Two goals in 17 minutes set TyneMet on their way

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TYNEMET College travelled to Durham to take on East Durham Houghall College in a BCS division one game and came away with the points after a tough encounter.

It was the visitors that started off in the ascendancy and took the lead after only seven minutes when following some calm build up play a penetrating pass from Colin Bell was lofted to perfection into Liam Harris’s path and his cross was nodded into the net by a recovering defender.

The lead was doubled on 17 minutes when another cross from the dangerous Harris was only partially cleared to John Wears who volleyed home from the edge of the area.

The hosts did have a chance to respond almost immediately on 20 minutes when a penalty was awarded. However, keeper Dan Gladstone guessed correctly, diving low to his left to save.

As the half drew to a close TyneMet went close through further efforts from Wears, Harris and Dan Young.

The second half was played out at a slower pace with the visiting team happy to soak up pressure and try and hit the visitors on the break.

The hosts were restricted to numerous shots from distance in which Gladstone was able to catch freely.

East Durham were, however, thrown a lifeline with 15 minutes left to play when a cross from the right was headed home, but TyneMet’s defence hold firm to win 2-1.