TONY Lancaster spearheaded Hexham Phoenix as they returned to action with goals in their eyes.

The man of the match hit a treble as Phoenix put seven without reply past a Haydon Bridge Social Club which hadn't played in seven weeks.

Kurtis Harvey helped himself to a double, while Lewis Loughhead and Owen Murtough also registered. Hal Hodkinson was named star man for Bridge.

In the only other game in Division One, Wark picked up a valuable three points as they welcomed Crawcrook Fox and Hounds to the North Tyne. Liam Anderson scored twice and Will Forsyth and Jonny Herdman also netted for Wark, who had Ryan Potts impressing.

League leaders Bardon Mill Bowes Lyons were in impressive form as they travelled to Prudhoe Halfway House in the Presidents Cup, a 6-1 victory seeing them ease past the first round. Dan Kirkup scored twice and Greg Irwin, Jack Barker, Dan Parker and Ollie Cartwright got one each, while Mark Robson was man of the match.

FC Ryton were big winners in the John Pickworth League Cup as they thumped Division Two rivals Barrasford 7-1. Jack Henderson and Liam Garrett both hit hat-tricks, with Matthew Plummer getting the other, while Taylor Havery was man of the match. For Barrasford, Ben Proudlock netted a consolation and Gary Nixon was named star man.

Steven Henderson, Jordan Philips and Lewi Gowans produced the goals which secured a slender 3-2 victory for Halfway House United over Heddon U23 in Division Two. Man of the match Callum Wright and Terry Hall hit counters for Heddon.

A double from Syd Musgrave and a star display from Cater Laidler wasn't enough for Heddon United Reserves as they lost 5-2 at home to Hexhamshire. Quibell scored twice and Alex Martin, James Percival and Armstrong once each, while Harris was man of the match for the victors.

FIXTURES. Presidents Cup: Halfway United v Hexham Phoenix. Division One: Bardon Mill v Heddon; Wark v Riding Mill; Haydon Bridge v Halfway House; Crawcrookv Haltwhistle. Division Two: Hexhamshire v FC Ryton; Heddon U23 v Barrasford; UpThe Street v Heddon Res.