Shrimps and Cumbrians share points in local derby

Carlisle away

Sky Bet League 2

Carlisle United 1-1 Morecambe

Etuhu 51                  Old 72

Carlisle United and Morecambe shared the points in a 1-1 draw at Brunton Park in League 2 today.

Kelvin Etuhu put Carlisle in front six minutes into the second half, but Steve Old equalised for the Shrimps in the 72nd minute.

Morecambe should’ve really won the game as they got a penalty in the 84th minute but Adam Campbell failed to convert it.

Mid-table Carlisle came into the game off the back of a 3-0 defeat at leaders Luton Town, while the Shrimps were looking to get back to winning ways after a 1-0 defeat at home to Crewe Alexandra ended a good run on Tuesday.

It was a quiet start to the game, and Morecambe had the first chance 15 minutes in when Aaron Wildig cut past the defence but his one-on-one effort was kept out by keeper Jack Bonham.

Carlisle then came close two minutes later when Reggie Lambe’s strike on the edge of the box was parried away by Barry Roche before Richie Bennett’s rebound was ruled out offside.

The Shrimps could’ve taken the lead five minutes from half time when Adam McGurk was through on the right, but his effort hit the side-netting.

Lambe came close for Carlisle on the brink of half-time when he beat the Morecambe defence but he struck the ball over.

The Cumbrians started well in the second half, as Hallam Hope’s long range effort forced Roche into a decent save to the left two minutes in.

Just four minutes later, the hosts were in front as Morecambe failed to clear their lines and the ball fell to Kelvin Etuhu who smashed the ball from 30 yards to beat Roche to the bottom-right.

Chasing the game, the Shrimps came close in the 56th minute when McGurk’s effort went wide following some great build-up play.

Morecambe equalised when Wildig’s ball free kick wasn’t cleared away and defender Old was able to tap in from close range.

The Shrimps had a chance to win the game when they were awarded a penalty in the 84th minute.

Sam Lavelle was brought down by keeper Bonham following a short corner, but Adam Campbell’s powerful strike from the spot hit the crossbar.

Hope almost won it for Carlisle in the fourth minute of added time, but his long-range effort was kept out by Roche.

The result sees Carlisle sit in 14th ahead of their FA Cup trip to Gillingham next week, while Morecambe are 21st ahead of their cup tie at Shrewsbury Town.

Carlisle United: Bonham, Brown, Liddle, Hill, Grainger (c), Lambe (Devitt 78), Joyce, Jones (O’Sullivan 65), Etuhu, Hope, Bennett (S Miller 65).

Booked: Lambe

Subs not used: Miller, Parkes, Cosgrove, George.

Morecambe: Roche, Lund, Old, Lavelle, Brough, Kenyon (c), Fleming, Campbell, Wildig (Lang 88), Ellison (Oliver 90), McGurk (Thompson 70).

Booked: Old

Subs not used: Nizic, Conlan, Muller, Rose.

Attendance: 5,010




2-1 defeat sees Gateshead end unbeaten run

Gateshead v Barrow

Vanarama National League

Gateshead 1-2 Barrow 

York 43            Harrison 33 Panayiotou 53

Gateshead ended their five game unbeaten run with a 2-1 defeat against strugglers Barrow in the National League yesterday evening (Tuesday 21 November).

Byron Harrison put the visitors in front 33 minutes in before his goal was cancelled out by Wes York ten minutes later.

Harry Panayiotou got the winning goal for Barrow eight minutes into the second half, ensuring the 67 travelling fans went home happy.

The hosts came into this game off the back of a 1-0 win over Tranmere Rovers which manager Steve Watson described as a game in which his side weren’t at their best, despite the result.

Barrow on the other hand came looking to grab another win following their 2-0 victory at Eastleigh on Saturday.

The game was very end to end to begin with, and Gateshead had the first chance when Luke Maxwell’s 14th minute effort was blocked by Jimmy Dunne.

The Heed’s defence lacked urgency at times, enabling Adi Yussuf to force keeper Dan Hanford into a great save ten minutes later.

Gateshead came very close in the 30th minute when Scott Barrow launched a pinpoint cross to Jordan Burrow but his header went just wide.

Barrow then took the lead shortly after when a great ball was played to Harrison on the right and he slotted the ball into the bottom-left corner after a good run.

Burrow came close for Gateshead in the 40th minute when his header on the end of Robbie Tinkler’s ball hit the post, and three minutes later his side equalised when Luke Hannant played a great ball to York and he beat the keeper from close range in a similar fashion to Harrison.

Yussuf nearly put Barrow back in front when his header from a corner hit the post three minutes into the second half, and Hannant then hit the post for the hosts two minutes later with a well-driven long range effort.

In the 58th minute, Barrow were in front again as Panayiotou fired the ball into the top-left corner from around 25 yards.

The visitors controlled the game following his excellent strike, and almost doubled their lead in the 76th minute when Bedsente Gomis’ long-range effort was pushed wide by Hanford.

Gateshead got a free kick in a threatening position five minutes into added time, but Danny Johnson’s effort went over and that was the final kick of the game.

Gateshead: Hanford, Tinkler, Byrne, Fyfield, Barrow (O’Donnell 87), Hannant, Maxwell (Penn 63), McLaughlin, Johnson, York (Peniket 73), Burrow.

Booked: Tinkler

Subs not used: Montgomery and Vassell

Barrow: Moore, Bignot, Diarra, Dunne, Diagne, Panayiotou, Hall, Gomis, Bauress (Makoma 84), Harrison (Holt 79), Yussuf (White 67).

Booked: Diarra

Subs not used: Dixon and Clements

Attendance: 663 (67 away)

McGlade makes impression as Seaham and Ashington share points

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Ebac Northern League Division 1 

Seaham Red Star 1-1 Ashington

McGlade 9                   Stephenson 49 pen

Seaham Red Star shared the points with Ashington at the Ferguson Motor Repairs stadium in the Northern League Division 1 today.

Debutant Dylan McGlade opened the scoring for the hosts nine minutes in, but Ashington equalised with a Tony Stephenson penalty four minutes into the second half.

McGlade, on loan from Blyth Spartans, made his first start for Seaham while Bailey Prudhoe made his home debut having featured for the first time on Tuesday.

Ashington came into the game off the back of a 1-1 draw, sitting three places below their opposition in 12th.

The visitors started well as Shaun Henderson fired just over the bar seven minutes in.

Just moments later, Seaham took the lead however when Robbie Bird pounced on a loose ball and played in McGlade who rounded the keeper and slotted home comfortably.

McGlade nearly repeated his antics in the 31st minute when Thomas Price played a good through-ball to him and he rounded Conor Grant again only for his effort to go wide.

Ashington had a big penalty shout five minutes later when Callum Johnston appeared to be brought down by keeper Jordan Harkess but the referee gave nothing.

Seaham then nearly doubled their lead in the 40th minute when Bailey Prudhoe was one-on-one with the keeper but his effort was blocked.

The visitors started the better side in the second half as Johnston headed wide from a pinpoint cross two minutes in.

They were awarded a penalty shortly afterwards when Aaron Croft brought down a forward in the box, and substitute Stephenson buried it in the bottom-left corner to equalise.

Seaham debutant McGlade showed his class once again in the 68th minute when his long-range strike hit the crossbar, however it was end-to-end stuff as Ashington had a chance cleared off the line after some poor goalkeeping from Harkess.

The hosts almost won the game in added time when Prudhoe beat the full back on the right, but his effort was blocked by a defender.

The result sees Ashington move up to 11th while Seaham remain in 9th.

Speaking after the match Seaham joint-manager Chris McCabe said: “We weren’t at our best today, so a draw was probably a fair result. We’ve gifted them a point by needlessly giving a penalty away but I thought overall it was a fair result in the end.”

The full interview with McCabe is available here.

Seaham Red Star: Harkess, Munro, Galbraith (Staunch 74), Scorer, Price, Johnston (Hodgson 52), Croft (Chapman 66), Ramshaw, McGlade, Bird, Prudhoe.

Booked: Chapman and Ramshaw

Subs not used: Patton and Bailey.

Ashington: Grant, McAndrew, Christensen, Bell (Bowey 72), Hornsby, Henderson, Stevens (Stephenson 14), White (Williamson 90), Edwards, Pearson, Johnston.

Booked: Edwards

Subs not used: Glasper and Lancaster

Attendance: 83

Seaham smash Darlington RA in Northern League Cup tie

Darlington RA away

Ebac Northern League Cup Round 2

Darlington Railway Athletic 0-4 Seaham Red Star

Prudhoe 9 Scorer 60 Bird 61 Hodgson 86

Seaham Red Star progressed to the third round of the Ebac Northern League Cup with a dominant 4-0 victory over Darlington Railway Athletic yesterday evening.

There were some unfamiliar names on the scoresheet with new signing Bailey Prudhoe scoring on debut, and rare goals coming from David Scorer and Liam Hodgson.

Captain Robbie Bird scored the other goal for Chris McCabe’s side, in what was a brilliant night for the Star.

17-year-olds Bailey Prudhoe and Harry Johnson were added to an injury-hit Seaham side on loan from Sunderland and Spennymoor Town respectively ahead of the game while the hosts, who sit 20th in Division 2, could only name three substitutes.

The visitors’ pace troubled RA from the start, and it only took nine minutes for them to take the lead.

Alex Ramshaw made a good run on the right and his pinpoint ball was backheeled by Prudhoe past keeper Paul Griffiths with class.

Five minutes later, Seaham were awarded a penalty after Thomas Scott was brought down, but Aaron Croft’s penalty was poor and kept out by Griffiths to his right as a result.

The home side only really threatened on one occasion when in the 25th minute Dominic Joynes got the ball in space only for him to shoot straight at Jordan Harkess.

The Star came incredibly close to doubling their lead five minutes later when Scott hit the crossbar.

After the break, Seaham’s dominance continued and they doubled their lead 15 minutes into the half.

Scorer’s free header on the end of a corner was cleared off the line, but the centre-half smashed the rebound into the top corner.

The visitors started to run away with the game as just moments later Bird cut in from the left and buried the ball into the bottom-right to make it 3-0.

McCabe’s side sealed the victory three minutes from time when substitute Hodgson beat a defender and slotted home in the bottom-left corner.

Following the win, McCabe said: “I’m pleased with the performance. I thought we dominated the game and should’ve really scored more goals, but after a disappointing defeat on Friday it was basically come here and get a positive result which we did.

“It’s always nice to win a game of football after you’ve just been beat.

“It gives the lads a bit more of a g-up for Saturday at home to Ashington.”

The full interview with McCabe can be found here.

Darlington Railway Athletic: Griffiths, McLachlan, Flounders (Grocott 72), Peel, Reaks, Donaldson(c), Guthrie, Harrison, Joynes, Wilson (Atkinson), Sims.

Booked: Griffiths and Flounders

Unused sub: Duggan

Seaham Red Star: Harkess, Munro, Staunch, Scorer, Galbraith, Croft, Johnston (Johnson), Ramshaw, Prudhoe (Hodgson 68), Bird(c), Scott (Bramley 57).

Unused subs: Bailey and Patton

English own-goal secures Blyth win

Blyth Spartans

Vanarama National League North

Blyth Spartans 1-0 Leamington

English og 20

Blyth Spartans edged a scrappy game with a 1-0 win at home to Leamington in the National League North today at Croft Park.

Junior English’s 20th minute own goal separated the two sides.

Blyth came into this game off the back of a 4-0 defeat at Bradford Park Avenue, but sitting in 5th place, while 17th place Leamington came into the game in good form having lost just once in their last eight games.

Leamington started the game well, looking a real threat from set pieces.

Their first corner five minutes in caused real problems, as the home side failed to clear their lines and as a result Liam Canavan’s close-range effort was forced round the post by keeper Peter Jameson.

Just seven minutes later another Leamington corner caused problems for the Blyth defence, and the ball fell to Rob Thompson-Brown – whose volley went just wide.

Blyth slowly got into the game though and took the lead when captain Robert Dale’s run ensured a quick throw-in, and his cross was turned into his own net by Leamington defender English.

Dale then came close for the hosts in the 27th minute when a well-driven shot from long-range went just over the bar.

The winger later had a shot blocked by the hands of keeper Tony Breeden ten minutes later after a great run on the left-hand side.

Leamington came close just before half-time when Kaine Felix’s cross was headed over by James Mace.

Chances were few and far between however in the second-half.

The only real chance of the half came in the 72nd when Leamington’s Thompson-Brown made a good run on the left only for his effort to go over the bar.

Visiting keeper Breeden came up for a corner shortly before the end, but it came to nothing and the final whistle came soon after.

Blyth’s win sees them cement their place in the National League North play-offs while Leamington now have two straight defeats and remain in 17th.

Blyth Spartans: Jameson, Atkinson, Buddle, Hutchinson, Liddle, Reid, Mullen, Rivers, Hopson (McTiernan 72), Dale(c), Wrightson (Rutherford 85).

Booked: Liddle

Subs not used: Watson, Cartwright and MacDonald (GK).

Leamington: Breeden, Mace (Taundry 63), English, Hood, Gudger, Felix, Clarke, Gittings, Thompson-Brown, Canavan (Obeng 79), Revan (Bishop 63).

Booked: Taundry, Gittings, Hood and Gudger.

Subs not used: Magunda and Moore.

Attendance: 841



Martin hat-trick sinks Seaham

Jarrow Roofing away

Ebac Northern League Division One

Jarrow Roofing B.C.A 3-0 Seaham Red Star

Martin 50,55,67

Jarrow Roofing picked up their first win in seven games against Seaham Red Star in the Northern League last night (Friday 10 November).

Oliver Martin scored a 17-minute hat-trick in the second half to separate the two sides.

Seaham Red Star came into the game three games unbeaten, with a win potentially taking them up to 7th.

It was quite an evenly matched first half, but Martin put the ball away past Jordan Harkess for the hosts in the 16th minute only for his goal to be ruled offside.

17 minutes later, Jarrow Roofing came close when Lee Kerr’s powerful half-volley went just wide.

Seaham had a golden opportunity on the brink of half time, when Alex Ramshaw played in Thomas Scott but his effort went over the bar.

It took only five minutes for the hosts to take the lead in the second half when Martin found the ball in space and buried it past Harkess.

The striker then doubled his side’s lead following a defensive error, capitalising Bradley Staunch’s mistake to slot the ball in the bottom-left.

Robbie Bird made a cracking run for the visitors in the 57th minute, and his effort was blocked out for a corner by the defence.

It was Martin for the home side causing all the problems however, his powerful strike forcing a brilliant save from Harkess in the 66th minute.

Moments later, the striker made a great run on the left unopposed and he slotted the ball past the keeper at the far post for his hat-trick.

Seaham’s chances were limited towards the end of the game, as Staunch headed straight at the keeper on the end of a corner in the 70th minute and Robbie Bird’s effort four minutes later went wide.

Kerr had two excellent free kicks for the hosts denied by the keeper and then the post, shortly before they were awarded a penalty on the brink of full time.

Lee Chapman brought a forward down just inside the box, and Liam Anderson stepped up only to be denied by Harkess leaving the visitors with a bit of comfort at the end.

The result sees Jarrow Roofing remain in 19th but level on points with Newton Aycliffe, with a game in hand, while Seaham remain in 9th ahead of their next game at Darlington RA in the League Cup on Wednesday.

Speaking after the game, Seaham joint-manager Chris McCabe said: “I’m very disappointed. A few of the players have let themselves down tonight with their individual performances.

“They know that now, I’ve just had a little word with them in the changing room. We’ve just got to pick ourselves up again on Wednesday at Darlington RA away.”

The full interview with McCabe can be found here.

Jarrow Roofing: Newbrook, McArdle, Fisher, Petrache, Walton, Garthwaite, Vipond(c), Kerr, Palmer, Martin (Duell 89), Gardiner (Anderson 81).

Booked: McArdle

Subs not used: Varga, Regan, Dadd.

Seaham Red Star: Harkess, Munro, Staunch, Scorer, Chapman, Ramshaw, Hodgson, Croft (Johnston 65), Bird(c), Scott, McBryde (Kane 45).

Booked: Munro and Scorer

Subs not used: Patton and Galbraith

Morecambe earn morale-boosting FA Cup win


Emirates FA Cup 1st Round

Morecambe 3-0 Hartlepool United

Ellison 4 Fleming 67 Loach 85 og

Morecambe booked their place in the second round of the FA Cup today with an outstanding win over non-league side Hartlepool United at the Globe Arena.

Kevin Ellison took the lead for the Shrimps early on, before Andy Fleming doubled their lead in the 67th minute.

A Scott Loach own-goal in the 85th minute put the result beyond doubt for Jim Bentley’s men.

Ahead of the game, Morecambe had only ever beaten Hartlepool – who were relegated from League 2 last season – once in their history.

The Shrimps had a lively start, looking really up for the game.

Adam McGurk came close just 24 seconds in, with a powerful effort forcing a brilliant save from Scott Loach.

Just four minutes later, Morecambe took the lead through Kevin Ellison.

The 38-year-old put the ball past Loach into the bottom-left corner coolly after Aaron Wildig’s shot was blocked.

Chances were few and far between for the rest of the half, with the only real chance coming when McGurk headed over on the end of a great ball from Aaron McGowan in the 32nd minute.

Hartlepool looked much more lively in the second half, and came incredibly close in the 62nd minute when Rhys Oates put in a great ball to Jonathan Franks but his effort was tipped over brilliantly by Barry Roche.

Morecambe doubled their lead against the run of play six minutes later, when Andy Fleming made a brilliant run on the counter-attack and placed the ball through Loach’s legs.

The result was put beyond doubt when in the 85th minute when substitute Adam Campbell’s effort for the hosts hit the post and the ball bounced off keeper Scott Loach’s back into the goal to put Jim Bentley’s side into the hat for the second round.

Next up for the Shrimps is Leicester City U21s in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday.

Morecambe: Roche, McGowan, Muller, Old, Brough, Fleming, Kenyon (c), Thompson (Rose 87), Wildig (Campbell 70), Ellison, McGurk (Oliver 65).

Subs not used: Nizic, Conlan, Lavelle, Osborne.

Hartlepool United: Loach, Richardson, Donnelly, Laing, Adams, Featherstone, George (Munns 75), Woods (Rodney 60), Deverdics, Franks, Oates.

Booked: Donnelly and Featherstone.

Subs not used: Harrison, Catterick, Hawkins, Newton, Simpson.

Attendance: 2,004