Morris the match-winner for Main with super strike

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Percy Main 1-0 Seaton Delaval

Percy Main rode their luck at times as Seaton Delaval, now under the stewardship of the experienced Andy Gowans, carved out the bulk of the goalscoring opportunities and enjoyed most of the possession.

Ultimately the visitors would have felt aggrieved that they left Purvis Park with nothing to show for their efforts, but those watching in another sizeable crowd saw a quite superb battling, defensive display from Main, which clinched a welcome three points.

Everyone played their part, but if anything, their performances were surpassed by 19-year-old goalkeeper Danny Nimmins, who had a fantastic game and produced a series of fine saves and blocks to keep Delaval at bay.

Some rain before kick-off had made the surface a bit greasy and play in the opening stages was end to end.

There was a let off for Percy Main on the quarter hour mark as Dunn found himself in the clear but slipped the ball wide of the far post, and only a minute later, Nimmins saved well at the feet of the same forward.

But Morris scored the only goal of the game, and what a goal it was. With half-time approaching, Morris picked up a loose ball well over 35 yards from goal and his long distance chipped effort sailed over the head of the stricken goalkeeper.

At the start of the second half, Delaval reaffirmed their attacking intentions as Gibbons fired narrowly wide and Grahamslaw’s quickly taken free kick was headed against the far post by Nelson. Gibbons drove at the home defence once more before Mitchell made a superb last ditch challenge.