Ebac Northern League Division 1
Guisborough Town 2-2 Hebburn Town
Roberts 3 Armstrong 18
Nixon 72 Martin 53
Guisborough Town and Hebburn Town shared the points in a 2-2 draw at the King George V Ground today.
Steven Roberts put the hosts in front very early on but his goal was cancelled out by Graeme Armstrong 15 minutes later.
Hebburn went in front early in the second half through Olly Martin, before substitute Luke Nixon levelled things up 18 minutes from time.
Hebburn manager Kevin Bolam named an unchanged side from the team that beat Vauxhall Motors in the FA Vase last week.
The hosts got off to the dream start and were in front within three minutes as Roberts met a good ball down the left and completed his run before burying the ball in the bottom-right corner.
The Hornets responded well to going a goal behind and came close in the 10th minute when Tom Potter ran across the defence and his effort went just wide.
Bolam’s side got a deserved equaliser eight minutes later when Armstrong headed home from close range on the end of Potter’s cross.
15 minutes later, Hebburn came incredibly close when Michael Richardson’s close range effort was saved and then Dan Groves forced the goalkeeper into an impressive diving save to his right.
Guisborough’s only other notable chance of the half came in stoppage time when Paul Young volleyed over on the end of a corner.
The visitors started the second half really well, and were in front in the 53rd minute when Martin scored a diving header at the far post on the end of Groves’ cross.
However, the hosts equalised in the 72nd minute when Nixon headed home on the end of Roberts’ impressive cross.
Hebburn nearly got a winner four minutes later when Armstrong’s header hit the post.
Guisborough piled on the pressure towards the end and looked the more likely side to score but the Hebburn defence stood firm.
Up next for Hebburn is Ryhope CW away from home next Saturday.
Guisborough Town: Catterick, Miller, Marron, Rowbotham, Robinson, Roberts, Thompson (Nixon 58), Young, McNeill, Ward (Mitchinson 63), Coleman (Close 80).
Subs not used: Crust and Marshall
Hebburn Town: Foden, Groves, Carson, Storey, Lough, Spence, McKeown, Potter, Richardson, Martin, Armstrong.
Booked: McKeown, Spence and Armstrong
Subs not used: Donaghy, Suddick, Taylor, Sullivan, Dibb-Fuller.