Late Richardson strike ensures Hebburn and Dunston share points

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.

Attendance: 290



Hebburn edge Bishop Auckland in five-goal thriller

Ebac Northern League Division 1

Hebburn Town 3-2 Bishop Auckland

Spence 18                  Johnson 55

Armstrong 25           Hoganson 56

Richardson 83

Hebburn Town extended their unbeaten run in the league to eight games with victory over Bishop Auckland in the Northern League Division 1 today.

Robbie Spence put the hosts in front early in the first half, before his goal was supplemented by a Graeme Armstrong header shortly afterwards.

Andrew Johnson and Michael Hoganson got the score back to 2-2 for the visitors before Michael Richardson got the winner for the Hornets in the last ten minutes of normal time.

It was a quiet opening to the game, and the first bit of action didn’t come until the 18th minute when Jack Robson’s cross was punched away into the path of Spence who volleyed past the keeper in the bottom-left corner to put Hebburn in front.

Seven minutes later, the Hornets doubled their lead when Armstrong headed home on the end of an impressive Gary Shaw corner.

In the 35th minute, Bishop Auckland came close when Kyle Fryatt brought a good aerial save from Andrew Jennison to the left.

Six minutes into the second half, the visitors came close again when the keeper launched a good ball forward and Johnson’s effort brought a good reflex save from Jennison.

Four minutes later, Bishop Auckland got a goal back when a poor clearance from Jack Donaghy led to two men being through on goal and Johnson buried the ball in the bottom-left corner.

Just moments later, the Two Blues equalised when Hoganson made a great run down the left-hand side and he smashed it long range into the bottom-right corner.

In the 72nd minute, Shaun Ryder’s effort for the visitors was just kept out to the left by Jennison.

Ten minutes later, Hebburn got a winner when Louis Storey set up Richardson who made space on the left before firing it into the top-right corner.

In the 88th minute, Robson almost made it four when he made a great run down the right only for his shot to go just over.

In the sixth minute of added time, substitute Paul Chow came close but his effort went wide.

Up next for the Hornets is Newton Aycliffe away from home on Tuesday.

Hebburn Town: Jennison, Groves, Gilhespy, Donaghy, Shaw (Read 42), Spence, Storey, Robson, Richardson, Sullivan, Armstrong (Chow 90+2).

Booked: Armstrong

Subs not used: Blackburn, Stephenson, Suddick.

Bishop Auckland: Young, Munro, Galbraith (Bott 45), Gibbons, Winn, Hoganson, Richardson, Ryder, Fryatt, Wearmouth, Johnson.

Booked: Munro and Bott

Subs not used: McMahon, Robinson, Salmon and Fenwick

Attendance: 278


Seaham and Penrith share points in entertaining clash


Ebac Northern League Division 1

Seaham Red Star 2-2 Penrith

Chilton 53                   Coleman 12, 55

Hailes 75

Seaham Red Star and Penrith shared the points in an entertaining clash in the Northern League Division 1 on Tuesday night.

Martyn Coleman put the visitors in front early in the first half before Seaham equalised through Michael Chilton early in the second half shortly before Coleman scored again.

The Star got another equaliser later in the game through Joseph Hailes.

The hosts came into the game sitting in 14th, having won three of their last five games while Penrith sat bottom also having won three of their last five games in all competitions.

Seaham had a fairly good start to the game as five minutes in Robert Taylor had a shot on the left parried by the keeper.

Penrith had the lead just seven minutes later however as the Seaham defence failed to press Coleman and he was able to fire it long range into the top-right corner.

The Star almost equalised in the 21st minute when Liam Gillesphey put in a great ball from the left that was nodded on by David Robinson and then headed just over by Paul Gardiner.

20 minutes later, Robinson had a powerful effort go just wide.

In the first minute of added time, Gillesphey headed just over from a corner for the hosts.

Mark Collingwood’s side equalised in the 53rd minute when Chilton’s free kick was curled round the wall into the bottom right corner.

Penrith regained the lead however just two minutes later when Matthew Clarke made a great run on the left before squaring it to Coleman who put the ball onto his left foot and beat keeper Chris Bannon who was off his line.

Coleman could’ve had his hat trick seven minutes later when he had a shot stopped one-on-one and then shortly afterwards he hit one into the side netting.

Seaham equalised in the 75th minute when Hailes curled the ball on the volley into the top-right corner.

Three minutes later, the Star nearly had the lead when Chilton’s close range effort was just stopped by keeper Stuart Dixon.

In the 80th minute, Coleman’s free kick was just pushed over the keeper.

Chances were few and far between after that and the two sides shared the points as a result.

Seaham Red Star: Bannon, J Hailes, Myers, Young, Gillesphey, Taylor, Kerr, Robinson (cast), Gardiner (Greenwood 74), Wilson, Chilton.

Booked: Myers and Taylor

Subs not used: Henderson, D Hailes, Clarke and Wilkinson.

Penrith: Dixon, Henson, Bowman, May, Paul, Dixon, Moynan (Law 45), Clarke, Main, Gray (Brown 64), Coleman.

Booked: Main and Coleman

Subs not used: Holliday, Brown and Shields.

Attendance: 74

Sunderland come from behind to beat Walsall

Sunderland 2-1 Walsall

Sky Bet League 1

Sunderland 2-1 Walsall

Cattermole 33   Gordon 4

Grigg 71

Sunderland came from behind to beat Walsall this afternoon in what was a dominant performance on the whole.

Josh Gordon put the visitors in front early on but the Saddlers were pegged back by goals from Lee Cattermole and Will Grigg.

Sunderland came into the game unbeaten in their last 18 games, sitting 3rd in League 1 while Walsall sat in 19th ahead of the game having won two of their last five games.

Walsall had the dream start to the game as just four minutes in they were in front. A free kick from the left took a touch off Gordon on its way into the bottom-right corner.

Ten minutes later, Sunderland had a goal ruled out for offside.

In the 21st minute, Jack Ross’ side came close when Aiden McGeady and Adam Matthews linked up well on the left before Lewis Morgan’s shot went just wide.

Moments later, Morgan had a powerful effort parried over by Walsall keeper Liam Roberts.

Sunderland equalised in the 33rd minute when Grant Leadbitter’s corner was poorly defended and Cattermole blasted it close range and it went in off the post beating the keeper.

Six minutes later, Grigg was picked out in space from a free kick and his shot was saved by the legs of Roberts.

Two minutes into the second half, Leadbitter fired just over the bar following a good pass by Luke O’Nien.

Five minutes later, McGeady had an effort on the edge of the box pushed just wide.

In the 71st minute, Sunderland took the lead when substitute Charlie Wyke latched onto a good ball and played through Grigg who cut in and buried it bottom-right with his left foot sending the crowd wild.

Walsall piled on the pressure towards the end with many men forward, but their only real chance came in added time when Gordon’s shot was blocked by O’Nien.

The result sees Sunderland just two points off an automatic promotion spot with a game in hand, while Walsall slip into the relegation zone.

Sunderland: McLaughlin, O’Nien, Baldwin, Flanagan, Matthews (Hume 67), Leadbitter, Cattermole (Gooch 62), McGeady, Power, Morgan (Wyke 71), Grigg.

Booked: Cattermole, Gooch and Leadbitter.

Subs not used: McGeouch, Ruiter, Sterling and Dunne.

Walsall: Roberts, Devlin, Scarr, Guthrie, Leahy, Kinsella, Dobson, Edwards (Oteh 88), Blackett-Taylor (Cook 73), Gordon, Ismail.

Booked: Guthrie and Gordon

Subs not used: Dunn, Fitzwater, Norman, Osbourne, Laird.

Attendance: 34,647

Shrimps earn comprehensive win over play-off hopefuls Forest Green

Morecambe v Forest Green

Sky Bet League 2

Morecambe 3-0 Forest Green Rovers

Oates 6

Collins 35

Kenyon 71

Morecambe picked up their first home win of 2019 with a comfortable victory over Forest Green Rovers.

Goals from Rhys Oates, Aaron Collins and captain Alex Kenyon separated the two sides.

The Shrimps came into the game without a win in their last two while Forest Green had won just once in their last five games despite sitting in seventh just inside the play-offs.

Jim Bentley’s side made the dream start to the game just six minutes in when Aaron Wildig played through Collins who, one-on-one with the keeper, gave it to Oates on the left who put the ball away from close range at the far post to put the Shrimps in front.

Their lead nearly lasted just two minutes however as Shawn McCoulsky’s effort was cleared off the line by Ritchie Sutton.

In the 18th minute Collins cut in on the right for the Shrimps and his effort went just wide shortly before Oates’ shot was just held by the keeper.

Morecambe doubled their lead 17 minutes later when Forest Green failed to clear a corner and the ball fell to Collins who beat two defenders and buried his effort past the keeper in the bottom left corner.

Chances were few and far between after that until in the 66th minute when Carl Winchester’s shot for the visitors just inside the box was pushed wide by Mark Halstead.

Five minutes later, the Shrimps made it three when Oates won the ball on the left and squared it to Kenyon who put the ball away into an open net.

In the 75th minute, Kenyon nearly scored his second of the game when his long range effort brought an impressive diving save from keeper Lewis Ward.

The result puts Morecambe up to 20th, eight points above the drop zone while Forest Green drop to ninth – two points outside the play-offs.

Morecambe: Halstead, Mills, Old, Sutton, Conlan, Mingoia, Kenyon, Wildig (McKay 75), Oates (Mandeville 88), Collins, Bennett (Ellison 69).

Subs not used: Roche, Dalby, Mendes Gomes, Hedley.

Forest Green Rovers: Ward, Mills, Godwin-Malife, Gunning, James (Brown 57), Winchester, Grubb (Scoble 57), Digby, Williams, Doidge, McCoulsky (Shephard 69).

Subs not used: Collins, Rawson, McGinley, Thomas.

Attendance: 1,528


Hebburn up to fourth with third consecutive win

Ebac Northern League Division 1

Hebburn Town 3-2 Sunderland RCA

Armstrong 30          Swansbury 63

Suddick 51               McAloon 83

Richardson 80

Hebburn Town moved up to fourth in the Northern League Division 1 table with a 3-2 win over Sunderland RCA today.

Graeme Armstrong put the Hornets in front in the first half before Lewis Suddick doubled their lead early in the second half.

Greg Swansbury got one back for Sunderland RCA before Michael Richardson made it three.

Thomas McAloon pegged it back to 3-2 shortly after to make it a nervy finish but Scott Oliver’s side held on for the win.

Hebburn made two changes to the side that beat Seaham Red Star in midweek with Sam Read and Louis Storey coming in for Craig Malley and Andrew Stephenson.

The first ten minutes were uneventful, but in the 11th minute RCA came close when Luke Page’s close range volley went just wide.

20 minutes later, the Hornets took the lead when Suddick linked up well with Richardson on the right before Read put in a good ball to Armstrong who volleyed home at the far post.

Chances were few and far between after that until Hebburn doubled their lead six minutes into the second half when Storey played through Suddick who played a one-two off a defender before firing home into the top-right corner.

12 minutes later, the visitors got a goal back when Swansbury headed home at the far post on the end of a good corner.

Martin Swales’ side nearly equalised in the 75th minute when Dylan Elliott played a one-two off Craig Hodgson before shooting wide.

Moments later, Elliott linked up well with Page before his shot was blocked by Hebburn keeper Andrew Jennison.

Hebburn came very close to making it 3-1 in the 79th minute when Ben Dibb-Fuller cut in on the left and hit the crossbar following an excellent goal kick by Jennison.

Moments later, they did make it 3-1 when Richardson’s 30-yard free kick bounced off the keeper’s hand on its way in.

Sunderland RCA got a goal back three minutes later when Page set up McAloon who buried the ball into the bottom-left corner.

The Hornets nearly had a fourth in the 85th minute when Armstrong’s close range header on the end of Richardson’s free kick was pushed wide.

The visitors’ last chance came right at the death when McAloon cut inside on the right but his cross was blocked by Gary Shaw.

Up next for the Hornets is Newton Aycliffe away from home next Saturday.

Hebburn Town: Jennison, Read, Gilhespy, Donaghy, Shaw, Storey (capt), Spence, Suddick (Sullivan 81), Richardson, Robson (Dibb-Fuller 72), Armstrong.

Booked: Storey and Suddick

Subs not used: Stephenson, Malley and Chow.

Sunderland RCA: Pocklington, Howard, Swansbury (capt), Preston, Lavery, Hodgson (Moan 88), Page, Charlton (McAloon 69), O’Neill, Larkin, Davison (Elliott 60).

Subs not used: Lilley and McNab

Attendance: 197