RYHOPE CW, aiming to replicate last season’s wonderful achievement when they won the championship and the three domestic cup competitions, continue to lead the table following Saturday’s five-goal rout of Peterlee Town.
It was just about all over for the visitors when they conceded goals to John Harrison (2) and Nathan O’Neil inside the opening 35 minutes.
O’Neil then completed a hat-trick during the second period.
Redcar Athletic stay second and they too were in scoring mode at home to Prudhoe Town, whose only reply came from Kevin Robinson. James Kesterton (3), Richie Playforth (2), Billy Millington, Lance Skelton and Sam Young took Redcar’s tally to eight.
Stockton Town are still unbeaten since August but had to settle for a point in a goalless draw with Darlington Cleveland Bridge.
They remain third since fourth-placed Willington were well beaten by Sunderland West End, whose marksmen were Brad Foster, Stephen Bogie and Jamie Fryett.
Willington’s Jason White and West End’s Lloyd Conlan were simultaneously sent off in the 25th minute.
After leaking two first-half goals to Andrew Wilkinson and Grant Pressling, Gateshead Leam Rangers mounted a second-half rally against Jarrow. Andrew Robson reduced the deficit from the penalty spot and Robert Allen levelled with a tremendous 35-yard shot.
In the last minute, though, Jarrow clinched victory with a penalty by Stephen Stephenson. Stephen Robinson, who had handled on the line, was sent off.
Dale Wells and Paul Robertson, who returned to the side following a year out, were Ashbrooke Belford House’s matchwinners against Annfield Plain, while second-bottom Silksworth Rangers claimed a useful point at Wolviston.
Leon Symonds fired the Wearsiders in front and Chris Moore levelled with a direct free-kick.
Robbie Fowler and Michael Dickinson were Cleator Moor Celtic’s scorers at Coxhoe Athletic.