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Boldon CA

Tue 19 Oct 2021 | Durham Challenge Cup | Home

Stadium

Independent Utility Advice Arena

Attendance

103

Referee

David Fittes

Kick-Off

19:30

Red Star make progress in the County Cup following a penalty shoot out win after squandering a three goal lead.

 

Seaham opened up a 3 goal half time lead through Mark Robinson, Louis Anderson and James Robinson, before Boldon mounted a terrific 2nd half fightback. Levi Collins netted early in the second half and Dan Gray and Daniel Wright added goals in the final five minutes to take the tie to a penalty decider. The Star netted all 5 spot kicks, and with Jack Patton saving the visitors 4th kick Seaham went through with a 5-3 win.

 

The game kicked off with a strong wind at the backs of the home team, however it was Boldon that had the first chance when Collins was through on goal but Patton made a great block in the Seaham goal. Seaham then got on top and visiting keeper James Lone was kept busy in the opening twenty minutes. The Star took the lead in the 24th minute when a shot from Mark Robinson squirmed under Lone and into the bottom corner. Seaham kept the pressure on and were rewarded when Louis Anderson fired home for his first Seaham goal. Good work from Mark Robinson set up James Robinson to fire in the third of the night on 37 minutes to round off a brilliant half for the home side.

 

The wind appeared to be a bit stronger at the start of the second period and Boldon took full advantage with Collins scoring in the 46th minute tapping in a cross from Charlie McLeod. It took the home side a little time to come to grips with the conditions and Patton had to deal with a number of punts into the penalty area to maintain Seahams 2 goal advantage. With 70 minutes on the clock Boldon keeper Lone was forced to save from Anderson and Heywood as Seaham attempted to put the game out of Boldon’s reach. The game sprung into life in the 85th minute, Boldon substitute Dan Gray reacted first when a cross came into the box from Wightman and steered his shot past Patton. The sustained pressure from Boldon paid off in the 90th minute when a speculative shot from Wright hit Jordan Patterson and looped over the Seaham keeper to bring the scores level.

 

The penalty shoot out saw Seaham score their first 4 spot kicks, before Jack Patton saved Boldon’s 4th kick. Louis Anderson stepped up to slot home the winning kick to take the Star into the next round.

 

Red Star Team : Patton, Baggs, Weldon, Heywood, Nelson, Patterson, Kerridge, Bott, Anderson, Robinson M (Hodgson), Robinson J (Kerr).

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