Seaham Red Star finish season with 4-1 defeat at Morpeth

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Ebac Northern League Division 1

Morpeth Town 4-1 Seaham Red Star

Davison 11              Thompson 61

Phillips 16

Henderson 72, 83 pen

Seaham Red Star finished their season with a 4-1 defeat at Morpeth Town last night but as has often been the case this season, the Star will feel hard done by the scoreline.

Goals from Mark Davison and Wayne Phillips put the hosts in front early on, but 17-year-old James Thompson got the Star back into the game midway through the second half.

However, substitute Liam Henderson came off the bench and sealed the win for Morpeth with two goals.

Both sides were playing for pride, with Morpeth already promoted to the Evo Stik League Division 1 North and the Star’s position in Division 1 of the Northern League safe for another season.

The hosts started brightly with Joe Walton hitting the post just four minutes in following an impressive ball from Sean Taylor on the left.

They were in front just seven minutes later when Davison headed home into the top-right corner off the end of another impressive ball from Taylor.

The Northumberland side got another goal in the 16th minute when Phillips curled the ball into the top-left corner impressively from long range.

Morpeth almost got a third in the 31st minute when Davison headed just over the bar off the end of Walton’s ball.

Seaham started the second half well and almost got a goal back when substitute Alex Ramshaw went through on goal but his lob over the keeper went just wide of the target.

Five minutes later, the Star did get a goal back when Thompson latched onto a good ball through the defence and buried the ball past the keeper in the bottom left.

Seaham really should’ve equalised in the 65th minute when Morpeth keeper Karl Dryden failed to keep hold of the ball and Lee Hetherington put a ball into Robbie Bird but he fired wide despite there being an open goal.

Unfortunately for Craig Lynch’s side, Morpeth got a third in the 72nd minute when Thomas Price failed to clear his lines and Henderson fired home into the top-right corner.

Ten minutes later, the hosts got a penalty when Callum Munro was adjudged to have brought a player down in the box. Henderson stepped up and sent keeper Declan Greenwood the wrong way to get his side’s fourth of the night.

Two minutes from time, Greenwood made an outstanding diving save to the right to deny Morpeth substitute Simon Farrier.

The Star finish the season 18th in the Northern League Division 1, whilst Morpeth finish as runners up.

After the game, Craig Lynch said: “It certainly wasn’t a 4-1 game. Maybe the first two goals they scored could’ve been prevented by a bit of communication and staying in our positions.

“After James Thompson’s goal, I thought we played well, close game and then it was just a little fumble in the box and then they scored and then a penalty decision.

“I thought the middle period of the game was really good – just the start and the end let us down a bit.”

The full interview with Lynch can be found here.

Morpeth Town: Dryden, Forster, Turner, Coppen, McDonald, Phillips, Graydon (c) (Norris 77), Walton (Farrier 84), Sayer, Taylor, Davison (Henderson 71).

Subs not used: Moorcroft and Carson

Seaham Red Star: Greenwood, Munro, Staunch, Howe, Price, Chapman, Croft (Johnson 73), Johnston (Ramshaw 56), Thompson, Bird (c), Hetherington.

Subs not used: Wilkinson, Byrne, Crosby.

Attendance: 121

Seaham Red Star lose 3-0 in final home game of the season

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Ebac Northern League Division 1

Seaham Red Star 0-3 Stockton Town

                                    Owens 12

                                   Ward 58

                                   Coleman 90+1

FA Vase finalists Stockton Town continued their good run of form with a 3-0 victory over relegation-threatened Seaham Red Star last night, but the Star will once again feel slightly hard done by.

Goals from Jamie Owens, James Ward and Sonni Coleman separated the two sides on the night.

The Star came into the game knowing that three points would secure their Northern League Division 1 status for another year, while Stockton had nothing to play for in the league so didn’t name their strongest lineup.

Seaham came straight out of the blocks early in the first half, and came close just two minutes in when Alex Ramshaw made a great run before playing a good ball towards Robbie Bird whose shot across goal went wide.

Seven minutes later, they came close again when Bird made a good run on the left and his excellent cross went out for a corner, which came to nothing.

Stockton went in front in the 12th minute however, due to a lapse in concentration from the Seaham defence. Andy Johnston gave the ball straight to Owens who buried the ball in the bottom left with his left foot.

12 minutes later, Owens tried his luck from a very similar position but this time he hit the post.

The Star continued to show positive signs however, especially when Tommy Scott’s curled strike hit the crossbar in the 34th minute.

HT: Seaham Red Star 0-1 Stockton Town

Seaham started the second half well too, and just ten minutes in Bird made a great run before giving the ball to Ramshaw whose shot brought about an outstanding block from Christopher Dunwell.

Four minutes later however, Stockton doubled their lead when Ward headed home from close range on the end of an excellent ball from the left.

It was all Stockton after that, and it would’ve been 3-0 in the 75th minute had it not been for Jordan Harkess’ excellent save on the end of Adam Nicholson’s header.

Just moments from time, Coleman hit the crossbar and then two minutes later he scored when he smashed the ball into the top-right corner after a cracking run.

The result means the Star have to rely on Bishop Auckland, Penrith and Jarrow Roofing all losing this week in order to be safe by Monday’s game at North Shields.

Seaham manager Craig Lynch was a frustrated figure after the game. He said: “I’m embarrassed. I thought it was a game we could’ve won – Stockton are in the Vase final, they’ve played umpteen games, they’ve got a league semi-final on Thursday, while we’re in a relegation battle.

“I thought first ten minutes, we looked right up for it today but we gave away a silly free kick and, as we do, cannot defend a corner.

“You cannot just blame that, as the game is won and lost in both boxes. We’re not good enough in both boxes, that’s why we are where we are in the table.”

The full interview with Lynch can be found here.

Seaham Red Star: Harkess, Munro, Lavender, Scorer, Price, Johnston, Staunch (Hetherington 65), Ramshaw, Croft, Bird (c), Scott (Johnson 71).

Subs not used: Chapman, Greenwood and Wilkinson.

Stockton Town: Arthur, Stockton (Cossavella 67), Nicholson, Dunwell, Mulligan, Coulthard (Mohammed 55), Carter, Ward, Coleman, Owens (Petitjean 70), Risbrough.

Subs not used: Hayes and Jordan.

Attendance: 103

Seaham Red Star pick up valuable point at Newton Aycliffe

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Ebac Northern League Division 1

Newton Aycliffe 1-1 Seaham Red Star

Charmey 63               McBryde 29

Seaham Red Star ended a run of four straight losses with a point away at Newton Aycliffe last night in the Northern League Division 1.

Liam McBryde took the lead for the Star midway through the first half but Thiabault Charmey equalised in the second half with a stunning strike.

Lynch made two changes to his side with Jordan Lavender making his debut in place of David Scorer and Liam McBryde coming in for the injured Thomas Scott.

Newton Aycliffe were looking to get back to winning ways following two disappointing results against relegation-threatened Jarrow Roofing last week.

The game was very end-to-end to start with. Aycliffe had the first chance of the game in the eight minute when Charmey’s effort was blocked well by Codie Howe.

The Star came very close seven minutes later as Thomas Price made an excellent run on the left but his close-range effort was blocked by a defender.

In the 29th minute, the Star took the lead in what was a great team goal. Aaron Croft started the move with a brilliant lofted through ball to Robbie Bird who then found McBryde and the striker lobbed the keeper from close range.

Chances were few and far between for the rest of the first half however, and Aycliffe came out of the blocks fighting after the break.

Ten minutes into the half, Kurt Matthews’ shot across goal brought a sublime goal-line clearance by Howe.

In the 63rd minute, Aycliffe equalised as Charmey was in so much space that he was able to hit the ball from a sideways angle on the volley and there was no way keeper Jordan Harkess could’ve got to it.

Eight minutes later, debutant Lavender provided a crucial block to deny Aycliffe’s Craig Hutchinson.

The game could’ve gone either way in the final moments, but the hosts had the only real chance when Hutchinson’s close-range header was well caught by Harkess.

The result means the Star move two places up to 17th in the table but remain in a relegation battle as they’re level on points with Penrith and Bishop Auckland, who all sit below them.

Speaking after the game, manager Craig Lynch said:  “It’s a bit hard to take. I thought we played really well in the first half but for some reason at the minute we’re coming out (after the break) and we’re changing the game plan a bit. I don’t know why.

“We’ve steadied the ship a bit following four straight losses. We didn’t deserve to lose against West Auckland twice, should’ve got a point maybe but then tonight we’ve been done by an individual piece of brilliance.

“It’s a point nearer to where we want to be at the end of the season, we’ve just got to go to Marske and dig deep again, maybe nick a win or a point.”

The full interview can be found here.

Newton Aycliffe: Winter (McLaren 88), Brown, Mitton (Banks 62), Grant-Soulsby, Weldon, Jewson, Trotter, Costello, Matthews, Charmey, Hutchinson.

Booked: Trotter

Subs not used: Browne, Brassell and Stephenson.

Seaham Red Star: Harkess, Munro, Lavender, Howe, Price, Ramshaw, Hodgson, Croft (Bailey 65) (Johnston 74), Bird (c), Hetherington, McBryde.

Subs not used: Greenwood, Crosby and Johnson.

Attendance: 75

Seaham Red Star fall into relegation battle after West Auckland defeat

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Seaham Red Star 1-2 West Auckland Town

Scott 88                       Doninger 43 Parker 51

It was deja vu for Seaham Red Star today as they lost 2-1 to West Auckland Town for the second time this week, and will once again feel hard done by.

The result moves the Star down to 19th just three points above the drop zone but with a game in hand on Jarrow Roofing.

Mark Doninger put the visitors in front just before half time, before Daniel Parker added a second early in the second half.

Thomas Scott brought the Star some hope with a goal two minutes from time but it was too little too late.

Craig Lynch made three changes to his side with Aaron Croft, Liam Hodgson and Carl Lawson coming in while West Auckland brought in Amar Purewal for Lewis Dodds.

West Auckland started the brighter side with Arran Wearmouth having a shot go just wide two minutes in.

Chances were few and far between however until Seaham nearly scored a goal in remarkable fashion in the 19th minute when right-back Callum Munro fired at goal from long range but the keeper managed to tip it over.

Alex Ramshaw later had a powerless long-range effort saved by the keeper in the 37th minute, and then three minutes later at the other end Nathan Fisher had a similar effort saved to the left.

West Auckland took the lead in the 43rd minute when Wearmouth’s powerful strike took a deflection off Doninger and beat Jordan Harkess in the Seaham goal.

Early in the second half, Purewal had a powerful effort saved by Harkess but just four minutes later the visitors added another when Parker headed home through Harkess’ legs on the end of a great free kick.

They came close again in the 67th minute when Fisher was through on goal but he had two shots blocked by Harkess.

Seaham had their best chance yet five minutes later when Scott played an excellent ball towards substitute Liam McBryde who was one-on-one with the keeper but his effort was blocked.

West Auckland goalscorer Doninger almost got a second in the 76th minute when his powerful strike hit the crossbar.

The Star got a goal back in the 88th minute when McBryde played a brilliant lofted through ball to Scott and he buried the ball in the bottom-left corner to beat Shane Bland.

Seaham threw men forward in the last five minutes of the game, and keeper Harkess even came up for a free kick. He attempted a volley from the set piece but didn’t connect with it, and unfortunately the Star were unable to get an equaliser.

Speaking after the game, manager Craig Lynch said: “It was near enough the same as Tuesday, I thought we were outstanding again. It’s hard to take.

“But then the commitment, if we didn’t get our heads down it could’ve been three, four, five nil that but we kept going, we nicked one, we had chances, the lads were outstanding again.

“There’s probably been four out of nine games we’ve played like that – the two games we won [Whitley Bay(A) and Jarrow Roofing(H)] and then West Auckland twice. If we’d played like that in the other five, I don’t think we’d be in the position we’re in now. ”

You can find the full interview with Lynch here.

Seaham Red Star: Harkess, Munro, Price, Scorer, Chapman, Croft, Hodgson (Bailey 63), Ramshaw (McBryde 60), Lawson (Bonner 81), Bird (c), Scott.

Booked: Croft

Subs not used: Johnson and Crosby

West Auckland Town: Bland, Morris, Bell, Parker, Colquhoun, Mitchell, Doninger, McKeown, Wearmouth (Dodds 58), Purewal (Wade 77), Fisher.

Booked: Wearmouth

Subs not used: Connor, Fortune and Coulson.

Attendance: 89

Seaham Red Star crash out of League Cup with Dunston defeat

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Brooks Mileson Northern League Cup Quarter-Final

Seaham Red Star 0-3 Dunston UTS

Fitzpatrick 10 pen Thear 14 Pearson 41

Seaham Red Star crashed out of the Northern League Cup last night with a 3-0 defeat at home to Dunston UTS at the Ferguson Motor Repairs Stadium.

First half goals from Mark Fitzpatrick, Liam Thear and Michael Pearson sunk the Star on a very disappointing evening for Craig Lynch’s side.

Lynch made four changes to his side with Lee Chapman, Codie Howe, Thomas Scott and Thomas Price coming in for David Scorer, Kieran Galbraith, Liam McBryde and Robbie Bird.

Opponents Dunston were looking to continue one of a few good cup runs they’ve had this season, having already made the Durham Challenge Cup final.

It was a less than lively start to the game but just ten minutes in, Dunston were awarded a penalty after Luke Gilhespy needlessly tripped Thear in the box. Fitzpatrick stepped up and buried the spot kick in the bottom-left corner despite Jordan Harkess diving the right way.

Gilhespy almost redeemed himself three minutes later but he headed wide on the end of the corner.

Dunston doubled their lead in the 14th minute through Thear. The winger beat Callum Munro on the left before lobbing Harkess one-on-one.

Thear nearly got his second of the night six minutes later when his header from a corner was just saved by Harkess and cleared away.

Seaham’s only real chance between then and half time came when Lee Hetherington fired over on the edge of the box in the 25th minute.

The visitors got their third of the night in the 41st minute when Pearson made a great run on the right to fire home unmarked from close range on the end of a good ball from the left.

Four minutes into the second half, Dunston nearly got a fourth when Thear’s powerful effort took a deflection off substitute Bradley Staunch before a brilliant save by Harkess to the right.

Seaham came close in the 52nd minute when Munro played a good ball through to Carl Lawson and his shot was pushed over by keeper Niall Harrison.

Substitute Alex Ramshaw then came close for the hosts 17 minutes later, but his effort was cleared off the line.

The last chance of the game came in the 85th minute when Dunston substitute Matteo Faiola’s free kick brought about a brilliant save from Harkess to the left.

After the match manager Craig Lynch said: “It was like we came here for a testimonial match not the quarter-final of the cup, which is very hard to take.

“We gave away three goals. How do you deal with that? How can you get back in it?”

The full interview with Lynch can be found here.

Seaham Red Star: Harkess, Munro, Howe, Gilhespy (Staunch 45), Chapman (c), Croft, Johnston (Bailey 59), Lawson, Hetherington, Price, Scott (Ramshaw 45).

Booked: Munro

Subs not used: Hodgson and Galbraith.

Dunston UTS: Harrison, Marrs, Pollock, Hall, Halliday, Stafford, Pearson, Burrell (c), Heslop (Faiola 81), Thear, Fitzpatrick (Martin 67).

Booked: Thear

Subs not used: Elliott, Grant and Lowther.

Attendance: 103

Seaham Red Star fall to 4-0 defeat against Newcastle Benfield

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Seaham Red Star 0-4 Newcastle Benfield

                                    J Scott 21

                                   Scorgie 49

                                   Devlin 72

                                   Brayson 86

Seaham Red Star suffered a 4-0 defeat last night at home to Newcastle Benfield in the Northern League Division 1, in what was a flattering scoreline to the visitors.

Goals from Joshua Scott, Lewis Scorgie, Jack Devlin and Paul Brayson secured the win for Mark Convery’s side to extend their unbeaten run to nine games.

It was the first time both teams had been in action in 17 days, thanks to postponements. Seaham manager Craig Lynch was looking for his second win as manager following a 2-0 win at Whitley Bay while the visitors were looking to continue their unbeaten start to 2018.

Benfield came out the blocks quite well and came close early on when Jordan Harkess’ attempted clearance bounced off Brayson and went just wide eight minutes in.

Moments later, the visitors had a proper chance when Jake Orrell’s effort was well blocked by Luke Gilhespy.

Convery’s side unsurprisingly took the lead in the 21st minute when J Scott was on the receiving end of a good ball on the left and he buried it in the bottom corner after being in plenty of space.

Seaham’s best chances of the half came just before the interval when Carl Lawson forced a good save to the right from Andrew Grainger and Callum Munro headed just over from close range shortly after.

However, Benfield started the second half well too and doubled their lead four minutes in when Scorgie scored a rebound from close range following an excellent save from Harkess to deny Eliott Forbes.

Thomas Scott came on as a sub for the Star and looked lively when he came on – his 69th minute lob over the keeper from long range went just wide.

Benfield scored their third of the evening when Joe Hailes made a good run on the left and his shot hit Devlin on the way in to beat Harkess to his bottom right.

The winning goal came 13 minutes later when substitutes Devlin and Scott McCarthy linked up well together before veteran forward Brayson but the ball in the back of the net from close range after a pinpoint cross from the left.

T Scott came close again in the 90th minute when Liam McBryde laid the ball off to him and he fired just wide from close range.

The result means Benfield move up to 11th in the Northern League Division 1 table while the Star remain in 14th place.

Following the match, Seaham manager Craig Lynch said: “People will look at that result and think Seaham have just been battered at home but if you were with the game you’ll see that was a different story to be honest.

“They’ve had five shots, one of them was a rebound and they scored four shots while we’ve created 20 good chances.

“We made it easy for them to score four goals and get a four-nil win but I cannot fault us, I thought our team shape was really good, we made it hard for them when we got the ball.

“We’ve maybe been a bit slow first 30 minutes but after that we’ve created numerous chances so it’s a bit of a funny one getting beat four nil, I’ve got mixed feelings.”

The full interview can be found here.

Seaham Red Star: Harkess, Munro, Gilhespy, Scorer, Galbraith (T Scott 64), Croft, Johnston, Hetherington, Bird (c) (Hodgson 40), Lawson, McBryde.

Subs not used: Wilkinson and Ramshaw

Newcastle Benfield: Grainger, Evans, Scorgie (Pollock 79), Turnbull (c), Hailes, Slaughter, Forbes, Orrell, McEvoy (Devlin 57), J Scott (McCarthy 57), Brayson.

Subs not used: Convery and Nimmins

Attendance: 79

Seaham and Ryhope share points in feisty derby

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Ebac Northern League Division 1

Seaham Red Star 2-2 Ryhope Colliery Welfare

Ramshaw 1                Winship 36

Hetherington 34       Rae 39

Seaham Red Star and Ryhope Colliery Welfare shared the points in an entertaining derby in the Northern League Division 1 at the Ferguson Motor Repairs Stadium today.

Alex Ramshaw put the hosts in front early on, before Lee Hetherington doubled Seaham’s lead in the 34th minute.

Ryhope hit back however with goals in quick succession from Josh Winship and Micky Rae just before half time.

Seaham manager Chris McCabe made one change from the side that lost 3-0 at Newcastle Benfield in midweek with Lee Chapman coming in for Thomas Price, while Ryhope came searching for their first league win since November.

The Star had a dream start to the game, as 18-year-old Ramshaw volleyed home at the far post on the end of Liam Hodgson’s cracking ball just 58 seconds into the game.

Just two minutes later, Seaham came very close when Ryhope failed to defend a corner and Andrew Johnston’s header hit the crossbar.

Ryhope looked good on the counter attack and came close in the 13th minute when Josh Home-Jackson was on the end of a good through ball but his effort was well saved by Jordan Harkess to the left.

The hosts doubled their lead however 20 minutes later when Hetherington buried the ball into the bottom right corner with Ryhope keeper Jonathon Ball getting a touch to it on its way in.

Ryhope got a goal back in the 36th minute when the Seaham defence switched off following a penalty shout, enabling Winship to smash the ball into the top-left corner.

The visitors then got an equaliser just three minutes later when Elliott Woods nodded on towards Rae who headed home from close range.

Ryhope made a brilliant start to the second half, and almost took the lead when Rae rounded keeper Harkess and his effort went just wide of the goal.

Seaham thought they’d regained the lead in the 63rd minute when Robbie Bird buried the ball home but he was adjudged to be offside by the linesman.

Twelve minutes later, Harkess denied Rae’s impressive free kick to his right and then Bird forced a good save from Ball to his left in the 84th minute after a good lay-off from Hetherington.

The result means that Seaham drop to 14th in the league table while Ryhope remain in 18th.

Speaking after the game, Seaham manager Chris McCabe said: “I thought we played really well. It’s probably the best we’ve played for a long time.

“I’m a bit disappointed we didn’t get the win if I’m honest, but it was a full-blood derby, it’s how a derby should be – with some good strong tackles going in by both sides.

“It was a good game for the neutral to watch. The main thing was not to get beat today and we didn’t, but we’ve got some tough games coming up.” The full interview can be found here.

Seaham face league leaders Morpeth Town next away from home on Wednesday, while Ryhope are at home to Ashington on Tuesday.

Seaham Red Star: Harkess, Munro, Gilhespy (Staunch 56), Scorer, Chapman, Ramshaw, Johnston (Bailey 45), Hodgson, Bird (c), McBryde, Hetherington.

Booked: Gilhespy

Subs not used: Bramley and Scott.

Ryhope Colliery Welfare: Ball, Woods, Riding, Lay, Cairns (Trewick 81), Winship, Bott (c), Nicholson, Home-Jackson, Ellis (Skidmore 68), Rae (Melvin 90).

Booked: Cairns, Riding and Winship.

Subs not used: Paxton and Cocks

Attendance: 74

McGlade makes impression as Seaham and Ashington share points

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Seaham Red Star 1-1 Ashington

McGlade 9                   Stephenson 49 pen

Seaham Red Star shared the points with Ashington at the Ferguson Motor Repairs stadium in the Northern League Division 1 today.

Debutant Dylan McGlade opened the scoring for the hosts nine minutes in, but Ashington equalised with a Tony Stephenson penalty four minutes into the second half.

McGlade, on loan from Blyth Spartans, made his first start for Seaham while Bailey Prudhoe made his home debut having featured for the first time on Tuesday.

Ashington came into the game off the back of a 1-1 draw, sitting three places below their opposition in 12th.

The visitors started well as Shaun Henderson fired just over the bar seven minutes in.

Just moments later, Seaham took the lead however when Robbie Bird pounced on a loose ball and played in McGlade who rounded the keeper and slotted home comfortably.

McGlade nearly repeated his antics in the 31st minute when Thomas Price played a good through-ball to him and he rounded Conor Grant again only for his effort to go wide.

Ashington had a big penalty shout five minutes later when Callum Johnston appeared to be brought down by keeper Jordan Harkess but the referee gave nothing.

Seaham then nearly doubled their lead in the 40th minute when Bailey Prudhoe was one-on-one with the keeper but his effort was blocked.

The visitors started the better side in the second half as Johnston headed wide from a pinpoint cross two minutes in.

They were awarded a penalty shortly afterwards when Aaron Croft brought down a forward in the box, and substitute Stephenson buried it in the bottom-left corner to equalise.

Seaham debutant McGlade showed his class once again in the 68th minute when his long-range strike hit the crossbar, however it was end-to-end stuff as Ashington had a chance cleared off the line after some poor goalkeeping from Harkess.

The hosts almost won the game in added time when Prudhoe beat the full back on the right, but his effort was blocked by a defender.

The result sees Ashington move up to 11th while Seaham remain in 9th.

Speaking after the match Seaham joint-manager Chris McCabe said: “We weren’t at our best today, so a draw was probably a fair result. We’ve gifted them a point by needlessly giving a penalty away but I thought overall it was a fair result in the end.”

The full interview with McCabe is available here.

Seaham Red Star: Harkess, Munro, Galbraith (Staunch 74), Scorer, Price, Johnston (Hodgson 52), Croft (Chapman 66), Ramshaw, McGlade, Bird, Prudhoe.

Booked: Chapman and Ramshaw

Subs not used: Patton and Bailey.

Ashington: Grant, McAndrew, Christensen, Bell (Bowey 72), Hornsby, Henderson, Stevens (Stephenson 14), White (Williamson 90), Edwards, Pearson, Johnston.

Booked: Edwards

Subs not used: Glasper and Lancaster

Attendance: 83

Seaham smash Darlington RA in Northern League Cup tie

Darlington RA away

Ebac Northern League Cup Round 2

Darlington Railway Athletic 0-4 Seaham Red Star

Prudhoe 9 Scorer 60 Bird 61 Hodgson 86

Seaham Red Star progressed to the third round of the Ebac Northern League Cup with a dominant 4-0 victory over Darlington Railway Athletic yesterday evening.

There were some unfamiliar names on the scoresheet with new signing Bailey Prudhoe scoring on debut, and rare goals coming from David Scorer and Liam Hodgson.

Captain Robbie Bird scored the other goal for Chris McCabe’s side, in what was a brilliant night for the Star.

17-year-olds Bailey Prudhoe and Harry Johnson were added to an injury-hit Seaham side on loan from Sunderland and Spennymoor Town respectively ahead of the game while the hosts, who sit 20th in Division 2, could only name three substitutes.

The visitors’ pace troubled RA from the start, and it only took nine minutes for them to take the lead.

Alex Ramshaw made a good run on the right and his pinpoint ball was backheeled by Prudhoe past keeper Paul Griffiths with class.

Five minutes later, Seaham were awarded a penalty after Thomas Scott was brought down, but Aaron Croft’s penalty was poor and kept out by Griffiths to his right as a result.

The home side only really threatened on one occasion when in the 25th minute Dominic Joynes got the ball in space only for him to shoot straight at Jordan Harkess.

The Star came incredibly close to doubling their lead five minutes later when Scott hit the crossbar.

After the break, Seaham’s dominance continued and they doubled their lead 15 minutes into the half.

Scorer’s free header on the end of a corner was cleared off the line, but the centre-half smashed the rebound into the top corner.

The visitors started to run away with the game as just moments later Bird cut in from the left and buried the ball into the bottom-right to make it 3-0.

McCabe’s side sealed the victory three minutes from time when substitute Hodgson beat a defender and slotted home in the bottom-left corner.

Following the win, McCabe said: “I’m pleased with the performance. I thought we dominated the game and should’ve really scored more goals, but after a disappointing defeat on Friday it was basically come here and get a positive result which we did.

“It’s always nice to win a game of football after you’ve just been beat.

“It gives the lads a bit more of a g-up for Saturday at home to Ashington.”

The full interview with McCabe can be found here.

Darlington Railway Athletic: Griffiths, McLachlan, Flounders (Grocott 72), Peel, Reaks, Donaldson(c), Guthrie, Harrison, Joynes, Wilson (Atkinson), Sims.

Booked: Griffiths and Flounders

Unused sub: Duggan

Seaham Red Star: Harkess, Munro, Staunch, Scorer, Galbraith, Croft, Johnston (Johnson), Ramshaw, Prudhoe (Hodgson 68), Bird(c), Scott (Bramley 57).

Unused subs: Bailey and Patton

Martin hat-trick sinks Seaham

Jarrow Roofing away

Ebac Northern League Division One

Jarrow Roofing B.C.A 3-0 Seaham Red Star

Martin 50,55,67

Jarrow Roofing picked up their first win in seven games against Seaham Red Star in the Northern League last night (Friday 10 November).

Oliver Martin scored a 17-minute hat-trick in the second half to separate the two sides.

Seaham Red Star came into the game three games unbeaten, with a win potentially taking them up to 7th.

It was quite an evenly matched first half, but Martin put the ball away past Jordan Harkess for the hosts in the 16th minute only for his goal to be ruled offside.

17 minutes later, Jarrow Roofing came close when Lee Kerr’s powerful half-volley went just wide.

Seaham had a golden opportunity on the brink of half time, when Alex Ramshaw played in Thomas Scott but his effort went over the bar.

It took only five minutes for the hosts to take the lead in the second half when Martin found the ball in space and buried it past Harkess.

The striker then doubled his side’s lead following a defensive error, capitalising Bradley Staunch’s mistake to slot the ball in the bottom-left.

Robbie Bird made a cracking run for the visitors in the 57th minute, and his effort was blocked out for a corner by the defence.

It was Martin for the home side causing all the problems however, his powerful strike forcing a brilliant save from Harkess in the 66th minute.

Moments later, the striker made a great run on the left unopposed and he slotted the ball past the keeper at the far post for his hat-trick.

Seaham’s chances were limited towards the end of the game, as Staunch headed straight at the keeper on the end of a corner in the 70th minute and Robbie Bird’s effort four minutes later went wide.

Kerr had two excellent free kicks for the hosts denied by the keeper and then the post, shortly before they were awarded a penalty on the brink of full time.

Lee Chapman brought a forward down just inside the box, and Liam Anderson stepped up only to be denied by Harkess leaving the visitors with a bit of comfort at the end.

The result sees Jarrow Roofing remain in 19th but level on points with Newton Aycliffe, with a game in hand, while Seaham remain in 9th ahead of their next game at Darlington RA in the League Cup on Wednesday.

Speaking after the game, Seaham joint-manager Chris McCabe said: “I’m very disappointed. A few of the players have let themselves down tonight with their individual performances.

“They know that now, I’ve just had a little word with them in the changing room. We’ve just got to pick ourselves up again on Wednesday at Darlington RA away.”

The full interview with McCabe can be found here.

Jarrow Roofing: Newbrook, McArdle, Fisher, Petrache, Walton, Garthwaite, Vipond(c), Kerr, Palmer, Martin (Duell 89), Gardiner (Anderson 81).

Booked: McArdle

Subs not used: Varga, Regan, Dadd.

Seaham Red Star: Harkess, Munro, Staunch, Scorer, Chapman, Ramshaw, Hodgson, Croft (Johnston 65), Bird(c), Scott, McBryde (Kane 45).

Booked: Munro and Scorer

Subs not used: Patton and Galbraith