AMBLE United's Sean Taylor netted a double in a 3-2 derby verdict at Stobswood Welfare in Division One of the Northern Alliance.
Brett Robertson notched the other, while Kevin Bell and Adam Shanks were on target for the home side – who are now deep in relegation trouble.
Meanwhile, Forest Hall, who had not claimed three points all season, have now won two games on the bounce. Goals from Michael Reay, Darren Henderson and Alan Kelly gave them a huge boost in their relegation battle as they stunned Gosforth Bohemians 3-1.
Craig Allen scored for Bohs, who are now looking nervously over their shoulders at the drop zone themselves.