Hebburn suffer further promotion blow as Seaham Red Star limit them to a point

Seaham 1-1 Hebburn

Ebac Northern League Division 1

Seaham Red Star 1-1 Hebburn Town

Wilson 35                  Scott 53

Hebburn Town suffered another blow to their promotion hopes as they could only share the points with Seaham Red Star at the Ferguson Motor Repairs Stadium on Tuesday night.

Dan Wilson put the Star in front midway through the first half, before Cedwyn Scott equalised for Hebburn after the break.

The visitors’ assistant manager Mick Mulhern, who was in temporary charge of the side on the night, named an unchanged side from the team that lost to Shildon on Saturday.

The Hornets really should’ve been in front just two minutes in when Olly Martin took the ball off Liam Gillesphey and his shot one-on-one with Chris Bannon went just wide.

Around half an hour later, Hebburn came close again when Michael Richardson’s long-range strike was pushed over the bar by Bannon.

However, despite the visitors’ dominance, it was the hosts that went in front in the 35th minute when Hebburn ‘keeper Mark Foden lost the ball after running out with it and Wilson curled the ball round him into the right hand corner.

Wilson came very close to doubling Seaham’s lead three minutes later when he sliced the ball just wide of the mark after getting the ball in a convincing position.

The Star started the second half really well and in the 48th minute Sean McRoberts’ strike was cleared off the line by Danny Carson.

However, Hebburn equalised five minutes later when Richardson made a good run on the right before putting the ball in towards Scott who slid the ball home from close range.

McRoberts came very close to winning the game for Seaham in the dying moments when he fired the ball against the crossbar.

The Hornets then went up the other end and nearly scored themselves when substitute Graeme Armstrong’s powerful effort was headed away by a defender.

Up next for Hebburn is Newcastle Benfield at home on Saturday while Seaham Red Star travel to West Auckland Town.

Seaham Red Star: Bannon, Hailes, Myers, Gillesphey, Weldon, Henderson, Gardiner (Dart 59), McRoberts, Robinson, Coulson, Wilson (Waite 81).

Booked: Weldon, Gillesphey, McRoberts and Gardiner.

Unused sub: Tumilty.

Hebburn Town: Foden, Groves, Carson, Storey, Lough, McKeown, Taylor (Spence 84), Potter, Richardson, Martin (Sullivan 59), Scott (Armstrong 63).

Subs not used: Suddick and Dibb-Fuller

Attendance: 137


Hebburn lose narrowly to promotion rivals Shildon


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Ebac Northern League Division 1

Hebburn Town 0-1 Shildon

Greulich-Smith 25 pen

Hebburn Town suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of promotion rivals Shildon in the Northern League Division 1 yesterday afternoon.

Billy Greulich-Smith’s penalty was the only goal to separate the two sides on the day.

Hornets manager Kevin Bolam named an unchanged side after an impressive 4-1 win over Newton Aycliffe in midweek.

Shildon started the game brighter and Greulich-Smith came close 15 minutes in when he got on the end of a good long ball forward and lobbed the ball over Hebburn ‘keeper Mark Foden and over the bar.

10 minutes later, the visitors were awarded a penalty when Foden tripped Greulich-Smith in the box, and Greulich-Smith smashed the ball in the top-right corner to score his 31st goal of the season.

Shildon continued to create chances and in the 37th minute they came close when Joe Posthill cut through on the right and his shot went narrowly wide.

Chances were few and far between after that however and it wasn’t until the 79th minute when Michael Richardson’s free kick was tipped over the bar by visiting ‘keeper Shaun Newbrook.

Hebburn continued to push for an equaliser and in the 87th minute Darren Lough’s volley went just over the bar.

However, Shildon defended well and held on for the win which sees them open up the gap between second and third by three points.

Hebburn Town: Foden, Groves, Storey (capt), Carson, Lough, Taylor, McKeown, Potter, Richardson (Dibb-Fuller 80), Martin (Armstrong 80), Scott.

Booked: Foden and Martin

Subs not used: Sullivan, Suddick and Donaghy.

Shildon: Newbrook, Heywood, Vaulks, Moore, Robson, Trotter, Palmer, Liddle, Greulich-Smith (Atkinson 90+1), Posthill (Lavery 87), Thexton (Matthews 75).

Booked: Robson, Moore, Vaulks and Palmer.

Subs not used: Craggs and Sweet.

Attendance: 325


Hebburn brush aside Newton Aycliffe in comfortable win


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Ebac Northern League Division 1

Newton Aycliffe 1-4 Hebburn Town

Jarvie 49                  Richardson 15,28,36 Scott 44

Hebburn Town brushed aside Newton Aycliffe in what was a comfortable 4-1 win in County Durham last night.

The Hornets had the game all done and dusted within the first half essentially, as they went into the break 4-0 up thanks to a Michael Richardson hat-trick and a third goal in two games for Cedwyn Scott.

Liam Jarvie did get one back for Aycliffe early in the second half, and Andrei-Vasile Ardelean missed a penalty on a night that just wasn’t to be for the fifth placed side.

Hebburn were in front within 15 minutes when Tom Potter lobbed the ball over the defence through to Richardson and he in turn lobbed the ball sweetly over the ‘keeper.

Just over 10 minutes later, the Hornets doubled their lead when Carl Taylor’s cross from the right was fumbled by goalkeeper Adam Pickford and Richardson was able to tap the ball in off a defender.

Then in the 36th minute, Hebburn extended their advantage when Darren Lough started a smart move in which he linked with Scott and his intelligent one-touch pass led to Richardson curling the ball round Pickford to get his third of the night.

Scott got a goal of his own eight minutes later – beating his man on the right and smashing the ball in the left-hand corner.

Newton Aycliffe made a bright start to the second half and got a goal back through Jarvie in the 49th minute, when he beat Lough to a long-ball before burying the ball past Hebburn ‘keeper Mark Foden into the bottom-left corner.

The hosts got a penalty in the 78th minute after visiting captain Louis Storey brought down Jarvie in the box but Ardelean’s powerless penalty was easily saved by Foden to the right.

Hebburn nearly added a fifth in the closing stages after a poorly defended corner led to Taylor’s shot going just wide of the mark.

Up next for the Hornets is Shildon at home on Saturday.

Newton Aycliffe: Pickford, Phelan, McGee, Brown, Green, Costello, Petitjean, Wood (Ballan 45), Barnes (Carr 45), Jarvie, Ardelean (Pennal 79).

Subs not used: Coles and Redford.

Hebburn Town: Foden, Groves, Carson, Storey (capt), Lough, McKeown, Taylor, Potter (Suddick 86), Richardson, Martin (Dibb-Fuller 88), Scott (Sullivan 74).

Booked: Scott

Subs not used: Hunter (GK) and Donaghy.

Attendance: 123


Scott bags brace as Hebburn beat Plymouth Parkway to reach FA Vase semis

Buildbase FA Vase Quarter Final

Hebburn Town 2-0 Plymouth Parkway

Scott 20,45

Cedwyn Scott bagged a brace in his full Hebburn Town debut as the hosts progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Vase with a 2-0 win over Plymouth Parkway in front of a record crowd at the Energy Check Sports Ground yesterday.

Kevin Bolam made two changes to the side that beat Longridge Town in the last round with Carl Taylor and Scott coming in for the injured Darren Lough and Graeme Armstrong.

It was a nervy start for Hebburn with Plymouth coming close five minutes in when Mikey Williams fired into the side netting.

However, the Hornets got themselves in front in the 20th minute when Olly Martin played through Scott who beat his man and wrong-footed the ‘keeper before slotting home from close range.

20 minutes later, Parkway came close again when Jamie Lowry’s long range strike was pushed wide by Mark Foden.

Hebburn doubled their lead on the brink of half time when Michael McKeown played a good ball in towards Scott and he tapped home from close range.

Bolam’s side had numerous chances in the second half to extend their lead.

In the 55th minute Martin was on the end of a good ball over the top but he fired wide one-on-one with goalkeeper Kyle Moore.

Ten minutes later, Scott had an effort cleared off the line and then in the 77th minute he had a close range attempt pushed wide by Moore.

Neither side really threatened towards the end and the Hornets held on for the win.

Hebburn Town: Foden, Groves, Carson, Storey (capt), Taylor, McKeown, Spence, Potter, Richardson, Martin, Scott (Dibb-Fuller 85).

Subs not used: Suddick, Sullivan, Armstrong, Donaghy, Eleftheriadis, Hunter.

Plymouth Parkway: Moore, A Bentley, Milton, Farkins, Copp, Lowry, Krac, Williams, Palfrey (Duff 58), Rosenquest, Carter.

Booked: Farkins

Subs not used: J Bentley, Calver, F Williams, Lane.

Attendance: 1,705


Carlisle United and Morecambe share points in exciting 2-2 draw

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Carlisle United 2-2 Morecambe
Patrick 45              Stockton 18
Hayden 65             Wildig 24

Carlisle United and Morecambe shared the points in a 2-2 draw at Brunton Park this afternoon.

Goals from Cole Stockton and Aaron Wildig gave the visitors an early advantage but Carlisle had the momentum going into half time due to Omari Patrick’s strike just before the break.

The hosts carried that momentum into the second half and got an equaliser through Aaron Hayden.

Carlisle had the first chance of the game in the 11th minute when former Morecambe striker Lewis Alessandra had a shot that took a sharp deflection off Sam Lavelle on its way out for a corner.

However Morecambe had the lead seven minutes later when Jordan Cranston played a good ball through to Stockton who turned and struck the ball in off the ‘keeper’s hands into the bottom right corner.

The Shrimps doubled their lead in the 24th minute when Stockton’s shot was blocked and the ball fell to Wildig whose impressive volley beat the keeper in the top right corner.

Chances were few and far between after that until Patrick curled the ball round Morecambe ‘keeper Christoffer Mafoumbi to put Carlisle back in contention on the brink of half time.

The Cumbrians’ comeback was complete 20 minutes into the second half when Hayden headed home on the end of a corner.

The hosts nearly made it 3-2 ten minutes later when Patrick advanced onto a loose ball but his shot was pushed wide by Mafoumbi.

In the 78th minute Morecambe’s Adam Phillips had an effort parried by Carlisle ‘keeper Adam Collin and the Shrimps failed to put away the rebound.

It was very end to end after that but the scored remained 2-2 meaning both sides finished the game with another point to this season’s tally.

Carlisle United: Collin (capt), G Jones, Webster, Hayden, Anderton, M Jones (Bridge 77), Watt, Thomas (McKirdy 49), Mellish, Patrick (Olomola 88), Alessandra

Booked: Anderton, Watt, Webster

Subs not used: Iredale, Charters, Gray (GK), Hunt.

Morecambe: Mafoumbi, Cooney, Old, Lavelle (capt), Cranston, Diagouraga, Wildig, Phillips, Mendes Gomes (Kenyon 81), Stockton, Slew (O’Sullivan 81).

Booked: Cranston

Subs not used: Halstead (GK), Leitch-Smith, Brewitt, Mbulu.

Attendance: 4,679 (562 away)

Sunderland U23s edge Seaham Red Star to reach Durham Challenge Cup final

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Durham Challenge Cup Semi Final

Seaham Red Star 2-4 Sunderland U23s

Gillesphey 32             Asomugha 1 Dunne 44,72 Steele 53

Gardiner 63

Sunderland U23s overcame Northern League side Seaham Red Star to make it to the final of the Durham Challenge Cup at the Ferguson Motor Repairs Stadium last night.

Stan Asomugha put the visitors in front very early on, before Liam Gillesphey equalised for the Star.

Cieran Dunne put Sunderland back in front on the brink of half time and Vinnie Steele extended their lead early in the second half.

Paul Gardiner got one back for Seaham shortly afterwards to put the game back in the balance, but Dunne popped up again to get the winning goal around 20 minutes from time.

It took Sunderland a matter of seconds to go in front at the start of the game, as Asomugha put away a rebound after an earlier shot was saved by Seaham ‘keeper Chris Bannon.

The hosts reacted positively shortly afterwards when Anthony Myers headed just wide on the end of a free kick.

Mark Collingwood’s side got a deserved equaliser in the 32nd minute when Gillesphey fired the ball into the bottom-right corner.

However, on the brink of half time Sunderland went back in front when a midfielder put an impressive through ball past the Seaham defence and Dunne advanced and buried the ball in the bottom-left corner.

Eight minutes into the second half, Elliott Dickman’s side doubled their lead through Steele who put away a rebound after an earlier shot was blocked.

Ten minutes later, Seaham got a goal back when they exploited some poor defending and Gardiner buried the ball in the bottom-left corner.

The winning goal came in the 72nd minute when Dunne cut in from the right and fired the ball into the top-left corner.

The hosts rarely threatened following the winning goal, but Gillesphey could’ve had his second goal of the night when his header on the end of a free kick was pushed wide by Sunderland ‘keeper Anthony Patterson.

Sunderland will play Spennymoor Town in the final at the Stadium of Light.

Up next for the Star is Shildon at home on Saturday.

Seaham Red Star: Bannon, Young, Gillesphey, Myers (Weldon 74), Hailes, Gardiner, Henderson (Dart 66), McRoberts (Cahill-Taylor 74), Robinson, Coulson, Wilson.

Booked: Young and Henderson

Subs not used: Waite and Tumilty

Sunderland U23s: Patterson, Mumba, Taylor, Edmundson, Evans, Asomugha (Slack 72), Summutt, Gamble, Steele (Greenwood 81), Harris, Dunne (Leonard 85).

Subs not used: Hugill and Abdelkader.

Attendance: 517

Gateshead and Kidderminster share points in blustery goalless draw

Gateshead 0-0 Kidderminster

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Gateshead 0-0 Kidderminster Harriers

Gateshead and Kidderminster Harriers shared the points in a goalless draw today at the Gateshead International Stadium in blustery conditions.

Gateshead made three changes to the side that beat Curzon Ashton last week with Ruairi Keating, Liam Agnew and Elliot Forbes coming in for Mitchell Curry, Dominic Tear and Connor Oliver.

Mike Williamson’s side didn’t have much luck in the first half losing Forbes and Scott Barrow to injury.

They started the game the better side, and came close in the 15th minute when Greg Olley sliced just wide at the far post on the end of a good ball from Barrow.

Olley came close again in the 27th minute when his effort was pushed wide following good work by substitute Dominic Tear on the right-hand side.

Five minutes later, Kidderminster ‘keeper Will Mannion had to be at his very best as he saved thumping efforts from Jordan Preston and Olley before Barrow struck the ball over the bar.

The visitors looked better in the second half, and really should’ve scored in the 65th minute when Cliff Moyo received the ball out wide in space and he could only hit it over the bar.

Just over 10 minutes later, Kidderminster’s Ashley Hemmings had a shot pushed wide by Gateshead ‘keeper Brad James.

The Heed piled on the pressure towards the death, with Keating making a good run forward before Nicky Deverdics’ shot was stopped in its tracks by Rhys Williams.

In the final minute of normal time, substitute JJ O’Donnell came incredibly close when Deverdics put a good ball across goal to the winger but he couldn’t quite connect with the cross.

Gateshead are back in action on Monday as they travel to Gloucester City while Kidderminster face York City at home next Saturday.

Gateshead: James, Nicholson, Williamson, Cooper, Forbes (Tear 20), Barrow (O’Donnell 32), Olley, Deverdics, Agnew, Preston, Keating.

Booked: Williamson, Olley and Barrow.

Subs not used: Curry, Guthrie (GK) and Oliver.

Kidderminster Harriers: Mannion, Williams, Johnson, Lowe, Butterfield, Shenton (Williams 60), Prosser, Moyo, Austin (Davidson 90+1), Hemmings, Chambers (Samuels 80).

Booked: Johnson

Subs not used: Freemantle and Palmer (GK).

Attendance: 1,075 (63 away)