CRAMLINGTON UTD TIGERS 3 TUFC BLUES 1
By Doug Leitch
BLUES LOOSE THEIR WAY IN THE SECOND HALF AFTER AN IMPRESSIVE FIRST HALF PERFORMANCE
The Blues welcomed new signing Ben Carr
to the ranks as they travelled to Cramlington
Tynemouth took the game to their hosts from the first minute and throughout the half their decisive quick passing game caused Cramlington all sorts of problems.Adam Watson
was having an excellent game on the left wing and with Thomas Taylor
pulling the strings in midfield the strikers were being given good opportunities. Ben Carr
did well to latch on to a short pass in the box and slot the ball past the home keeper for a debut goal. Half time arrived with the Blues 1 goal to the good when perhaps it should have been more.
The second half started well with a good chance created, but not taken straight from the kick off.
Cramlington were however getting back into the game and Toner had to make a good save to keep Tynemouth in front.
Within minutes Anderson was in action at the other end and after prodding the ball past the keeper he was taken out by the custodian and should probably have been awarded a penalty. however the referee waived play on.
This seemed to affect the players and it told as a Cramlington midfielder was allowed to advance unchallenged and strike the ball low and hard into the net.
Within minutes , with the visiting back four all over the place after after the ball was lost in midfield Cramlington added a second. The clinching goal came when a sliced clearance played in the home right wing who under a challenge hit a cross that dropped from a great height over the flailing Toner into the net.
The Blues tried to get back into the match but although they created several late chances it was not to be.
For the second week running the Blues left with no points when it could have been so different.
Opposition MOM went to Thomas Taylor
. The coaches vote going to Adam Watson