The Yellows entertained Throckley Magpies knowing a win would take them to the top of Division 1. Despite an under-par first half performance by the boys, who were missing two key players, Lucas and James, they managed to do enough to go top of the table.
Despite the absentees, it was always felt the home side would have enough to overcome the opposition and the cause was helped as Throckley only fielded 10 players. However, the first half was a tight affair as the away side battled throughout and made it tough for Tynemouth. An early breakthrough by the home side paved the way for a few more but this did not materialise. The early goal was side footed home by Rowen after the ball was bobbling around the box with numerous players unable to put the finishing touch to it but it was Cole who set up Rowen to settle any nerves. The rest of the first half seen Tynemouth mainly on the front foot without finding any rhythm and the visitors staying in the game with some dogged defending and trying to utilise the pace of their front man. A switch around of positions at half time did the trick as within ten minutes of the second half the Yellows sealed the win as they blew Throckley away. Harry slotted back into centre half with Nathan to keep things tight whilst Josh moved into midfield where he displayed his creativity alongside Lewis (pictured). Straight from the kick off the home side doubled their lead when Lewis' shot, which was going wide, fell kindly to Owen who gratefully finished from close range. The third followed soon after when after a fine move down the right, Astin was released to burst past the defender and clip a fine ball to the back post for Owen once again to bundle over the line. Rowen grabbed his second of the game, when after Owen worked hard to win the ball in the box, it fell to the attacking midfielder to poke home from ten yards out to all but seal the three points. The away side grabbed a consolation when a speculative shot slipped under Zack for the first goal conceded by the keeper in three games. However, Zack showed great character to then produce a wonderful save around the post from a free kick then block a one to one attempt bravely at the feet of the away sides lively centre forward. The home side recovered from this little spell to then grab two more before the end. Harry played a long ball down the left for Astin to pick up on the edge of the box, the striker then cut inside the defender before side footing beyond the keeper for the goal of the game. Owen then sealed another hat-trick when tapping home after Lewis crossed from the bye-line. In the end a decent result which keeps the unbeaten record going but the boys know improvement is needed if they want to seal promotion. Harry had another solid game, Josh played well in two different positions, the front two grabbed four between them, Rowen looked lively and grabbed a brace but it was Lewis who picked up the man of the match for another solid display of breaking the play up and creating chances for the front pair. Next week the Yellows entertain HFC United who are in second place and in fine form so a top of the table humdinger is expected as the race for promotion heats up.