First Team

Tue 29 Sep 2020 | Ebac Northern League Div 1 | Away




Lewis Reynolds



Four second half goals from the hosts lay the foundation for a 5-3 victory. The Star lead twice in the opening half with goals from Tommy Bott and Nathan Greenwood, Paul Gardiner got Seaham’s third 10 minutes from time.


Injuries again decimated the Red Star line up with manager Mark Collingwood again having to rely on the youngster in the squad to make up the team. Dan Hawkins returned after missing Saturday’s game.


Shildon started the game well. passing the ball around and creating openings for Dean Thexton and Joe Posthill, however, Andy Jennison comfortably dealt with their efforts. Seaham’s first attack saw home keeper Bateman turn Grennwood’s effort away for a corner. McRobert’s kick was met with a ferocious shot from Bott that flew into the net Within two minutes the hosts were on level terms, A free kick from Heywood was driven into the area and ricochet into Alex White and into the Seaham goal.


Shildon looked to have taken the lead on 25 minutes when the ball ended up in the Seaham net following a goalmouth scramble, but referee Mr Reynolds disallowed it for a foul on the Seaham keeper. Seaham went up the park to take the lead on 28 minutes for the second time. Across from McRoberts was met by Greenwood at the far post, his header was parried away by Bateman but greenwood reacted to stab the rebound home.


Just before the break Taylor Richardson outstripped the home defence and his shot was pushed away by Bateman.


Half Time 1-2


Shildon came flying out of the blocks at the beginning of the half and were level when Posthill raced into the box and fired past Jennison. Ten minutes later on 56 minutes Danny Craggs converted a penalty to make 3-2 to Shildon after Jennison upended Posthill. The tired Star midfield were getting completely overrun and Shildon’s 4th followed on 65 minutes, hailes was forced into conceding a corner kick under pressure from Heywood. Matthews kick was met on the run by Vaulks who fired a header past Jennison. Dean Thexton rounded off the hosts scoring in the 71st minute before Paul Gardiner netted Seahams 3rd 12 minutes from time.


Full Time 5-3     



Seaham Red Star: Jennison, Hailes J (Dow), Weldon, Hawkins, Bott, Tumilty, McRoberts (Morland), Gardiner, Johnson, Richardson, Greenwood (Lawson)

Unused subs: Collingwood


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