AARON Hardy's having a party as Haltwhistle Jubilee extended their lead at the top of Division One.

The Jubes star man is currently the league's top scorer on nine goals after shining in another high-scoring Haltwhistle performance.

The lack of fans in the Premier League has seen teams create mouth watering scorelines, and the league leaders are no different.

Haltwhistle made the 117 mile round trip to Red Row Welfare, near Amble, on a very wet afternoon. And the blues went 1-0 up inside the first minute through a thunderous Irwin strike.

Red Row remained in the game, however, and continued creating chances but the side failed to test the Haltwhistle goal.

Irwin added a second as he decided to have his own goal of the season competition in the first half as his second strike was even better than the first.

Playing in tough conditions, both teams battled hard to maintain possession and create changes and Haltwhistle's luck soon paid off once again.

Top scorer Hardy effectively slotted the ball past the Red Row goalkeeper to settle the contest. A fourth, with thanks to good play from Barker, and fifth Haltwhistle goal followed in quick succession, and ensured Hardy secured his hat-trick.

Red Row continued to battle and were rewarded for their dogged determination with a consolation goal, but neither the weather or the late goal could dampen the Jubes spirits as they made it six wins in six games, scoring 26 goals and conceding only nine.

Haltwhistle welcome third-placed Cramlington to the Burn on Saturday.

Prudhoe lead the Division One top scorers chart, but conceding three more goals than Tyne Valley rivals Haltwhistle sees them sit in second place.

The Seniors didn't feature in the Division One fixture list last weekend, though, as the side faced tough opposition in Burradon and New Fordley in the Northumberland FA Benevolent Bowl.

Both sides battled it out in a close game, but it was the Premier Division side who advance into the next round thanks to a 2-1 win.

Prudhoe can take pride in defeat, though, as James Reay added another goal to his season's tally, which includes five in Division One.

While their close rivals have a game in hand, Haltwhistle Jubilee and Prudhoe YC Seniors both maintain a six point lead at the top of the table.

Further action in the Northumberland FA Benevolent Bowl saw Ponteland United travel to Oakford Park to face Wallington. A game played in wild conditions finished with erratic circumstances as Wallington threw away their one goal advantage twice despite leading into the 93rd minute.

Newcastle's Florian Lejeune wasn't in black and white this time, though, as two Wallington players were sent off, gifting Ponteland two penalties in a minute to cancel out goals from Brad Richardson and Jordan Nellis.

The black and whites were victorious in the penalty shootout, winning 3-1, and advanced into the next round of the cup competition with confidence high.

Wallington sit in fourth place in the Premier Division on nine points, while Ponteland are placed in seventh on six points.

Hexham FC vs Hebburn Town U23s in Division One was postponed.