And Tweedmouth Rangers did their chances no harm with a convincing 5-1 over close rivals Wansbeck, which sees Rangers move up a place to third in the table.
Tweedmouth got off to a great start with Graham Steele setting them on their way with the first goal after 15 minutes and another from Gary Robertson saw Rangers go in at half time 2-0 up.
Michael Freathy pulled a goal back early in the second half for Wansbeck but further goals from Sean Simpson, Gary Robertson with his second and Ashley Pendrich saw Rangers run out comfortable winners.
In the only other game in Division One a Connor Davidson goal saw bottom of the table Highfields United lead Red Row Welfare at half time. This lead remained right up until the 88th minute but two late goals from Dan Palmer saw Red Row Welfare return south with all three points.
In Division Two the Championship and promotion places are still up for grabs with the top three being covered by two points.
Springhill did their goal difference the world of good with a crushing 15-0 victory over Embleton WR.
Springhill’s goals came courtesy of Martin Bell with two, Michael Antcliffe with one, Chris Jenkins with five and Paul Johnson with seven.
Belford who had been leading the Division for most of the season were held 1-1 at Alnmouth, where John Briggs had given the home side the lead in the first half but an own goal from Andrew Lazenby saw Belford leave with a point.
Tweedmouth Harrow and Craster Rovers shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Goals from Johnny Blythe and James Woolett made it 1-1 at the break. Tweedmouth missed a penalty before Kurt Yule put the Harrow back in front with a screamer from 25 yards, but Kyle Lowes netted a late equaliser for Craster.