Durham continues an upward trajectory in League1 men's division, beating Master's FA Saints 3-0 away from home, and taking over third place in the table after matchweek nine.
Durham now sits eight points out of Oakville's first place position, and only two behind Vaughan Azzurri. Masters is now winless in nine matches, but head coach Junior Groves' hopes are undaunted.
"The teams we have played understand that we are no walk over," he said. "We could have won at least three games already, so we will just hope we can get... next game."
Durham's Marcus Lees scored a brace (42', 45+1'), while teammate Jordan Dover (57') put the game away early in the second half.
"This was game where credit really needs to go to the entire team rather than any one individual," said Durham head coach, Sanford Carabin. "All the players put in maximum effort, despite the poor conditions. Key moments were scoring two quick goals just before half, which settled our players and provided the confidence to go into the second half with some belief."
Both coaches praised the work of the Master's players, with Carabin singling out Isaiah Page - "he was very mobile all night in attack, held the ball up well and caused problems to us all game - while Groves pointed to a couple of his defenders: "Farzan Mirzazadeh and Nicholas Goddard were stalwart in their duties."
Masters will have an early and difficult start to matchweek ten, travelling south to meet Windsor Stars at McHugh Stadium on Friday July 3, 8 p.m. kickoff.
Durham will have nothing easy either, meeting league leaders' Oakville Blue Devils on Saturday July 4 at Kinsmen Park, Pickering - 8 p.m. kickoff.