Bishop Auckland slipped closer to the relegation zone after they were thumped 7-0 at Sunderland RCA last night.

Bishops went a goal down after 7 minutes when Dylan Elliott scored with a tap in from close range, then Greg Swansbury headed the second from an Elliott corner.

Luke Page then rounded Bishops keeper Adam McHugh and scored the third just before half time, and then he got a fourth from a free kick on 54 minutes. Callen then headed in another Elliott corner for 5-0, then he fired another on 59 minutes. Callen then sliced open the Bishops defence for Page to complete his hat trick and make it 7-0. Bishops have one game remaining, at Dunston on Wednesday.

Jarrow Roofing, who are third bottom, drew 2-2 with Newcastle Benfield, and are now four points behind fifth bottom Bishops with a game in hand. Penrith separate the two clubs.

Benfield took the lead through Paul Brayson from a Jake Orrell assist, then Jack Devlin made it 2-0 after 20 minutes. But Brad Varga and Paul Gardiner hit back for Roofing in the last ten minutes.

Marske United now need only seven points for the title from five games after beating Dunston UTS 3-0 at Mount Pleasant.

They took the lead after 13 minutes when Craig Gott finished off a good move for his 27th goal of the season, then Mikey Roberts ran through and scored the second just on half time. Danny Earl fired the third after 77 minutes.

West Auckland blew a chance to clinch a third place when they were beaten 3-1 at Ryhope CW.

They took the lead midway through the half when Nathan set up Anthony Bell, but on 79 minutes James Ellis levelled with a 20 yarder. Micky Rae fired Ryhope into the lead with three minutes left, and in the last minute Ellis made it 3-0.

Shildon easily won 6-0 at Whitley Bay. Billy Greulich-Smith and player-manager Danny Moore put them 2-0 up by half time, then former Whitley player Kyle Patton and Sam Hodgson scored soon after half time. A Whitley Bay defender put through his own goal for 5-0, and Marc Ellison finished things off.

In the second division, Darlington RA had a disastrous night at Jarrow, going down 6-1 which leaves them second bottom, but third bottom Brandon lost 3-1 at home to Heaton Stannington after being a goal up at one stage.