TyneMet demolish Dearne Valley

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TYNEMET College journeyed to Dearne Valley College in the British Colleges Elite League on for their second game in the space of three days and it was a rampant TyneMet who ran out convincing 7-1 winners.

It was pretty much one way traffic right from the kick off as within the first ten minutes Mikel Thompson forced the home keeper into a good diving save. However only one minute later a solo run by Phil Watson saw him fire home from close range. The same player doubled the scoring on 19 minutes following a corner with Jack Pinchen firing his half volleyed shot from the edge of the penalty area. The home keeper produced his second good save of the afternoon only for Watson to be on hand to slam the ball into the net.

On the 30 minute mark it was 3-0 when following some excellent interplay between Watson and strike partner Juste Akani saw him play in Dillon Blake who finished well. There were further chances as the half drew to a close for the elegant TyneMet team with Juste Akani, Tony Lucas and Watson all missing chances.

However they did make it 4-0 at half time for the second consecutive game when Mikel Thompson picked up the ball wide on the right and he set off on a meandering dribble beating four players on the way and his prodded effort left the keeper helpless.

TyneMet were in no mood to take their foot off the gas and substitute Dale Pearson saw the home keeper scamper across his goal well to tip wide his 25 yard free kick. The keeper was called upon once again from the resultant corner when Tom Ward volleyed straight at him from inside the penalty area.

TyneMet did make it 5-0 just before the hour mark when the move of the match was finished off at the far post by left back Tony Lucas. The move which had saw nearly every player have a touch of the ball resulting in a Michael Baxter cross for Lucas to apply the finish.

Only three minutes later Watson was again on the score sheet to get his third of the game and make it 6-0. Dearne Valley who had barely been in the game did keep going well and despite the score never gave in and they were rewarded for this effort when a through ball cut through the visiting defence and their forward headed home at the far post to give them a consolation goal.

TyneMet who were in full control of the game from start to finish managed to grab the last goal of the game when a clever lifted pass from Michael Baxter played in Dillon Blake and he smashed the ball high into the roof of the net to get his second goal of the game with five minutes to play.