STOCKSFIELD’S Eddie Brazier hit a double as the Griffins rose from the ashes of their recent bad run to beat Blyth Town 5-2.
Brazier was joined on the score sheet by Wayne Stewart, Graham Wilson and Robert Bergsland. David Atkinson and Jonny Mann netted for Blyth.
While Stocksfield breathed a sigh of relief, they are starting to sweat down the road at Wark.
Bottom side Cramlington Town are battling hard and Dan Branley and Dan Neary scored in their victory. Ian Rogerson netting for Wark.
Murton have given themselves a real chance of beating the drop recently but they went down 1-0 to Carlisle City, with Jamie Heath netting.
Rutherford also went down 1-0 as Ryan Errington won it for Harraby, who were reduced to ten-man when their keeper was sent off.
Ashington Colliers had David Brown and Simon Cunningham on target as they drew 2-2 at Percy Main Amateurs. Goals from Malcolm Morien and Jason Ritchie pegged them back twice.
Seaton Delaval Amateurs had gone 12 games unbeaten but it proved unlucky 13 at Walker Central.
Nabby Benny shot Central ahead after three minutes and Grant Kershaw added two more before half time. Steven Howes netted the consolation on the hour.
Lawrence McKenna hit a hat-trick for Heaton Stannington as they beat Shankhouse 3-1. David Dormand scored for the visitors.
It finished honours even in the top of the table title clash between Alnwick Town and Ponteland United.
Dean Gate shot Ponteland ahead, but Tony Brown levelled within two minutes and Kevin Elliott netted a second for Alnwick five minutes before the break.
Paul Hodgson made it all square again soon after the interval.
Northern Alliance sides Swalwell and Wallsend Town meet in the Pin Point Recruitment Amateur Cup Final at South Newsham Playing Fields, Blyth today. Kick-off is 11am.