Silksworth looled comfortable against fellow Sunderland side Ashbrooke.

Silksworth CW ran out 3-0 winners over local rivals Ashbrooke Belford House on Friday night.

Steven Moody headed Silksworth into the lead just after the half-hour mark and David Stevens doubled CW’s lead only seven minutes later.

Adam Storey sealed the victory for the home side in the 71st minute and the three points lifts Silksworth to within four points of second-place Richmond Town.

Fresh from Saturday’s impressive win at Richmond Town, Silksworth made three changes with Joe Clayton, Nicky Smith and Adam Storey coming in for Jordan Harkness, Daley Clarke and Michael McVay.

Ashbrooke Belford House started brightly and hit the woodwork twice in the opening 20 minutes but failed to find a breakthrough.

And they would be made to pay for missed chances as Silksworth broke the deadlock in the 34th minute. Belford House goalkeeper David Passmore decided not to come for a deep corner and Moody rose highest to plant a header into the net.

The goal spurred Silksworth on and they doubled that lead only seven minutes later. Another deep corner proved troublesome for Ashbrooke Belford House who failed to clear their lines meaning Stevens was able to bundle home.

Silksworth went into the break with a deserved lead and came out for the second half looking to build on it further.

Stevens and John Maddison both went close while Nathan Burrell and Stephen Bogie both forced saves from Clayton in the Silksworth goal.

But Silksworth were to find the decisive goal 20 minutes from time through Storey. The forward burst clear after a sharp counter and raced down on goal before coolly chipping Passmore to put the result beyond any doubt.

Full-time: Silksworth CW 3-0 Ashbrooke Belford House

Silksworth CW: Clayton, Bagshaw (c), Perry, Hall, Smith, Martin, James Cook, Maddison, Moody, Storey, Stevens

Subs: Muir, Donnelly, Will Cook, Thompson, Burns

Ashbrooke Belford House: Passmore, Farquhar, Stokoe, Coomber, Burton, Jacob, O’Neil, Summer, Bogie, Burrell (c), Graham

Subs: Bradley, Cambell, Morris, Steel, Curry