In the Seaham Local derby, it was Seaham Town who came out on top with a 2-1 home win against Seaham Mallard.

The Town were in front after five minutes when John Dobinson rounded the keeper before slipping the ball in from an acute angle. A cracking shot by Ross Pinder from 25 yards gave the Town a 2-0 lead, before Michael Wellburn scored a consolation goal for the Mallard.

Belford House beat Whitehill FC 2-0 to go top of the league. A cracking header by Kenny Taylor opened the scoring and a fine shot into the bottom corner of the net by John Cogger gave Belford the deserved victory.

Two goals from John Forshaw and another from Tony Clark were enough for Gateshead A as they beat Ebchester FC 3-1 at home.

Coxhoe Athletic went down 2-1 at home to Hartlepool Town in the semi-fnal of the Clem Smith Bowl. Coxhoe, with the wind behind them in the first half, did not capitalise after having most of the play, and went in 0-0 at half time. In the second half, Hartlepool were pressuring Coxhoe's defence from the start and took a deserved lead after 60 minutes. A poor clearance by Coxhoe's keeper was returned into the penalty area for Jeff Cooper who slipped the ball past the keeper. Coxhoe drew level ten minutes later, a nice through ball from Andrew Richards found Dean Smithson who hammered home from the edge of the box. When Coxhoe pushed forward for the winner, a long clearance by Hartlepool defender

Over Coxhoe's defence allowed Chris Birkbeck to run onto the ball and hammer home the winner.

Brandon Prince Bishop beat Simonside SC 4-0 at home in the semi-final of the Clem Smith Bowl.

Shildon Railway won an entertaining South Durham Bowl quarter final tie 5-2 against Heighington. Terry Gillan made it 1-0 for Shildon after three minutes. Andrew Singlewood then made a solo run from the half way line, before dummying the Heighington keeper to make it 2-0. A brace from Andy Hetherington levelled the score for Heighington. Kevin Hamilton scored a second brace to make it 4-2 to Shildon then another from Neil Robinson sealed it for the Railway.

* With the resignation of Durham City reserves because of financial difficulties the league will operate with 14 clubs for the rest of the season. All their matches and results are omitted and league table adjusted.

Saturday's results: Belford House F.C. 2 Whitehill F.C. 0; Durham Victoria Bridge 0 Durham University F.C. 5; Gateshead A 3 Ebchester F.C. 1; Seaham Town C.F.C. 2 Seaham Mallard 1.

Clem Smith Bowl semi-final: Brandon Prince Bishop 4 Simonside S.C. 0; Coxhoe Athletic 1 Hartlepool Town 2.

South Durham Bowl round two: Shildon Railway F.C. 5 Heighington 2

TOMORROW'S FIXTURES (2pm): Durham University v Gateshead A, Durham Victoria Bridge v Ebchester FC, Seaham Mallard v Belford House

Washington Aged Peoples Trophy quarter final (1.30pm): Shildon Railway v Simonside SC

Washington Aged Peoples Trophy semi-final (1.30pm): Hartlepool Town v Coxhoe Athletic

South Durham Bowl (1.30pm): Brandon Prince Bishop v West Auck. Queens Head

Sacriston Aged Miners Trophy (1.30pm): Whitehill FC v Howdon le Wear Australia, Seaham Town v Newton Aycliffe