Spennymoor did themselves and Bishop Auckland a power of good with a 3-0 win at Trafford on Saturday.

Moors hit Trafford with three goals inside the first twenty minutes to put them into seventh place, just a couple of points away from the play off zone.

Danny Brunskill set them on their way with a goal after 5 minutes, then he added another with a shot from a Jason Ainsley pass. Neal Bishop added the third.

Manager Jamie Pollock said: "I thought Danny did extremely well, and it was his best game for us since I took charge."

Moors are at home again on Saturday, and if results go in their favour, then they could be in the play off zone on Saturday night.

And it's still not beyond the realms of possibility that they could pick up an automatic promotion spot, because North Ferriby and Radcliffe Borough have both slipped up in the last week.

Moors' win ensures that Trafford stay bottom of the table, and with second bottom Eastwood losing at home to Belper, then Bishops now have a six point cushion between themselves and the bottom two.

"We're aiming for the clubs above us now," said manager Brian Honour.

Bishops have set some sort of record this season - 21 different players have got on the scoresheet for them.

Moors and Bishops meet in a league game at the Brewery Field on Tuesday night, kick off 7.45. The return game is due to be played at Dean Street on Easter Monday.

Bishops are holding an EGM of shareholders in the Town Hall on Friday night.

Gateshead manager Derek Bell has signed a one year contract at the International Stadium after helping the Tynesiders away from relegation trouble

Barrow have signed former Sunderland keeper Luke Weaver on loan from Third Division Carlisle United

Whitby try out Sunday football this week with a trip to Runcorn Halton.