In the same division, Middlesbrough must pick themselves up following last weekend's defeat at Novocastrians
when they head to Darlington.
opened as the brighter of the two sides and took an early lead through a penalty, but Sam Gaudie exchanged blows to draw Boro level.
from NewcastleUpon-Tynehave done well enough in Northumberland/ Durham Two League.
Ian Heslehurst's side did come out 22-18 winners on that occasion, but Novocastrians
have lost only one of their last five matches.
Tyneside Irish drew 2-2 with Seghill Village and there were wins for South Beach Community Centre - 7-0 at Cramlington The Green - and Willington Quay Saints - 5-1 at Old Novocastrians
ACKLAM came back down to earth with a thud on Saturday after they were beaten 41-21 against Novocastrians
at Talbot Park.
West Hartlepool's first game in North One East sees last season's relegated side travelling to Northern, while promoted Novocastrians
host Guisborough in Durham and Northumberland One.
Hoylake will be at home to Novocastrians
from Durham/ Northumberland Two League on January 17 in the last 32 in the Powergen Vase.
In the quarter-finals of the Subsidiary Cup Cramlington Brockwell Seam beat North Shields Billy Mill 4-3 while hat-tricks from Horn and Brannan helped the Bene ease through 9-1 against Old Novocastrians
- they will play the Brockwell in the last four.
In Durham and North One, joint leaders Middlesbrough can leapfrog Durham City into top spot if they can clinch maximum points at Novocastrians
THE ladies of Novocastrians
Rugby Football Club in Newcastle gave our Fit Factor 6 a workout with a difference this week.
The Wirral club,in the north section which is down to the last eight, will have a home tie on January 17 against Novocastrians