AFTER ten straight wins, league leaders Chester Garden Farm finally tasted defeat when they went down 2-0 at home to local rivals Pelton Crown.

The Crown raised their game substantially to cause the upset of the day to topple the league newcomers.

Del Swift opened the scoring from the penalty spot just before the interval and the Crown made sure of the points with a superb chip from young striker John Sexton.

Despite an unbeaten run of five matches, the Crown remain in fifth spot while the Garden Farm saw their lead at the top held to three points ahead of Stanley FC.

South Moor Sports had a field day against Felling Mulberry winning by 9-1. Brothers Michael (2) and Carl Gray along with Steven Green, Anthony Sterling, Dean Clarke, Chris Youll and Peter Blackburn saw the Moor reap the rewards with Mark Stephenson scoring for the Mulberry.

Pelton Fell WMC took on struggling Low Fell Jolly Miller and had to fight all of the way for their odd goal in three home success.

However, it was a flattering scoreline for the Miller who were on the back foot throughout. Ricky Stanton got both of the Fell's goals with Michael Jenkins getting the Millers.

In the Durham Hospitals' Cup, Pelton RAOB played host to Felling Leisure Centre and ran out 5-0 winners.

An excellent display from Paul Freeman saw him rewarded with two goals and further goals followed from Alan Clark, Neil Johnston and Paul Smith and it now means the RAOB will play Stanley RAFA in the semi-final on Sunday, March 2.