A BRACE for Sam Dibb-Fuller was among many highlights for Prudhoe YC Seniors as they maintained their charge in Northern Alliance Division One.

Prudhoe defeated top five outfit Bedlington 5-0 in strong winds to remain second in the league table.

After winning the toss, the hosts chose to use the wind to their advantage in the opening period, and pinned their opponents in their own half for the most part.

Danny Driver headed Prudhoe in front after just five minutes, after connecting with a long throw from Aaron Ridley.

On 15 minutes, Arron Fletcher, who has missed much of the season due to injury, doubled their advantage after running on to a through ball from Dibb-Fuller.

Bedlington did manage the occasional foray forward, and Prudhoe keeper Thomas White got down well to his left to deny an away attack.

On the half hour mark, David Burns got past two defenders before crossing low for Dibb-Fuller, who converted from six yards.

The latter almost scored a second on the stroke of half time, but he fired just past the left hand post.

Dibb-Fuller’s brace came on 55 minutes when he met a Matty Robinson cross with a half volley and found the net from eight yards to make it 4-0.

The fifth and final goal came on the hour mark. Following a period of sustained pressure when Harry Mitchell played a clever one-two with Dibb-Fuller before finishing from close range.

Despite playing against the wind in the second half, Prudhoe continued to play attractive and effective football throughout.