Only one fixture took place in the Vanarama National League North this week, as Blyth Spartans travelled to Spennymoor Town on Tuesday evening in a game which saw the travelling side fall to a heavy 5-0 defeat.
A red card for Blyth after just 13 minutes set the tone for the remainder of the game, with Joe Robson taking an early bath after pulling back on the shirt of James Roberts, who was through on goal.
Stephen Brogan opened the scoring a minute later, curling a well-executed free-kick into the top corner past Mark Foden before the Moors doubled their lead shortly after, with Adam Boyes grabbing the second.
Andrew Johnson made it 3-0 early in the second half, and, within a matter of minutes, James Roberts scored the fourth, smashing the ball home from close range.
A defensive error from Blyth gifted Johnson his second goal in the 83rd minute, as the game was well and truly put to bed.
Elsewhere in the league, only two teams, Guiseley and Southport, have been involved in some degree of transfer business, with Guiseley being the busier of the two.
There has been one departure and one arrival at Nethermoor Park, both players plying their trade between the posts.
Teenage goalkeeper George Sykes-Kenworthy (19) has returned to Bradford City, following the expiry of his initial loan spell, making way for a familiar face amongst the Lions faithful, with Marcus Dewhurst joining on a season-long loan.
The young goalkeeper spent a period on loan at Guiseley last season, arriving at Christmas to the end of the campaign, and he is back again after being made available by his parent club, Sheffield United.
Southport have announced the signing of former Bolton Wanderers and Motherwell striker George Newell, a local 22-year-old who grew up in Merseyside.
In other news, Leamington’s physiotherapist Pete Denham has sadly confirmed that Connor Gudger has sustained an ACL injury in the Brakes’ win over Kettering Town two weeks ago, and is unlikely to play any further part this season.