Spennymoor Town moved into third position in the Ebac Northern League First Division with a 3-1 win over Billingham Synthonia last night.
The visitors had the incentive of a fifth minute goal from Daniel Taylor, whose shot across goalkeeper James Briggs reached the net off the post.
Moors made it two on 36 minutes as Liam Henderson converted a penalty, awarded for a foul on Lewis Dodds and it was just about all over for the Teessiders when Taylor side-footed the ball into the net.
Just before the end, Joel Callander claimed a consolation goal for Synners. The win lifted Spennymoor to within four points of leaders Celtic Nation, with four games in hand on the latter.
Newton Aycliffe came from behind to defeat Sunderland RCA for whom former Aycliffe striker Gavin Barton opened the scoring after 44 minutes. He sprang the offside trap before slotting home.
Aycliffe stepped up a gear in the second period and after Jamie Owens levelled, Danny Lambert scored a fine individual goal for the winner eight minutes from time.
In Division Two, Willington won an eight-goals thriller at Stokesley SC with strikes from Adam Sakr (2), Mark Foster, Corey Nicholson and an own goal. Gary Redman (2) and Rhys Kelly replied for Stokesley.
Brandon United reached the second round of the Brooks Mileson Memorial Cup in an all-Second Division tie at Norton and Stockton Ancients. John Spence headed in following a short corner by Andrew Blackburn and Brandon doubled their lead in the 72nd minute with Alex Wilson completing a good move by Hunter Ogbunebo-Cyle.
The game was into the last minute as Dale Mulligan beat Brandon goalkeeper Dan Peterkin but his strike came too late to earn the home side extra-time.