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Wallington
Percy Main Amateurs
Sat 27 Oct 14:30 - The Northern Football Alliance League - Bay Plastics Premier Division Full time

Wallington 2 Percy Main 0

Baltic....

Thankfully the mornings sleet and rain had given way to cloudless blue skies by kick off, but a strong wind did its level best to ruin the game as a spectacle at Wallington's very cold Oakford Park ground. Percy Main were much improved defensively, as the back four bolstered by the welcome return of Ant Ridley, contained the home side until Ben Fenwick's wonder strike just before the hour mark.

Unfortunately for the visitors it was the other end of the park that contributed to their undoing as unavailability of forwards Chris Glass and Jonny Storey who had played so well in last weekend's defeat of FC United of Newcastle, meant that Wallington goalkeeper Aaron Carr didn't have too much to do during the course of the afternoon, although the home custodian proved his mettle as he pulled off a superb save from Ben Senior mid way through the second half, with the game finely poised.

Wallington's Michael Angus looked to unlock the Main defence early on, his right wing corner was kicked from the line by Adam Green and sent a free kick just wide of the target. Thomas Truscott for the home side, tried his luck on a couple of occasions and John Meehan sent Shaun Backhouse scrambling, but his effort was narrowly wide, while in first half stoppage time Mark McDonnell's corner for Percy Main was headed just past the post by Robert Hamilton.

The start of the second half saw Angus supply Truscott for Wallington, who turned and fired wide, while in reply Steven Hurd was off target and McDonnell saw his free kick held by the goalkeeper, but the deadlock was broken on 58 minutes as Wallington's Fenwick fired a speculative effort past the dive of Backhouse from at least 30 yards. It was an effort which might have normally troubled the horses in the adjacent field, but on this occasion it found the top corner of the net and what a goal it was.

Percy Main upped the anti and forced a succession of corners, which ultimately went unrewarded, although they came very close to an equaliser as Senior cut in and unleashed what looked like a goalbound effort, but Carr was equal to it with a fingertip save, which put the ball behind for another flag kick.

Wallington got their crucial second goal on 83 minutes as a low centre from the left seemed to evade all and substitute Andy Bell slotted home. There was still time for Green for Percy Main to bring a save from Carr and Hurd skimmed the crossbar with a shot in injury time.

Shankhouse away for Percy Main next Saturday......

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Kieran Tubman

Player of the Match

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Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Kieran Tubman is awarded player of the match for Percy Main Amateurs
85:00 Sub On
Jack Taylor is substituted on for Percy Main Amateurs
85:00 Sub Off
Ben Senior is substituted off for Percy Main Amateurs
85:00 Sub On
Rob Watson is substituted on for Percy Main Amateurs
85:00 Sub Off
Ant Ridley is substituted off for Percy Main Amateurs
78:00 Sub On
Ronan Attwood is substituted on for Percy Main Amateurs
78:00 Sub Off
David Short is substituted off for Percy Main Amateurs
62:00 Sub On
Karl Connon is substituted on for Percy Main Amateurs
62:00 Sub Off
Mark McDonnell is substituted off for Percy Main Amateurs
End of period 1
31:00 Sub On
Joe Rowan is substituted on for Percy Main Amateurs
31:00 Sub Off
Suaibu Nkuriza is substituted off for Percy Main Amateurs
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Wallington
  • Percy Main Amateurs
  • 0
  • Joe Rowan Sub On 31:00'
  • Suaibu Nkuriza Sub Off 31:00'
  • Karl Connon Sub On 62:00'
  • Mark McDonnell Sub Off 62:00'
  • Ronan Attwood Sub On 78:00'
  • David Short Sub Off 78:00'
  • Jack Taylor Sub On 85:00'
  • Ben Senior Sub Off 85:00'
  • Rob Watson Sub On 85:00'
  • Ant Ridley Sub Off 85:00'

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Backhouse, Shaun Backhouse, Shaun
Green, Adam Green, Adam
Tubman, Kieran Tubman, Kieran
McDonnell, Mark McDonnell, Mark
Hamilton, Robert Hamilton, Robert
Ridley, Ant Ridley, Ant
Armstrong, Jack Armstrong, Jack
Short, David Short, David
Senior, Ben Senior, Ben
Nkuriza, Suaibu Nkuriza, Suaibu
Hurd, Steve Hurd, Steve

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# Team Pl Pts
7. Wallington 14 22
8. Shankhouse 16 21
9. Percy Main Amateurs 19 19
10. Seaton Delaval AFC 13 18
11. Newcastle Chemfica 15 16
12. AFC New Fordley 14 14
13. Whitley Bay 'A' 15 14

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