TUFC U16 BLUES 5 KINGSTON PARK 1
By Doug Leitch
BLUES RALLY AFTER CONCEDING AN EARLY GOAL TO A DETERMINED KINGSTON PARK SIDE TO RUN OUT 5-1 WINNERS
Following last weeks disappointing result at Cramlington the Blues were determined to get back on the winning path when they entertained Kingston Park at Norham.
Early signs were encouraging with Adam Watson
showing good skills up font and Ben Carr
prominent in midfield with the visiting keeper having to make some good saves
It was concerning however that Kingston Park were beginning to cause the home side problems on the counter attack and after a few scary moments in the home defence the breakthrough came. An ambitious dipping shot cannoned of the Tynemouth crossbar with the Kingston Park striker reacting first to put the visitors in font.
To their credit Tynemouth fought back again testing the visiting keeper. Ben Carr
went close on a couple of occasions as did Liam Anderson
. On 30 minutes Adam Watson
made a good run into the box before laying the ball off to Ben Carr
who calmly player his shot into the bottom corner.
Half time came with the scores tied at 1-1
The second half began with the Blues in the ascendancy however Kingston Park were proving to be tough opponents and were always in the game. Tynemouth edged in front with a goal from Thomas Taylor
who was enjoying an influential game in the centre of midfield.
Kingston Park came back immediately and the Tynemouth defence had to be on their toes to keep them at bay. Dickinson making one particularly good save and with the ever reliable Alfie Davies
having another good game it appeared that Tynemouth would grind out the win.
The last quarter of the game proved to be exceptional for the Blues as Ben Carr
grabbed 2 quick goals in the 65th and 70th minutes to complete his hat- trick, the last one demonstrating the class and composure he has in front of goal. The scoring was wrapped up just before the final whistle when Liam Anderson
headed past the despairing Kingston Park keeper.
Whilst Tynemouth deservedly won the game Kingston Park probably did not deserve to be beaten by such a margin as they contributed a lot to an enjoyable match.Ben Carr
was awarded both the Opposition and Coaches man of the match awards with a special mention to Alfie Davies
who was a rock in defence