PRUDHOE YC Seniors enter the Covid-enforced break leading the way in Division One as they returned to winning ways.

After a run of three defeats and a draw from their past four games in all competition, it was back to their early season form as they defeated Wallsend Boys Club 2-0.

Despite playing the last half hour with just 10 men, they saw out the game as goals from Adam Bell and Matty Robinson put them in a commanding position.

Prudhoe were thankful for the efforts of man of the match goalkeeper Ryan Chambers too as his star performance saw his side keep its first clean sheet of the campaign.

They are three points ahead of second placed Haltwhistle Jubilee who dropped their first points of the season.

After six straight successes in the league, they were held to a goalless on their travels to Whitley Bay Sporting Club.

They too had their goalkeeper to thank as Liam Blair pulled off a great stop from a penalty kick to keep the scores level.

Haltwhistle remain favourites for the title as they have three games in hand over rivals Prudhoe.

Hexham jumped up to fourth spot in the table as they put four goals without reply past hosts Whitburn & Cleadon.

The game was reversed due to the Wentworth being waterlogged, and they were one goal to the good after 15 minutes when Dylan Mabunu found the back of the net.

They went into the break two goals ahead as Robbie Pattison netted after some good work involving Owen Murtough and brothers Will and Hamish Forsyth.

The crucial third goal came when Owen Murtough got his fifth league goal of the campaign, before the scoring was rounded off by Callum Duncan who slotted home from the penalty spot.

It could have been five as Hexham were awarded another penalty but Kurtis Harvey was kept out by the home goalkeeper.

Wallington were knocked off top spot in the Premier Division as their game with rivals Ponteland United was postponed due to the weather.

The Greens had become unlikely leaders of the top tier of the Alliance but were leapfrogged by Cullercoats and AFC Killingworth as they dropped to third spot.

Meanwhile, United are in the bottom half of the table as they fell two places to ninth as a result of their inactivity.

A Lutfur Karim goal was enough to earn Ponteland United Reserves all three points fro their home game with Spittal Rovers in Division Two.

Jordan Allin was named man of the match for United who won for the third time in the league this season.

l In the North East Combination League, Prudhoe YC Development slumped to their third defeat in a row in Division One. They went down 3-1 to Ashington Oaks, seeing them slide to fourth bottom in the division after just two victories from their opening six encounters.