeth both hit hat-tricks as Boldon CA romped to a 7-0 win at Second Division side Durham City Reserves in round one of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup.
Coxhoe Athletic secured their first win under new manager Elliott Cutts as Jordan Gibson scored twice and Brad Thompson hit a hat-trick, as their side saw off West Auckland Tunns in the preliminary round of the Shipowners Charity Cup.
Marc Ruddock and Phil Hayes were also on target as Athletic breezed to a 7-2 victory at Beechfield Park.
A stunning first-half display from Richmond Town laid the foundations for their 6-0 home win against Windscale in the same stage of the competition.
The North Yorkshire outfit were four goals up at the interval thanks to a James Moohan header, a goal from Dylan Wardale and a Ben Darville brace.
Adam Walker and Wardale's second of the day rounded off a fine display from the hosts at Earls Orchard.
A late David Doughty goal helped league leaders Horden CW edge through in their Shipowners Charity Cup Round One tie at Annfield Plain.
The hosts took the lead on 75 minutes with a goal from Carlos Malpass, but it was Horden that progress thanks to an equaliser from Peter Crawford and Doughty's injury-time winner.
And goals from Josh Houghton and Kieran Storey ensured that Hebburn Town Reserves also made it through to round two with a 2-0 win at Second Division side Sunderland TC Plastics.