EBAC Northern League Division 1
Seaham Red Star 1-2 Consett
McBryde 13 Elliott 44 Sweet 64
Seaham Red Star joint-manager Chris McCabe expressed his frustration following his side’s 2-1 defeat to Consett yesterday evening.
Liam McBryde took an early lead for the hosts, but Jack Elliott equalised on the brink of half time and Michael Sweet went on to win the game for the visitors in the second half.
McCabe told SportsByte after the game: “I’m very frustrated.
“We had enough chances to win the game.
“I’m really disappointed with the two goals we conceded, but I feel like I’m saying that after every game now.”
The two sides were fairly evenly matched in the opening 10 minutes, but it wasn’t long until Seaham found an opening.
Aaron Croft played a cracking long ball to Lee Hetherington on the right-hand side, and the winger put in a great ball through to Liam McBryde who tapped home from close range in the 13th minute to score his third goal in as many games.
Seaham’s goal appeared to be a wake-up call for Consett as they began to look lively.
They came close to getting an equaliser in the 27th minute when Daniel Hawkins’ free kick around 25-yards out went just wide of the mark.
Nicholas Kane, later tried his luck from long-range in the 36th minute for the hosts but his effort went well over the bar.
Kane came off injured shortly before half-time, and then four minutes into the second half Consett came very close to taking the lead.
David Dowson was on the receiving end of a brilliant cross, but his powerless effort two-yards away was kept out by Harkess with ease.
Seaham had a rare opportunity in the 58th minute as Robbie Bird made a great run on the left-hand side only for his shot to be parried away by Ross Coombe and McBryde’s rebound went well wide of the goal.
Consett then took the lead six minutes later through Michael Sweet.
The former Billingham player was on the receiving end of a brilliant ball from Dowson on the right and he headed home with ease from close-range.
Seaham only really threatened four minutes from time, when Thomas Price made a promising run on the left only for his effort to go just wide of the goal.
The result means Seaham drop to ninth position ahead of their clash with bottom side Billingham Synthonia on Saturday whilst Consett move up to sixth.
Seaham Red Star: Harkess, Hodgson (Chapman 80), Scorer, Staunch, Price, Kane (Bramley 45), Croft, Hetherington, Bird, Davis (T Scott 76), McBryde.
Subs not used: Galbraith and Wilkinson.
Consett: Coombe, Lawrence (Rogan 65), McKinnon, Purewal, Slocombe, Kay, Hawkins, Lavery, Elliott (Smith 80), Sweet (Mackay 70) , Dowson.
Booked: Slocombe and Lavery
Subs not used: Cassidy and J Scott.
The full interview with Chris McCabe is available here.