Not much joy for the Strikers

The NEWFM First Division Round 19 saw the Singleton Strikers takeon Wallsend.
Nanjing Night Net

Our teams made the trip to thehome ground of theformer State League heavyweights on Sunday.

However, only the U23’s returned with any joy thanks to the efforts of Tom Hume.

The talented youngster scoringall three of his teams points.

The Betts Bower Haulage U17’s got the day underway.

It was a nervy start that saw both sides score an early goal before the game settled into a scrappy yet even affair for the rest of the first half.

In the second stanzaWallsend stepped up through the gears.

Unfortunately,Singleton could not go with them.

The home side scored threeunanswered goals to run out comfortable 1-4 winners.

On a positive note,Hamish Mayled celebrated his best game of the season with hisearly goal.

The U19’s game promised to be a cracker with both sides still harbouring hopes of semi final football.

The opening signs were positive as boom youngster Nathan Hall opened Singleton’s account after good lead up work from Will Holz and Oliver Moody.

But the celebrations were short lived as Wallsend equalised.

In the second half, Wallsend scored a 2nd which stirred the Viatek U19’s into action.

Tyler Felsch, Oliver Moody, and Hall all had chances to restore parity but were unable to breach Wallsend’s defense and the home side hung on for an important win.

The Strikers Under 23’s also remain in semi final contention, and desperately needed the threepoints after last weekend’s shock loss.

But it didn’t go to plan with Wallsend springing the offside trap to open the scoring.

The second half saw the Strikers U23’s push hard for victory and they got themselves back into the game when Tom Hume scored off a James Bates free kick.

As time was running out, it looked like the game would end in a stalemate, but Tom Hume scored his second goal at the death to secure all threepoints.

There are only three competition rounds left so be sure to get down to Howe Park this weekend to catch all the action.

STRONG PERFORMANCE: Tom Hume helped secure a win for the U23’s.

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