Hebburn up to second with emphatic Whickham win

Ebac Northern League Division 1

Hebburn Town 5-1 Whickham

Sullivan 20               Cowburn 33

Robson 58,65

Spence 88

Suddick 89

Hebburn Town moved up to second place with an emphatic victory over Whickham at the Energy Check Sports Ground today.

Luke Sullivan put the hosts in front early in the first half, before Max Cowburn equalised just over ten minutes later.

Goals from Jack Robson (2), Robbie Spence and Lewis Suddick in the second half separated the two sides and gave the Hornets a big win.

Top scorer Michael Richardson missed the game through injury but his absence didn’t appear to affect the performance.

Hebburn were in front within 20 minutes when Graeme Armstrong squared the ball to Sullivan who back-heeled it past the keeper from close range.

The Hornets nearly doubled their lead ten minutes later when Andrew Stephenson had a close range effort saved by John Mordey.

In the 33rd minute, Whickham equalised when Matty Pattison played a good ball forward to Cowburn who smashed the ball into the top-left corner on the edge of the box.

The hosts had two chances to regain their lead shortly before the break. Armstrong headed just over from a corner in the 41st minute and then Dan Groves’ close range effort was saved by the legs of Mordey two minutes later.

Hebburn regained the lead in the 58th minute when Louis Storey played through Robson whose shot on the edge of the box was dead and buried into the bottom-right corner.

Five minutes later, Stephenson had a long range effort just kept out by Mordey and then in the 65th minute Scott Oliver’s side doubled their lead through Robson. Storey made a great run down the right and played it to the winger who slid the ball past the keeper in the bottom-right corner.

In the 87th minute, Whickham had their only chance of the half when Dale Burrell’s long range effort was pushed onto the post by Andrew Jennison.

Hebburn grabbed a fourth moments later when Spence headed home from the six yard box on the end of a great cross by Stephenson.

The winner came one minute later when substitute Jason Blackburn spotted the run of Suddick and the winger beat the keeper with one touch one-on-one.

Up next for the Hornets is Consett at home next Saturday.

Hebburn Town: Jennison, Groves, Gilhespy, Donaghy, Shaw, Robson (Suddick 78), Storey, Spence, Stephenson, Sullivan (Dibb-Fuller 67), Armstrong (Blackburn 81).

Booked: Sullivan

Subs not used: Read and Chow

Whickham: Mordey, Callaghan, Grieve, Little (Hedley 73), Kay, Orrell, Burrell, Scroggins, Cowburn, Pattison, Stevens.

Booked: Little and Stevens

Subs not used: Doninger and Lowther

Attendance: 160



Late Blackburn winner ensures Hebburn get all three points against Shildon

Ebac Northern League Division 1

Hebburn Town 2-1 Shildon

Storey 77                 Steel 64

Blackburn 90+1

A late goal from substitute Jason Blackburn ensured Hebburn Town picked up all three points with victory over Shildon on Tuesday evening.

Nathan Steel put the visitors in front in the 64th minute before Louis Storey equalised in the 77th minute and Blackburn scored in added time.

It was a quiet start to proceedings until the 20th minute when Hebburn’s Gary Shaw squared it to Robbie Spence, whose effort sailed over the bar.

Three minutes later, Spence came close again when he headed just over from Michael Richardson’s free kick on the right.

In the 31st minute, Shildon came incredibly close when player-manager Daniel Moore’s header from a corner was cleared off the line by Shaw.

Eight minutes later, the visitors thought they had the lead when Billy Greulich-Smith put the ball in the back of the net but it was ruled out for offside.

Two minutes into the second half Jack Robson headed just wide on the end of Richardson’s impressive cross.

In the 51st minute, Hebburn captain Storey lost the ball cheaply and Steel linked up with Matthew Robson whose close range shot was saved by the legs of Andrew Jennison.

Shildon took the lead in the 64th minute when David Palmer played an impressive through ball to Steel who beat Jennison one-on-one slotting the ball into the bottom-left corner.

Four minutes later, the visitors nearly doubled their lead when Aidan Heywood headed against the post from a corner before Jack Vaulks’ effort went over the bar.

Hebburn equalised in the 77th minute when Spence whipped the ball over to Storey in space who buried the ball into the bottom-left corner.

Shortly after the goal, player-manager Moore was sent off for his protests at the goal which he believed to be offside.

In the first minute of added time, the Hornets snatched a winner when Richardson’s cross was poorly defended and the ball fell to Blackburn who smashed the ball home from close range.

The result means Hebburn are now within a point of second placed Consett with a game in hand.

Hebburn Town: Jennison; Suddick, Gilhespy, Donaghy, Shaw; Storey, Richardson; Robson, Spence (Stephenson, 78), Dibb-Fuller (Blackburn, 71); Sullivan
Subs (not used): Chow, Tumilty, Furniss
Shildon: Newbrook; Curl, Moore, Vaulks; Heywood, Duell, Ellison, Palmer, Robson; Greulich-Smith, Steel (Hird, 88)
Subs (not used): Eltringham, Reay, Johnson, Horworth

Attendance: 190


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 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

Robson stars in second successive Hebburn win

Ebac Northern League Division 1

Hebburn Town 3-1 Seaham Red Star

Dibb-Fuller 58        Hailes 60

Robson 72

Suddick 84

Jack Robson starred for Hebburn Town as they beat Seaham Red Star 3-1 on Tuesday night at the Energy Check Sports Ground.

Ben Dibb-Fuller put the Hornets in front early in the second half before Joseph Hailes equalised for the Star.

Goals from Robson and Lewis Suddick followed to secure the victory.

There were little chances in the opening 20 minutes until Graeme Armstrong came close for the Hornets in the 21st minute but his shot was blocked by the keeper one-on-one.

Nine minutes later, Hebburn’s Suddick had a close range header saved and shortly after, Michael Richardson’s effort went just wide.

13 minutes into the second half, the hosts took the lead when Suddick played through Robson, whose shot hit the post, and then Dibb-Fuller was at hand to net the rebound.

Their lead only lasted two minutes however, as a long throw was poorly defended by the Hebburn defence and Paul Weldon squared it to Hailes who beat Jennison close range to the right.

Moments later, Dan Wilson had a shot saved from close range for the visitors.

In the 69th minute, Suddick’s long range effort went just wide of the mark.

Hebburn regained their lead three minutes later when Richardson played in Robson who cut in from the left and smashed the ball into the top-right corner.

In the 81st minute, Richardson was involved again this time playing through Gary Shaw whose close range shot was pushed wide.

The Hornets put the game to bed three minutes later when Suddick buried the ball into the bottom-left corner after a good ball from the left.

The result sees Hebburn move up to fifth in the Northern League Division 1 table.

Hebburn Town: Jennison, Malley, Gilhespy, Donaghy, Shaw, Stephenson (Dibb-Fuller 57), Spence, Suddick, Richardson, Robson, Armstrong (Chow 45).

Unused subs: Blackburn, Attewell and Taylor.

Seaham Red Star: Bannon, Young, Gillesphey, Myers, Weldon, J.Hailes (Greenwood 76), Gardiner (Chilton 76), Robinson, Kerr, Taylor, Wilson.

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

Attendance: 167

Hebburn put nine past Whitley Bay in emphatic victory

Ebac Northern League Division 1

Whitley Bay 0-9 Hebburn Town

Armstrong 5 Sulllivan 18,35,39,42 Richardson 38,68 Storey 53 Chow 77

Hebburn Town inflicted a massive defeat on Whitley Bay winning 9-0 at Hillheads Park yesterday.

Goals from Graeme Armstrong, Luke Sullivan (4), Michael Richardson (2), Louis Storey and Paul Chow separated the two sides on the day.

Hebburn came into the game sitting in seventh knowing a win could put them up to sixth while Whitley Bay sat in 15th place.

Scott Oliver’s side were ahead within five minutes when Richardson played through Armstrong who beat the keeper one-on-one with a well-driven shot.

The visitors doubled their lead 13 minutes later when Richardson and Armstrong linked up well before giving the ball to Sullivan who struck well at the far post to beat the keeper in the bottom-left corner.

Lewis Suddick almost made it three in the 21st minute when he was played through by Armstrong but his effort was pushed wide by the goalkeeper.

14 minutes later, the Hornets went 3-0 up when Richardson played through a good ball from a free kick and it was headed across goal by Robbie Spence to Sullivan who scored an overhead kick at the far post.

A fourth came in the 38th minute when a poorly defended corner led to Sullivan teeing up Richardson who fired home in the top-right corner.

Moments later, Hebburn had their fifth goal when Armstrong’s header on the end of a good ball was dropped by the keeper and Sullivan headed home the rebound to secure his hat-trick.

Three minutes later, Sullivan struck again – lobbing the keeper after a great ball through by Andrew Stephenson.

Eight minutes into the second half, the Hornets had their seventh when a corner was badly defended enabling Stephenson to pick up on the loose ball and put it into Storey who headed home at the far post.

Whitley Bay were awarded a penalty in the 67th minute when Andrei Ardelean was brought down by Sam Read in the box, but Oliver Martin missed it – hitting the crossbar.

Moments later, the visitors got their eighth goal when Jack Robson made a great run before squaring it to Richardson who put away the ball into an open goal.

Hebburn’s final goal came nine minutes later when Robson put in a good ball for Chow to slide in at the far post against his former club.

The result sees Hebburn move up to sixth while Whitley Bay drop to 16th in the Northern League Division 1 table.

Whitley Bay: Logan, McFarlane, Hassan, Caines (Anderson 45), Cooper, Glen-Ravenhill, Christensen, Redford (Ramsey 45), Martin, Wright, Ardelean (Brannen 69).

Booked: Wright

Subs not used: Taylor and Walton

Hebburn Town: Jennison, Read, Gilhespy, Storey (Chow 71), Shaw, Spence, Stephenson, Suddick (Dibb-Fuller 69), Richardson, Sullivan (Robson 61), Armstrong.

Subs not used: Malley and Blackburn

Attendance: 286

Hebburn and West Auckland share points in six-goal thriller

Ebac Northern League Division 1

Hebburn Town 3-3 West Auckland

Storey 27                   Purewal 19 pen

Sullivan 77 pen        Dowson 52

Armstrong 90+5     Mitchell 90+4 pen

A late Graeme Armstrong equaliser rescued a point for Hebburn Town in a dramatic 3-3 draw with West Auckland yesterday.

Amar Purewal took the lead from the spot early in the first half for the visitors, before Louis Storey equalised only for David Dowson to put West in front again shortly after the break.

Luke Sullivan equalised from the spot for the Hornets before West Auckland thought they’d won it through an Adam Mitchell penalty in added time.

Armstrong equalised however moments later.

It was the second time the two sides had met in a week with West Auckland winning the previous encounter 2-0 to knock the Hornets out of the FA Vase.

West Auckland made a great start to the game and came close just ten minutes in when Mackenzie Heaney cut in on the left and his shot went just wide.

The visitors were awarded a penalty nine minutes later when Storey brought down Dowson in the box, and Purewal buried the ball down the left-hand side to put his side in front.

Hebburn equalised in the 27th minute when Storey smashed the ball into the top-left corner on the end of a great ball in from Michael Richardson.

Chances were few and far between after that until seven minutes into the second half when West Auckland took the lead again through Dowson who cut in from the right and beat Andrew Jennison with a left-footed strike into the top-left corner.

The visitors were reduced to ten men 15 minutes later when Liam Hegarty was dismissed for a rash challenge on Andrew Stephenson.

Hebburn had a penalty ten minutes later when Armstrong was brought down in the box by Denver Morris and Sullivan stepped up and buried the ball into the bottom-left corner to equalise for the Hornets.

The third penalty of the game came four minutes later when Arran Wearmouth was brought down by Jack Donaghy, but this time Purewal missed – hitting the crossbar.

West were awarded yet another penalty in added time when Donaghy brought down Wearmouth again, and this time Mitchell placed the ball into the bottom-left corner to just beat Jennison.

Moments later, Hebburn equalised in dramatic fashion when Armstrong’s diving header on the end of Richardson’s cross beat the keeper and sent the crowd wild.

The result sees West Auckland drop down to ninth in the Northern League Division 1 table while Hebburn remain in seventh.

Hebburn Town: Jennison, Read, Storey (Donaghy 55), Gilhespy, Shaw, Sullivan, Richardson, Spence (Blackburn 70), Stephenson, Suddick (Robson 67), Armstrong.

Booked: Gilhespy and Stephenson

Unused subs: Dibb-Fuller and Smith

West Auckland: Bland, Hegarty, Hunter, Cobain, Price, Purewal, Dodds, Mitchell, Snaith, Heaney (Morris 74), Dowson (Wearmouth 80).

Booked: Bland, Snaith and Dodds

Sent off: Hegarty

Unusued subs: Burnicle, Portas and Coulson.

Attendance: 210