Beadling goal salvages a point for Tyne Met team

TYNE Met College travelled to South Yorkshire to take on Barnsley College in an ECFA Premier League game.

The visitors had to settle for a share of the points but may well look at it as a point gained.

It was Tyne Met that started the strongest in the opening period and had a chance on six minutes when David Brown was set free only to shoot straight at the home keeper.

Barnsley took the lead from the first corner of the game when the ball was swung in from the left and the visiting defence went missing and allowed the header to settle in the bottom corner.

Tyne Met responded when a Mark Kelly header was cleared off the line.

They did equalise on 32 minutes when Brown fed Young who made no mistake from close range.

The second half started in damp conditions and it was again the hosts that took the lead when a deflected shot looped over goalkeeper Michael Bertram.

Barnsley then extended their lead on 69 minutes when a cross from the right found their striker unmarked in the box and he finished well from close range.

Barnsley did threaten further goals as Tyne Met pushed for a way back into the game, and the they were unfortunate when what appeared to be a legitimate goal was ruled out by the referee.

With four minutes remaining it looked like Tyne Met had gained a consolation goal when Mark Kelly slid in to finish a John Grey free kick.

With Tyne Met now playing direct in search of an equaliser, it looked as though this would come when Young picked up on the loose ball, however, his heavy touch allowed the keeper to pounce and clear the danger.

But with the game into added time a long hopeful ball up the field was not dealt with by the home defence and with the keeper stranded after his poor headed clearance the ball dropped to the feet of Andrew Beadling who lobbed the ball back over the keeper and into the back of the net to salvage a point for Tyne Met.