Willington 3 Durham City 0
For the third time this season it was Tenants v Landlords at Hall Lane as hosts Willington entertained Durham City in the Ebac Northern league Division 2. The Citizens were hoping to inflict a defeat on the hosts after 2 heavy defeats earlier in the season. The opening stages were very cagey with both teams feeling their way into the game on a very heavy pitch. The first effort of the game came on 11 Minutes from Jordan Lee but City keeper David Smallman got down well to beat his effort away. It wasn’t long after that the hosts took the lead. A free kick was awarded 25 yards out by the Referee in the centre of the goal. Adam Storey stepped up and curled an effort into the top corner of the net with the keeper no where near to it 1-0. 6 Minutes later and the hosts doubled their lead. A ball down the left channel by Callum Oldfield found Adam Storey who evades the challenge of City’s Peter Bryson pulls the ball back to the edge of the box to the oncoming Luke Bailey who strikes first time but it takes a wicked deflection off the defender wrongfooting the keeper and nestles into the corner of the net 2-0. City were handed a golden chance to half the deficit on 29 Minutes as they were awarded a Penalty. Max Thomas was in on goal only to be dragged back by Luke Bailey who was the last man. As it was a goal scoring opportunity the Referee had no choice but to dismiss the Willington player. Callum Banki stepped up right footed only to blaze his effort over the bar. Glorious chance wasted 2-0 HT. The second half was more of a low key affair with Willington’s 10 men defending well. City had most of the possession without creating any clear cut chances. Despite all of the possession the sucker punch came on 77 Minutes as Willington killed the game off with a breakaway goal. Adam Storey crossed from the right but it was blocked by Max Thomas only landing to the feet of the Ryan Cummings who drilled his effort beyond the keeper at the near post into the net 3-0 FT.
Smallman Whelan Bryson(Burrell) Thomas Henderson McCardle Young Stansfield Buckley(Chapman) Banki Nicholson(Clark)