HALTWHISTLE Jubilee cruised to a 6-0 win at Wideopen to put themselves in a commanding position in Northern Alliance Division Two.

The emphatic victory took the Jubes three points clear at the top of the league, with a game in hand over nearest challengers AFC Newbiggin and Cramlington Town.

And it was a fitting way to end an emotional week, following the death of club chairman Malcolm Hind.

Malcolm - a key figure behind the scenes as the Jubes made the transition from Sunday league football to a competitive Northern Alliance outfit - would have been proud of Saturday’s entertaining six-goal display.

Scott Jacobsen gave Haltwhistle the lead in a first half which was largely short of incident.

But the visitors saved their best for the second half. They turned on the style with five goals from three of their regular marksmen.

Jack Barker followed up his hat-trick the previous week with a brace, while Greg Irwin also helped himself to a pair of goals.

Kieran Robley also got himself on the scoresheet.

Despite their exploits in the league, Haltwhistle will turn their attention to cup action on Saturday. They will host Cullercoats U21 in the Northumberland FA Minor Cup.

It’s the start of a run of four consecutive home games for a side which usually attracts a good turnout of supporters at the Burn.