WHITLEY Bay Boys Club Whites secured three crucial league points with a 9-2 win against Tynemouth Blues.
The game started brightly with Jake Hill and Will McCamley combining well down the left, with the latter’s first shot saved by the keeper, but the rebound fell to him and he opened the scoring for the Whites with a great left foot drive.
Five minutes into the game and the Whites netted their second goal of the contest.
Oliver Harrison received the ball in his own half from Harry Richardson and headed towards goal. As the Blues keeper started to come off his line, Harrison shot from 20 yards out and the ball flew over the keeper and into the back of the net.
The Whites had settled well into the game and were playing some great football.
Nathan Lea fed the ball to Hill, who then took on and beat two Tynemouth defenders, but his shot narrowly missed the target.
McCamley latched on to a loose ball and took a shot which was well saved by the keeper, but the ball rebounded to Harrison and he lobbed it in for his second of the game.
Harrison completed his hat-trick when Lea’s throw-in was collected by him and he turned, advanced on goal and then hit the ball wide of the keeper and into the net.
Around the 20 minute mark, Tynemouth hit back with two quick goals.
This was well deserved as they never gave up following a slow start.
The second half started well for the Whites when Harrison struck his fourth goal of the match and Lea hit his first and the Whites’ sixth.
The Whites were firmly in control of this game and it was not long before they added to their tally.
Harrison hit two more quick goals to take his total to six.
The score line was complete when Hill rounded off a great performance with his first and the Whites ninth.
Harry Richardson tried to make it double figures for the Whites, but his well timed shot was just wide of the post.
Had it not been for the superb Tynemouth keeper, the score line may well have been even greater.
This was a fantastic result for the Whites and one that consolidates their position at the right end of the league.