Cullercoats U21s win eight-goal thriller against Newcastle Chemfica

Cullercoats Under-21s travelled to unbeaten Newcastle Chemfica in the Northumberland Under-21 League on Sunday.

The game was played to a high standard throughout with both teams creating chances from the off.

Stephen Moat opened the scoring for Cullercoats on seven minutes with a well taken effort into the bottom left corner of the net after breaking into the box.

However, Chemfica levelled four minutes later with a well taken goal from a through ball.

But central defender Lloyd Leigh regained the lead for Cullercoats on 20 minutes with a superb free kick from 30 yards which flew into the top of the net to make it 2-1.

Chemfica continued to press on the break and levelled before edging in front just before half-time to make it 3-2 to the home side at the break.

Cullercoats came flying out of the blocks in the second half and created a string of chances, including a shot which hit the left post before midfielder Momin Razaq levelled with a low shot into the bottom corner of the net.

Jake Greener then broke down the right and delivered a cross for Dan Tweddle whose first time shot was superbly saved at the post by the home keeper.

However, Tweddle was not to be denied and he made it 4-3 ten minutes from time with an excellent left foot drive.

Razaq completed the scoring with his second goal of the game to make the final score 5-3 to Cullercoats and maintain their own uneaten league record.

Goalkeeper Dave Cooper was named man of the match after another excellent display in the Cullercoats goal.

The U21s have a free weekend before returning to league action away to Forest Hall on November 1 with a 2pm kick-off.