The Wearside League is coming up on its last round of fixtures this weekend for 2016 before it takes a break over christmas and returns in the new year.
It has been an intriguing season so far in the league which sees three reserve teams from clubs higher up the football pyramid play in it.
Looking at the top of the league it is neck and neck between Richmond Town and Jarrow FC, both teams tied on 56 points with Richmond ahead via a superior goal difference.
Richmond have enjoyed some emphatic results so far this season including a 10-0 win over Ashbrooke Belford House FC and a 9-1 win over Annfield Plain in which player Scott Ryan scored six of the goals.
Jarrow FC on the other hand have seen quite a few narrow wins and high scoring games which give them the lower goal difference, games such as the 5-4 loss at Coxhoe or the 3-2 win against Cleator Moor.
Aside from Redcar Athletic who sit 3rd on 50 points and coming off the back of a huge 1-0 win against a strong Darlington Reserves team then there is a huge gap between the top three and the rest of the field.
Silksworth and Boldon sit 15 and 16 points off top in 4th and 5th respectively and have had a mixed set of results, beating teams below them but struggling to beat the better quality teams in the league.
At this point of the season the middle of the table is extremely close with 11 points separating 6th to 16th and one result could change everything.
Down at the bottom of the league Harton & Westoe sit 20th with six points and well adrift of the rest of the field leaving them a lot to ponder in the 2017 if they are to have a turnaround in form having won once all season.
With it all still to play for the teams at the top of the league will be looking at potential promotions to the Northern League Division Two and continue to progress up the football pyramid.