A GOOD second half performance gave West Allotment Celtic a 3-1 win over Chester-le-Street Town at the Blue Flame Sports Ground on Saturday.
It was the visitors that had the better of the opening exchanges but they found themselves a goal down after 11 minutes when a long ball through by Gary Day was poked past the advancing goalkeeper by Dean Lee to give Allotment the lead.
Chester-le-Street continued to press and got the equaliser they thoroughly deserved just before half-time.
A thundering Patton shot from 20 yards beat Ames in the Allotment goal, the ball bouncing off the crossbar before landing over the line.
Paul Stoneman rallied his troops at half-time and Allotment were the stronger side in the second half.
West Alloment’s lead was restored 20 minutes into the second period when a late and unnecessary tackle in the box resulted in a penalty, which Sean Reid fired into the bottom corner.
Chester-le-Street never really threatened after this and substitute Scott Fenwick put the result beyond doubt, latching onto a long ball and racing clear of the tired visitors defence before slotting the ball under the goalkeeper to score with only five minutes remaining.