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Whitley Bay 'A'
Percy Main Amateurs
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P Collinson (8')
Wed 25 Apr 18:15 - The Northern Football Alliance League - Bay Plastics Premier Division Attendance 40

Whitley Bay 'A' 3 Percy Main 1

Not really our night.....

Without doubt, Whitley Bay A could be considered as Percy Main's bogey team and that trend continued last night as The Bay came from behind to take the points in what was a largely poor display by the visitors, despite an encouraging start.

Almost 6 years have passed since The Main were last victorious against Whitley and 13 games have now been played during that time, in both league and cup. We've had a couple of hammerings and some draws, which on another day might've gone our way, (but didn't) while last night nothing was to change, even after the gloved Paul Collinson had robbed Whitley's Gareth Williams, to run on and execute a superb finish which put Percy a goal to the good with only 8 minutes on the clock. It was his 10th goal in only 10 appearances for Percy Main, since signing earlier on in the season.

For Whitley Bay, Williams looking to atone sent a free kick just over for the home side, while Thomas Kalthoeber brought a save from Rob Rodgerson in The Main's goal from Cam Cunningham's flag kick.

There might've been another for Percy Main as Jack Armstrong's cross from the right just evaded the onrushing Joe Rowan, but might've been was all it was, when McKenzie Sharpe cut in from the right and netted the equaliser for Whitley Bay only a minute later. Things got worse for the visitors on 27 minutes Paul,Dunn's innocuous looking free kick was spilled by Rodgerson and Sharpe nipped in for his second to put the home side in front.

The Main rallied and had chances towards the end of the first half, but found the Bay custodian in fine form - there was a great move down the right as Marcus McCreedy found Armstrong and his cross was met by the in form Rowan, but Callum Harley in the home goal was equal to his effort, while the Whitley goalkeeper thwarted Rowan once more on 35 minutes with a brilliant full length save and repeated the feat only a minute later to deny Jake Forster.

There were chances at both ends at the start of the second half, for Whitley, Cunningham centred for Sharpe, but his effort was just last the post and at the other end, Rowan's corner kick was headed across goal by James Leggett and Collinson's shot, rattled the woodwork.

That was about as close as Percy Main were to come to troubling Harley any more and Whitley Bay rubbed salt in the visitors wounds as Sharpe completed his hat trick in the 61st minute as he took advantage of some questionable defending.

One bonus for The Main was the 67th minute introduction of Stew Wright, injured since the first month of the season who will provide further options for the 6 game run in.

It's FC United of Newcastle away on Saturday......

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Key moments

Goal Paul Collinson scores for Percy Main Amateurs


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77:00 Sub Off
Dan Hadfield is substituted off for Percy Main Amateurs
77:00 Sub On
Oliver Hogg is substituted on for Percy Main Amateurs
73:00 Sub On
Ben Senior is substituted on for Percy Main Amateurs
73:00 Sub Off
Rob Watson is substituted off for Percy Main Amateurs
67:00 Sub On
Stu Wright is substituted on for Percy Main Amateurs
67:00 Sub Off
Jack Armstrong is substituted off for Percy Main Amateurs
64:00 Yellow Card
Jake Forster is yellow carded for Percy Main Amateurs
End of period 1
8:00 Goal 0 - 1
Paul Collinson scores for Percy Main Amateurs
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As it happened

  • Whitley Bay 'A'
  • Percy Main Amateurs
  • 0
  • Paul Collinson Goal 8:00'
  • Jake Forster Yellow Card 64:00'
  • Stu Wright Sub On 67:00'
  • Jack Armstrong Sub Off 67:00'
  • Ben Senior Sub On 73:00'
  • Rob Watson Sub Off 73:00'
  • Oliver Hogg Sub On 77:00'
  • Dan Hadfield Sub Off 77:00'

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Rodgerson, Rob Rodgerson, Rob
McCreedy, Marcus McCreedy, Marcus
Leggett, James Leggett, James
Forster, Jake Forster, Jake
Tubman, Kieran Tubman, Kieran
Watson, Rob Watson, Rob
Armstrong, Jack Armstrong, Jack
Hurd, Steve Hurd, Steve
Rowan, Joe Rowan, Joe
Collinson, Paul Collinson, Paul
Hadfield, Dan Hadfield, Dan

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
9. Shankhouse 30 44
10. Gateshead Rutherford AFC 30 38
11. Percy Main Amateurs 30 38
12. AFC Newbiggin 30 29
13. Gateshead FC 'A' 30 27
14. Northbank Carlisle 30 22
15. North Shields Athletic 30 19

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