ROUND six of the Wilson Security Black Diamond Cup competition was built up to be the best of the season so far and it did not disappoint.
The winners were Newcastle City, Terrigal Avoca and Singleton.
At No 1 Sportsground, a six-goal-to-one second quarter was the catalyst to Newcastle City defeating bitter rivals Cardiff, 15.21 (111) to 10.12 (72).
Played in front of an excellent crowd, both sides held nothing back but in the end the Blues had a bit too much class.
City coach Craig Hewat would have been reasonably happy with the performance as they look towards Killarney Vale next week, while Cardiff will need to regroup ahead of their big match at Nelson Bay.
At Adelaide St Oval, Terrigal Avoca stormed home with the last five goals of the game to run out 22-point winners over arch rivals Killarney Vale, 10.9 (69) to 7.5 (47).
Singleton opened its 2014 account at Feighan Oval against Warners Bay, but not before having to withstand a strong last quarter surge from the opposition. The final score was 12.6 (78) to 10.12 (72).
In first division, Lake Macquarie continued its rebuild with a win over Maitland, which saw it move into the top four. Wyong Lakes moved to the top of the table with a hard-fought win over Terrigal Avoca, while Newcastle City were too strong for Cardiff.
Newcastle City, Terrigal Avoca, The Entrance Bateau Bay, Muswellbrook and Warners Bay all recorded wins in second division.