Ebac Northern League Division 1
Hebburn Town 1-1 Dunston UTS
Richardson 90 Heslop 10
Hebburn Town and Northern League Division 1 champions Dunston UTS shared the points on a rainy day at The Energy Check Sports Ground today.
Scott Heslop put the visitors in front early on before Michael Richardson equalised for the Hornets at the death.
Dunston were greeted with a guard of honour as they entered the pitch to congratulate them on winning the Northern League Division 1 this week.
The visitors started the game really well as just ten minutes in they were in front when Heslop got on the end of a long ball forward from the defence and he out-strengthed Jack Donaghy before tapping the ball past Andrew Jennison one-on-one.
Two minutes later, Dunston came close again as Robbie Spence lost the ball cheaply and Michael Pearson was played through on the right only for his shot to be saved by Jennison to the right.
In the 22nd minute, Liam Marrs’ effort took a deflection on its way over for the visitors.
Dunston’s dominance of the game continued and ten minutes later Pearson’s shot was stopped in its tracks by Jennison following good work on the right.
Hebburn came ever so close to equalising in the 35th minute when Luke Sullivan’s shot was parried and Paul Chow failed to put away the rebound.
Dunston came close again two minutes later when Callum Elliott’s effort went just over at the far post following a good ball in from the left.
In the 44th minute, Liam Brooks squared it to Jack Elliott for the visitors who struck just wide at the far post.
20 minutes into the second half, Brooks had a curling shot parried away by Jennison.
Chances were few and far between after that until Hebburn equalised in the 90th minute through Richardson. His impressive free kick looped round the wall and over the keeper into the top-right corner, sending the home fans wild.
The result sees Hebburn remain in fourth on 57 points and Dunston top on 73 points.
Hebburn Town: Jennison, Groves (Read 45), Donaghy, Gilhespy, Shaw, Robson, Richardson, Spence, Suddick (Dibb-Fuller 54), Sullivan, Chow (Blackburn 70).
Subs not used: Tumilty and Mallinson.
Dunston UTS: Dryden, Marrs, Grant-Soulsby, Capewell, Halliday, C.Elliott, Stafford, Pearson, J.Elliott (Jackson 78), Heslop (Da Silva 71), Brooks (Scott 82).
Subs not used: Harrison and Fitzpatrick.