Cole double helps earn TyneMet win over Durham

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TYNEMET hosted East Durham College and came away with the points thanks to a 4-3 win.

The hosts opened the scoring after nine minutes when an Adam Cole cross was skilfully volleyed home on the turn by David Brown.

With the play being stretched and play going from end to end both sides had further chances in front of goal, but it was East Durham who equalised on 27 minutes.

TyneMet managed to retake the lead just before half-time with Cole once again the creator.

This time his in-swinging corner was met by the head of Tom Ward whose effort was too powerful for the visiting keeper to hold.

East Durham were brighter out of the blocks in the second period and regained parity in the game on 47 minutes.

Their striker was allowed to control the ball and turn on the edge of the box and his finish left TyneMeet keeper Michael Bertram stranded.

This seemed to spur TyneMet into action and they finally managed to turn the possession into an advantage when Dan Young went on a solo run, beating four players on his way to crossing for Dale Pearson to finish at the far post.

TyneMet boosted their advantage on 75 minutes when a through ball by John Wears was sublimely controlled by Cole and his low drive into the bottom corner left the visiting keeper with no chance.

There was time for one more goal as East Durham pulled a goal back on 88 minutes to make it 4-3.