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