BY forging clear in the title race, Bardon Mill Bowes Lyons all but confirmed the relegation of west Tynedale rivals Haydon Bridge Anchor.

Barring a double figure victory in their final game of the season, Bridge cannot move off the foot of the Division One table after they went down 3-0 at neighbouring Mill.

The league leaders made it 10 wins from 10 in the league courtesy of goals from Neil McDonald, Mark Robson and Rob Hayes, with Andrew Below starring. Kieran MacMillan was named the visitors’ man of the match.

Barrasford boosted their hopes of a top half finish by defeating Crawcrook Fox and Hounds 5-3, with thanks largely to a hat-trick from man of the match Marc Nixon.

Gary Pigg and Jack Muncer joined him on the scoresheet, with Crawcrook’s man of the match Ben Coulson, Alex Skelton and Sam Crossley getting Fox’s goals.

Riding Mill battled from two goals down to move up to third in Division Two.

Star man Jamie Peel netted the winner after teammates Dale Graham and Dale Dodds cancelled out strikes from Steven Henderson and Sam Wilkinson for hosts Wylam Black Bull.

Heddon St Andrews are the new leaders as they put three without reply past bottom club Ponteland United Stamfordham.

Dan Fleming, Will Hedley and Dave Green got the goals, while Elliot Price was named man of the match. Matty Glendinning earned the home team’s equivalent.

A double from Dan Brookwell and goals from man of the match Ian Armstrong and Jordan O’Neill guided Ponteland Village to a 4-0 victory over Hexham Hearts, who had James Yeend starring.

Goals from Stu Sproul and Connor Dickinson, as well as a man of the match display from Billy Rogan, saw Haltwhistle Railway to a 2-0 success over Prudhoe Town in the R&R Hands Trophy, while Ryton Michelangelo’s stuffed Division Two rivals Hexhamshire 8-0.