Double cup joy for Tynemouth Under 21s

Tynemouth Under 21 with the Northumberland U21 Charity Shield and Football League Challenge Cup.
Tynemouth Under 21 with the Northumberland U21 Charity Shield and Football League Challenge Cup.

Tynemouth Under 21s are celebrating after completing a double cup success.

The youngsters have won the Northumberland U21 Charity Shield and the Northumberland U21 Football League Challenge Cup, defeating Forest Hall in both finals.

In front of a good size crowd at Percy Main’s ground, Tynemouth won the Charity Shield thanks to a 2-1 over Forest Hall.

Tynemouth were dominant in the opening stages and eventually broke the deadlock via the penalty spot after Liam Evans beat the keeper to the through ball and was brought down by the goalie. Sean Cowx coolly slotted the ball home.

Karl Dixon showed some silky skills down the left and delivered the ball across the six-yard box and Connor Towes slotted home for 2-0.

Having thrown away a half time advantage a few days previously, Tynemouth were determined for lightning not to strike twice. But Forest Hall upped their game and got a goal back direct from a free kick.

But unlike earlier in the season there was no panic from Tynemouth and the back 4 continued to look strong.

Forest hall pressed for an equaliser but Tynemouth had the better of the chances in the closing stages with both Anth Brown and Evans going close and Ryan Laws thumping the crossbar with a long range effort.

Five days later the sides met in the League Challenge Cup, with Tynemouth coming out on top 2-0 in a game played at Wheatridge Park, Seaton Delaval.

The game was almost a carbon copy of the Charity Shield with Tynemouth dominating and going two goals in front with goals from Liam Evans and Anth Brown.

Tynemouth were never really under any pressure although Forest Hall never gave up and tested the Tynemouth keeper with a couple of set pieces.

The second half followed the same pattern with Tynemouth dominating possession and creating the better chances with both Ryan Laws and Sean Cowx rattling the crossbar.

Tynemouth Under 21s would like to extend their thanks to their sponsors for this season, Tyne Tunnel Trade Frames and Mr Woods Coffee shops.