Hebburn Sports & Social Ground – Ebac Northern League Division 1.
Attendance – 98.
Hebburn Town suffered final-seconds agony for the second time this season as Bedlington came from behind to clinch the points at the death of last night’s match at the Hebburn Sports Ground.
In an echo of last month’s match against Newcastle Benfield, where the Hornets conceded with nine-seconds remaining, it was with the final kick of the game that the Terriers sealed the win through a Steven Baptist strike.
Playing their first league game of the season against one of the recognised Northern League thoroughbreds, Hebburn had acquitted themselves well up until that point and took a lead into half-time following a sublime Jonny Davis strike midway through the first-half. Collecting the ball 28-yards from goal, Davis thumped the Hornets into the lead.
In a game largely affected by the wind and the rain, not to mention some bizarre refereeing decisions against both sides, Hebburn attempted to weather a Bedlington storm during the second-half, and soaked up tremendous pressure at times before launching devastating counter-attacks that had the visiting defence rocking.
However, two quick goals by Bedlington swung the balance towards the visitors. Firstly, substitute Lawrence McKenna struck before Andrew Leeson nodded the Terriers into the lead.
Yet where many teams would have let their heads drop, Hebburn forced their way back into the game once again and equalised through Scott Robson before losing the game right before the final whistle.
The defeat leaves the Hornets in sixth place in the Ebac Northern League Division 1 as they head into another tough home game this Saturday when they entertain fourth placed Sunderland RCA with the aim of achieving their first home league win of the season, which is in contrast to their 100% record on the road over their five away games played.
|1. Dan Regan|
|3. Carl Paterson|
|4. Jonny Davis||Goal|
|5. Paul Wardle|
|5. Dan Kirkup|
|7. Stephen Forster|
|11. James Luccock|
|8. Scott Robson||Goal|
|10. Aaron Croft|
|8. Paul Gardiner|
|11. Mark Rasmussen|
|9. Liam McBryde|
|9. Tony Stephenson|