Whitley Bay win could be costly with three players picking up injuries

Marc Nash. Picture by Ian Appleby
Marc Nash. Picture by Ian Appleby

Whitley Bay manager Marc Nash praised his side following an impressive 3-1 victory at Newton Aycliffe on Saturday.

First half goals from Ben Potter and Alex Kempster and a third deep into stoppage time from Thibault Charmey had it three in a row for the Hillheads outfit.

Nash said: “I thought we produced a very solid performance on a terrible pitch.

“We are finding the right balance between trying to play on the deck and also mixing it up to get results.

“There were a few moments of quality in the first half which has seen us go in 2-0 up at half-time. Alex Kempster and Andy Robertson have linked up well and their understanding was key to the first goal and Andy has taken the chance confidently.

“Then Alex has done well for the penalty which Callum Patton has put away.

“Newton Aycliffe seemed to have plenty of shots but never hit the target or truly threatened us, so we were content at the break.

“We weathered early pressure in the second half and had a couple of escape,s but we came back strongly and should have been out of sight with Andy and Alex forcing the keeper into a great double save.

“I was very disappointed with the two tackles that finished both Kyle Patton and Tom Potter’s game as both were causing problems and we had shuffle things around as a result.

“We were seeing it out but then a silly square pass from Callum Patton was intercepted and they broke and scored from nothing to give them an unlikely lifeline.

“Liam Brooks immediately had the chance to finish it but hit the keeper, but thankfully Thibault Charmey has robbed the last man and scored to seal the points.

“That’s three wins on the bounce now and all well deserved victories, although this one may come at a cost with injuries to Kyle Patton, Tom Potter and Alex Kempster. Hopefully they aren’t too bad.”