Away Point Keeps Yellows In Promotion Picture
The Yellows kept up their good recent form with a hard earned point in Northumberland, however on the balance of play could have earned all three.
The boys were beaten at home by Alnwick earlier in the season and were out to seek revenge and they got off to the best possible start. A bright opening seen Tynemouth do the early pressing and after Harry played a long ball down the left it was controlled by Astin, who then cut inside and beat the defender before seeing his shot take a deflection and loop over the home goalkeeper. The boys continued to create opportunities but not really testing the goalkeeper and this allowed the home side to get back into the game. The equalizer was scored just before the break when a Tynemouth corner was squandered and possession lost, which allowed Alnwick to break and a fabulous left footed effort sailed into the top corner. The second half, despite battling up a hill, seen the boys look more comfortable for most of the half but it did take some fine saves from Zack to keep the boys level, one in particular was a brilliant left handed tip over the bar. As the game progressed Lucas started to stamp his authority on the game and it was 'The Little Messi,'as he is nicknamed within the squad, be part of two late incidents. The first when he skipped past the centre half to then be scythed down in the box when shooting, to everyone's surprise no penalty was awarded, and then after a fabulous run into the box when he beat three players to only see his shot saved. The game was full of entertainment, played in the right manner, and some decent performances again from the Yellows, however it was Zack who just pipped Astin and Lucas to the man of the match award after pulling off some great saves when called upon and safe handling throughout. The last game of the season sees the boys go to Montague, knowing a win could see a second promotion in two years.