TYNEMOUTH Yellows found themselves at a disadvantage against second placed Seaton Burn but still put in an excellent of display of commitment and effort.
Due to circumstances beyond their control, the Yellows could only field ten players with Seaton Burn agreeing to field the same amount but with six substitutes at their disposal.
The visitors took no time at all in stating their intentions with an early shot hitting the bar before opening the scoring in the eighth minute.
But the Yellows hit back five minutes later with a shock equaliser as Luca Buzzeo’s half volley from the edge of the box found the net.
Seaton Burn hit back, but although Tynemouth weathered the storm they could do little to prevent a second goal from a volley just inside he 18-yard box after a corner was partially cleared.
A further goal for the visitors two minutes later could easily have dampened the spirits of the Yellows, but Will Forster’s low drive was spilled by the Seaton Burn keeper and Oliver Harrison was on hand to fire home from a tight angle.
With four minutes remaining of the first half, Seaton Burn scored again to take a 4-2 lead into half-time.
As the second half progressed, Tynemouth Yellows were well and truly under the cosh and were saved on more than one occasion by Daniel Jackson in goal.
Seaton Burn kept coming but were thwarted by great defending, the woodwork again and shots going wide before they finally scored a fifth.