BARRASFORD boosted their chances of beating the drop from Division One with victory over relegation threatened Mickley Social Club.

Goals from Gary Nixon, Marc Nixon, Bobby Oliver and man of the match Dan Stokoe secured the 4-1 triumph, with Stefan Rainbow hitting a consolation and Craig Moffat named man of the match for Mickley.

Haydon Bridge Anchor are all but down after they lost 5-1 at home to Hexham Phoenix. Tom Hacking scored two and he was joined on the scoresheet by man of the match James Stokoe, Kurtis Harvey and Luke Parkinson, as well as Bridge’s Mark Elliott. Tom Anderson was named man of the match.

Bardon Mill Bowes Lyons continued their quest for the title as doubles from Rob Hayes and Dan Kirkup, and a single from Jack Currah saw them to a 5-0 win against Crawcrook Fox and Hounds. Thomas Wilkie was named star man, with Daniel Farmer earning Crawcrook’s equivalent.

Heddon St Andrew’s hopes of clinching the Division Two title were boosted as they edged Riding Mill 2-1 courtesy of strikes from Will Hedley and Dan Walker, and a man of the match display from Dan Fleming. Mill’s star man Jamie Peel got their goal.

Goals from Adam Pogson, Michael Williams and Nathan Moore earned Wylam Black Bull a 3-1 victory over Rose and Crown Bellingham, who had Lee Rand on target and Phil Suckling impressing. Jordan Phillips starred for Bull. Karl Connon scored twice and Andrew Christie and Abtin Zafarani once each as Ponteland Village edged out Ponteland United Stamfordham 4-3. Richard Irwin was man of the match.

In the R&R Hands competition, Ryton Michelangelo’s defeated Division One side Haltwhistle Railway in a nine-goal thriller. Goals from Martin Howe (2), man of the match Jordan Watson, Craig Stobbs and Nathan Reed secured the 5-4 victory, with Haltwhistle’s goals coming from man of the match James Charteries, Michael Telford, Scott Jacobsen and Billy Rogan. A double from Nathan Kirk saw Hexham Hearts defeat Hexhamshire 2-1, with Luke Winter hitting Shire’s reply. James Yeend and Josh Dodwell were the respective men of the match.

Strikes from Brad Rogers, Ryan Newbrook, Sam Mannion, Sam Moore and an own goal secured a 5-0 win for Prudhoe Town over Crawcrook Social Club. Ste Forster was man of the match.