IT was a super seven from Prudhoe YC as they eased past Rothbury 7-2 to cement their lead at the top of the first division.

The win came as the third successive victory for the club in the hands of new manager Joe Kendrick.

The former Newcastle United youth prospect and Republic of Ireland U21 representative immediately set his sights on achieving promotion after taking over the role in June.

Prudhoe YC Seniors were well poised for promotion to the Premier Division of the Alliance last season, but their pursuit of the step up ended in disappointment as the campaign was declared null and void.

Keen to build upon their impressive form Prudhoe have raced out the blocks in the first three weeks with six different goalscorers last weekend.

Two goals from Adam Bell added to the home side's brutal dismantling of Rothbury, but it was current top scorer Arron Fletcher who received the Prudhoe man of the match.

Scoring 11 and conceding five in the first three games, an eventful season is on the horizon for the red and blacks.

Prudhoe will host fifth-placed side Red Row Welfare on Saturday as they look to extend their unbeaten run.

In a close second on goal difference, Haltwhistle Jubilee continue to impress in their debut season in the first division, while continually improving.

The home side were treated to a strong turn out of diehard Jubes supporters at The Burn as the side defeated Bedlington FC 5-3.

Leading 4-2 at half time, defenders Paul Wilson and Jack Currah both hit the net twice as Bedlington struggled to deal with the quality of balls being put into their box.

Bedlington reduced the lead to one on 77 minutes, creating a nervy finish, but with five minutes remaining the skipper Mark Robson became scorer instead of creator as his looping header from a Barker cross sealed all three points.

Jack Currah received man of the match for a dominating performance in both boxes, which saw Jubes score all four goals from headers.

Gosforth Bohemians are the next side to travel to The Burn as Haltwhistle Jubilee look to strengthen their position at the top.

After a win and a defeat in the first two games, Hexham could only draw 2-2 in a tight match against Seaton Burn.

Callum Duncan is well placed in the golden boot standings with three goals from three games.

Hexham travel to Cramlington United on Saturday, a team who they fell victim to in the semi finals of the Northumberland FA Minor Cup in March.

In the Premier Division, Wallington suffered their first defeat of the season after winning their first two games.

Travelling to first-placed side AFC Killingworth the Greens faced an uphill battle from the start and struggled to a 4-1 defeat.

However Jordan Nellis's three goals provide a positive sign of things to come for the season.

Ponteland United sit in tenth place of the premier division, however did not play last weekend.

Despite Lutfur Karim netting four goals so far this season, Ponteland United Reserves suffered their second defeat of the season.

Still searching for their first win after two losses and one draw, the black and whites host Wideopen and District on Saturday.