Hawes United started the new year in much the same way as they finished the last by winning a Scotts for Storage Wensleydale League game.
Richmond Town Academy were the latest opposition to come away from their tie with the upper Dales team with zero points.
Hawes however started slowly and found themselves 1-0 down after 20 minutes.
Ben Fawcett pulled it back to 1-1 on 39 minutes with a neat finish from a Tommy Calvert pass.
Shortly after the break, Ryan Alderson put Hawes 2-1 up with a good finish into the far corner after collecting a Ben Fawcett pass.
Two goals from Jordan Iveson were probably enough to stamp out Town’s hopes of a revival.
Ryan Alderson made sure however on 83 minutes when he scored direct from a corner, with Macauley Acton making it 6-1 a minute later from a Charlie Lancaster pull-back.
Unicorn ensured they stay in the title hunt with a 8-1 home win over Reeth.
A frantic end to end start led to Reeth taking the lead on 32 minutes, with keeper David Mutch rooted to the spot thinking a foul had been given, and Jordan Scragg netting for the visitors.
Tom Keegan emphatically pounded home the equaliser in off the bar on 37 minutes after great work from E than Brown down the left wing.
Liam Reeves made it 2-1 to Unicorn just before the break when he slotted the ball under the keeper from close range after a high-quality through ball from Luke Hamilton.
Four minutes into the second half it was 3-1 when Shayne Ketley raced on to a Ryan Crowther through ball and lifted his effort over the Reeth keeper.
Two more goals for Reeves secured the points and the striker’s hat-trick.
An own goal made it 6-1 before Reeves helped himself to two more as the final whistle approached.
Elsewhere, Carperby stay third after a 4-0 away win over Askrigg.
With both teams missing players, this turned out to be a scrappy game played on a heavy pitch.
The away side broke the deadlock when skipper Tim Weatherill went on a marauding run from centre back, beating several players before playing a one two with Ben Metcalfe and firing the ball into the bottom corner from outside the area.
Sam lambert latched on to an excellent through ball from Andrew Reynolds to give the visitors a two-goal cushion before the break.
The second half started similar to the first with few clear-cut chances, but Carperby made sure of the three points when Scott Lambert’s in swinging corner was headed home by Reynolds to add to his assist
The fourth goal came when Askrigg failed to deal with another dangerous Lambert corner and brother Sam fired home his second of the game.
Carperby had further chances with Reynolds having another cleared off the line and Luke Dent hitting the post, but it finished 4-0 to the visitors.
In the remaining game of the day, Spennithorne came out on top in the lower Wensleydale derby, beating neighbours Leyburn 5-1 at home.
James Wise netted first for the visitors but Tom Partridge equalised moments later.
Further first half goals from Kalem Stanger, Joe Walker and George Show insured Spenni were well on top at the break.
The second half was a closer affair, but Leyburn struggled to break down the home a side and a second goal for Shaw ensured Spenni got their revenge for the defeat earlier in the season when the teams played previously.
Askrigg 0-4 Carperby
Richmond Town Academy 1-6 Hawes
Unicorn 8-1 Reeth
Carperby v Catterick Garrison
Hawes v Unicorn
Leyburn v Askrigg
Richmond Town Academy v Spennithorne