Whitley Bay suffered defeat in the League Cup Final last night at the hands of Marske United in a dramatic end at St James’ Park.
Bay were just minutes away from claiming victory. A Callum Anderson goal, his first for Whitley Bay, put them 1-0 after 23 minutes and despite pressure from Marske in the second half, Whitley held their nerve.
But with just six minutes on the clock, Levent Yelcin equalised to send the tie in to extra time.
The score remained 1-1 and looked set for penalties, but in a dramatic final few minutes of play, Marske clinched victory.
A long throw was played in tot he box, but the referee blew his whistle for a foul on a Marske player and awarded a penalty.
Craig Gott stepped up to convert and put United in front.
As players were resuming for the restart, Bay player/manager was sent off for dissent, and the Seahorses played the dying seconds with ten men.
Bay attacked, determined to find another goal, but a free kick and corner came to nothing and Marske lifted the trophy.