Blues Start The Season Right Where They Left Off, Mauling Hornets!
It wasnt pretty at times but good result!
The newly named Tynemouth United Blues (formally Wasps) got their 11 a-side league baptism on Saturday.
They were fixture against the team they narrowly beat into 3rd place in the league on the last day of the season last time around, winning 6-4 that day.
As the game got underway, the heavens opened, and it was torrential for 10 minutes, but this didn’t dampen the Blues.
Within 2 minutes, we went 0-2 up, a pearler from Kal Gilroy into the top corner, and a Luke Dickson strike which the keeper couldn’t hold.
Then madness….and within 10 minutes, we found ourselves 3-2 down, some terrible mistakes at the back!
Didn’t take long to get back on terms though, with Kal netting again to draw the Blues level, then bagging his hatrick with a diving header from a Joel Griffin corner to make it 3-4 Blues.
Aaron Jerry Murray smashed one home just before half time to make it 3-5.
Second half got underway and Blues stepped up the pace, Aaron Jerry Murray scoring twice in quick succession to make the score 3-7 Blues and becoming the 2nd player to get a hatrick in this game.
Hexham fought back with a couple of goals to take the score to 5-7, but our lads weren’t fazed and stepped up the pace again. Another Joel Griffin corner saw Matty Potts nip in at the front post and flick the ball in to make it 5-8.
Ben Harris couldn’t get the ball beyond the Hexham keeper all game, and after bursting through the middle, looked certain to score, but his effort was parried by the keeper and Joel Griffin was on hand to smash the ball home to make it 5-9 Blues.
The game was then rounded off with a Luke Dickson 20 yarder into the top corner, early candidate for Goal of the Season, to make the final score 5-10 to Tynemouth.
Kosta Eleftheropoulos-Weatherburn was awarded Man of the Match by the opposition for some outstanding 2nd half saves.
Great start to the season from the boys, let’s hope we can keep it up!
Thanks to all parents for making the trip upto Dukeshouse and supporting the lads.