Leaders Willington WMC and Middlestone Moor both had maximum points prior to today's clash and they maintained their unbeaten records in a 0-0 draw. "Fiesty, with three red cards, but a decent game" was the verdict of Willington's Stephen Howe. Danny Wright put Stanhope ahead at Evenwood but they trailed 3-1 at half time to a Nathan Smith pair and Jamie Lamb. Vinny Gascoigne-Allen pulled it back to 3-2 and five goals from Sam Green earned Stanhope an unlikely win. 17 year old ref Jack Dunn earned praise from Clem. Jack's father Ian will be remembered by as a player for several teams in the Crook area and if the column's memory is correct he was also secretary of Stanley United. Ferryhill picked up their first league win in shading a close encounter at Wynyard 4-3. Shane Todd (2), Cameron Black and Brad Wilkinson earned Ferryhill their victory while Max Tennant, Peter Harbron and James Haughton replied for The Stables. The match between Stanley Town and Newton Aycliffe Royal Telegraph was closely fought but Telegraph held out for a 2-1 win. Liam Ridley was the Stanley marksman while Jake Cane and Glenn Hendrix bagged the goals that took Telegraph top - a point clear of Heighington. "A fantastic game " reports Stanley Sec Ryan Young. Wolsingham progressed in the Alan Britton Memorial Trophy with a 4-0 win at home to Crook Wanderers. Dagan Taylor bagged a brace with further Wolsingham goals courtesy of Jake McKellar and Tyler Hutchinson.