ANDERSON NETS 4 AS BLUES ENJOY THAT WINNING FEELING AGAIN
Tynemouth travelled to play Ashington full of confidence after their great fight back against Alnwick the previous week.
In the early stages neither team could get to grips with the breezy conditions and as such there was little football on display. This changed on 15 minutes when Liam Anderson broke into the box leaving the home keeper with no chance. Ashington fought back and the Blues were only saved by the woodwork and a good stop from Hal Dickinson.
Dickinson launched a long clearance on 30 minutes which Adam Watson latched on to squaring the ball for Anderson to net his 2nd of the game.
This was by no means one way traffic and indeed Ashington were unlucky not to reduce the arrears just before half time when Dickinson was called upon to make another good save.
The second half started with Tynemouth in the ascendancy and within 5 minutes of the re-start Anderson sent a shot screaming into the Ashington net. 3-0 tynemouth Thomas Taylor was by now taking charge in the midfield particularly when joined by Alfie Davies which allowed him to take a more advanced role. Anderson quickly netted his 4th putting the blues 4-0 up and in total control.
Within minutes of coming on Jonny More burst through the middle and finished strongly for his first Tynemouth goal.
Ashington prompted by their No7 kept pushing forward but Dickinson in the Tynemouth goal was determined not to let them score winning two one on one battles with the home striker.
Callum wilson was next to get in on the act as he prodded home the visitors 6th goal.
Two late goals from Adam Watson and Jonny More completed the scoring seeing Tynemouth victors by a score of 8-0. It was really pleasing to keep a clean sheet, our first of the season. Ashington were unlucky not to get on the score sheet but the determination of Dickinson, Given and Szoltysek in particular made sure that it was not to be
The opposition MOM went to Thomas Taylor for his tireless effort in keeping the Blues moving forward with the Coaches award going to Liam Anderson for his 4 goals. Special mention to Alfie Davies and of course Hal Dickinson who picked up his first clean Sheet award