League programme was depleted slightly due to cup commitments but nevertheless we had plenty of goals in the fixtures that took place.

After the heavy overnight rain the teams had to contend with pitch conditions deteriorating as the game progressed. Stillington The Royal had Darlington Travellers Rest as their opponents and with Peter Kitching in fine form in midfield controlled the first half going four goals up, in the second Travellers came more into the game thanks to some good keeping by Paul Scott but Royal ran out winners 7-2 in the end, Simon Hares hit a double with one each going to Mark Warnes, Shaun Campbell, Wayne Muldowney and Peter Kitching, Mark McClelland and Ryan Sandick replied for Travellers. Newton Aycliffe Navy Club and Darlington The Mowden had their usual hard tussle with the game being closer than the seven nil scoreline may suggest, it was the clinical finishing that counted, Ritchie Dodsworth was the main target man with four, Callum Rielly, Steve Thompson and a well struck free kick by John Mellis rounded off the scoring.

Shildon Elm Road WMC visited Bishopton Hoppers Transport and had things all their own way in the first half going in at the break six to the good, all credit to Hoppers they never stopped trying but couldn't stop Elm Road adding a further two to their score in the second. Richard Nash hit a hat trick with Carl Dawson hitting a pair, Stuart Hall Thomas Louden and birthday boy Daryl Meadows were Elm Roads scorers

Our two teams exited from the Durham Minor Cup in the quarter finals, Aycliffe Saints went down to Ferryhill Post Boy 4-1, Michael Cave scored for Saints with three of Post Boys came from headers from corners kicks, Darlington RA Youth went down 4-3 to Wheatley Hill, Youths scorers being Graham Dodsworth, Dean Lawson and Darren Kokes.