CULLERCOATS started the game tentatively against their Kingston Park rivals, without either team having much possession.
Both midfields battled hard to win possession, with the game becoming an end-to-end and the home side were forced to shoot from long range.
Kingston Park won a penalty after 25 minutes but Cullercoats breathed a sigh of relief as the effort was put wide.
Cullercoats battled hard but could not create a clear chance on goal, and the start of the second half continued in the same vein.
After two long range efforts by Cullercoats failed to hit the target, their keeper was forced into action to make a fantastic save.
But there was little he could do to stop Kingston Park opening the scoring on 35 minutes, after their striker got on the end of a cross.
Cullercoats battled hard for an equaliser, forcing saves from the home keeper but were unable to get an equaliser.