Allotment second half show too good for Cestrians

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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.