Harton and Westoe are confident of finishing the season on a high after giving their best performance of the season at the weekend.

They completed a treble over neighbours Boldon CA when they ended 5-1 in front but it was the manner of the display which pleased assistant manager Ian Potts.

"Make no mistake about it, Boldon CA are a useful side. They have some good players and move the ball about well and they were above us in the table at the start of the match," said Potts.

"I thought we gave a superb team performance and although Michael Meek hit a hat-trick it was all down to the 11 players, all of whom made significant contributions."

Harton and Westoe are now fourth top but Potts believes the side has too much to do to overtake current leaders Nissan, Wolviston and North Shields.

"It would take something of a miracle for us to end in pole position but I am confident we will win at least one cup competition."

Tomorrow, Harton and Westoe meet Stanley United at Hill Top in the semi final of the Sunderland Shipowners' Cup and in a fortnight's time are at Ralph Gardner Park for the semi final of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup against North Shields.

"We have reached the last four of two competitions the hard way since we have not had a home tie and will also play the two semis away from home but the way we are playing at the moment, everybody is confident of success," enthused Potts.

Harton and Westoe aimed for a top six position when the season started last August and following an indifferent start, they put together a winning sequence but when weather caused a number of games to be postponed, they were fearful of regaining the momemtum.

"We got back onto winning tracks at Stokesley SC but it was last Saturday's win over Boldon CA which has really increased our confidence. The whole club is buzzing and on average 18 players are turning up for training.

"Everybody just wants to be involved and we will be disappointed if we do not end in the top four and win at least one cup," added Potts who claims the club has come a long way in the last 12 months."