SEATON Delaval have had three wins and three defeats in their Northern Alliance Premier Division opening games.
Grant Kershaw’s early opener gave Seaton Delaval the advantage against Killingworth Sporting and Danny McGuire added number two with six minutes to go.
Walker Central were handed a lesson in finishing as they crashed 4-0 in the East End derby with Heaton Stannington.
The game was goalless at the break and Central almost broke the deadlock as they rattled the crossbar.
Within seconds they found themselves trailing as Ben Telford fired the opener in the 67th minute.
Gary Yates doubled the Heaton advantage in the 79th minute. The score was made to look even more emphatic as Kevin Carr netted in the last minute and Lee Johnson added a fourth deep into stoppage time for the League Cup holders, who look like serious title contenders this season.
Stocksfield are bottom but showed great character to come from 4-2 down to salvage a point against Ponteland United.
Steven Foster hit a hat-trick for the Griffins, the third coming just two minutes from the final whistle.
United looked on easy street as Max Turner and Harry Tulip put them 2-0 up in 23 minutes.
Foster pulled one back, but Kevin McGorie made it 3-1 before the interval.
Ben Dibb-Fuller reduced the deficit in the 58th minute, but Gavin Wood added a fourth for Pont seven minutes later.
The clock was ticking into the last 10 minutes when Foster's late double completed an amazing fightback.
Karl Garside drilled in a free- kick which was deflected off the wall and wrong-footed the Shankhouse goalkeeper to give Murton a 20th-minute lead. Steven Thornton levelled in the 32nd minute, but second-half strikes from Martin Peace and Tom Wilkie earned the County Durham lads the points.
Harraby’s Dan Anderton drilled a free-kick from an acute angle into the roof of the net to give them the advantage against Hebburn Reyrolle.
However, the visitors were left stunned four minutes from time in an evenly-balanced encounter as Channon North’s goal-bound eight-yard cushioned volley was superbly saved by Andy Casson.
Harraby’s new American signing Sean Riley powered a header home from 15 yards to seal the points in stoppage time.
Michael Bowman fired an Ashley Smyth cross into the net from close range in the fourth minute as Percy Main got off to a superb start at Blyth Town.
A Jason Ritchie corner sparked a goalmouth scramble with Tony Browell on hand to prod in number two in the 37th minute.
Bowman scored from another corner five minutes later.