Hexham recorded a confident 4-1 win over Whitley Bay in the Northern Alliance League Reeves Independent First Division.

Kick-off saw both teams clearly up for an entertaining game with Hexham and Whitley Bay applying pressure right from the off.

However, after just two minutes Hexham took the lead thanks to a strike by Kurtis Harvey assisted by Owen Murtough.

At 10 minutes a second goal from Kurtis Harvey from a corner played by Owen Murtough was disallowed as the ball made contact with the referee due to him being in the box.

Both teams continued to apply the pressure for the remainder of the first half with good attempts at goal by Kurtis Harvey, Matty Kilby, Owen Murtough and Mark Nixon but the score remained 1-0 at the half time whistle.

The second half started off high paced again with Hexham clearly demonstrating their desire to score the next goal.

This came after 48 minutes when Matty Kilby followed up Harvey's lead with a second goal, assisted by Owen Murtough.

This saw Whitley Bay up the ante with increased pressure now being applied on the Hexham side.

And on 56 minutes they made that pressure pay, sending one past the Hexham keeper.

Ever determined to keep the lead Hexham upped their game yet again, with fresh legs on the pitch and on 63 minutes, Kieran Robley scored a third goal for Hexham assisted by Lewis Loughhead.

Nine minutes later and Matty Kilby followed this up with a fourth, assisted by Kurtis Harvey. Man of the match went to Matty Kilby.

Prudhoe Youth Club FC climbed up to fourth in the Bay Plastics Premier Division with a 2-0 victory against Ponteland United, a fifth win from seven games in their first season in the top flight and they have only conceded nine goals in the process.

Craig Fairley and Sam Dibb-Fuller scored with Matty Robinson being named man of the match.

In contrast, this was a fifth defeat in eight games for Ponteland United, who have scored a meagre total of six goals all season.

Wallington bounced back from last week’s defeat against Haltwhistle Jubilee with a comprehensive 4-0 home win over Seaton Delaval AFC.

Defenders, Jack Palmer (2) and Lewis Bateman were on the score-sheet along with striker, John Paxton. Team-mates, Justin Millican, Josh Willis and Jack Palmer completed a busy weekend by taking part in Sunday’s Great North Run.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Haltwhistle Jubilee’s home match against bottom of the table Whitley Bay Reserves was postponed.