THE LEAGUE champions may have already secured the title, but the season is far from over.

Tyne Valley teams in the West Tyne League continue to jostle for positions on the league table with the final matches of the season ahead.

Humshaugh and Newton - two sides battling for the second league position - faced each other in a fiery contest.

Looking to build on the previous week’s victory over Matfen, Newton were put into bat by Humshaugh.

Openers Brown and Lee looked to get the away side off to a positive start, but tight bowling from Humshaugh openers Williamson and Will Forster saw Brown fall for eight.

However Newton failed to push in a positive manner and only scored 23 runs in 14 overs, including one wicket and four maidens

At 32-2 after 17 overs, a positive partnership was needed by the Cows batsmen to post some sort of challenging total, but failed to materialise.

In a six over spell, Newton were reduced to 46-7 before finishing 66 all out. Opener Lee top scored with 22, with Murphy and Ridley taking the final three wickets for Humshaugh.

The Humshaugh chase of 66 only took them 10.2 overs to chase down with Crawford (26) and Straker (35) hitting the ball the field at will.

Humshaugh took all 20 points and sit in fourth position with Newton in fifth.

Haltwhistle moved to third position after a victory over Belsay by six wickets.

It only took 27.2 overs for last season’s champions to reach the 128 score set by Belsay after initially winning the toss.

Haltwhistle received 19 points and Belsay received five.

Wylam’s dismal season continued with a four-wicket loss against Mitford. A promising 45 not out from opener Mark Wilson wasn’t enough to see the side to victory after posting 97-7 in 35 overs.

Wylam received four points and sit in 10th position.

Hexham Leazes remain in second place on 132 points after six wins and three losses.

Fighting for a top five position, Stamfordham are in sixth place on 110 points behind Newton on 114 with a game in hand.

Matfen remain bottom on 47 points after one win and four losses.