HALTWHISTLE Jubilee’s stay at the the top of Division One was curtailed by a broken leg to their tower of strength defender, Jack Currah.

The centre half was seriously injured in the 80th minute of Haltwhistle’s game with fellow title candidates Cramlington United, resulting in the fixture being abandoned.

The Jubes were leading 2-1 at the time and that result would have been enough to send the team clear at the top of the division, after Tynedale rivals Prudhoe Youth Club Seniors dropped points for the first time this season.

It was a close fought game with Cramlington edging the first half, turning around one goal to the good.

But Halty levelled midway through the second half through substitute Jack Barker, before Currah himself netted to put his side’s noses in front.

However, the game wasn’t to reach its finale due to the injury.

Prudhoe remain top of the tree as they maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign.

However, they were unable to make it seven wins from seven as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Whitley Bay Sporting Club.

James Reay scored their goal while Mark McMeekin was named man of the match.

They are one point ahead of Haltwhistle having played one league more.

Hexham jumped up to fifth spot in the table following their convincing victory away to FC United of Newcastle.

They were made to work hard for their three points, enjoying a slender 3-2 advantage at the half time break.

However, they stepped up through the gears after the break and United had no response to their three second half strikes.

Wallington are sitting pretty in joint second in the Premier Division after maintaining their excellent start to the season.

They have lost just once from their opening fixtures and they were again in fine form as they defeated guests Percy Main Amateurs 4-1.

Striker Jordan Nellis got the ball rolling and his double put the Greens two goals to the good.

Michael Angus and Tom Truscott then netted to take the score to 4-0 before Percy pulled a goal back from the penalty spot.

Two early defensive errors proved costly for Premier rivals Ponteland United as they went down 3-2 at Gateshead Rutherford.

The hosts were 3-1 ahead at the break and managed to hold on to the three points despite a spirited fight back from United.

Ponteland United Reserves remain in the top half of Division Two as neither they nor sixth placed Ellington could find the breakthrough during the goalless draw.

In the North East Combination League, Prudhoe Youth Club Development were unable to keep the pressure on the chasing pack in Division One as they went down 3-1 to Gosforth Bohemians B.

A depleted Prudhoe side were behind after just two minutes but got themselves back on level terms before the half hour when Wilson found the back of the net.

But Gosforth regained the lead five minutes later before firing home the decisive third with 15 left on the clock. Midfielder Shaun Heads was named man of the match for the Development side.

Heddon United have still only played two games in Division Two but will be hopeful their game away to Hebburn Involve Reserves at the weekend goes ahead.