Four goals in first half help TyneMet to victory over rivals

TYNEMET College travelled to neighbours and rivals Gateshead College in the British Colleges Elite League and ran out 4-1 winners.

The game kicked off with snow falling and it was TyneMet who were first in their stride with Liam Doyle firing just wide from his 25 yard shot inside the opening ten minutes.

Minutes later the visitors opened the scoring when Mikel Thompson’s left foot shot lobbed up and over the stranded home keeper and into the back of the net.

Six minutes later it was 2-0 when a quick throw in found Dillon Blake who showed neat footwork to beat his opponent and fire the ball into the bottom corner.

TyneMet were now rampant and further extended their lead on 25 minutes when Phil Watson was set free by a Doyle through ball, beat two defenders to fire low and hard past the keeper into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

TyneMet made it 4-0 on 36 minutes when England international right back Nelson Ndlovu crossed to the far post where Watson made no mistake from 12-yards out.

Gateshead came out for the second period looking to avenge the scoreline but never really threatened Dan Gladstone in the visiting goal.

They did manage to pull back a consolation goal during the second half when a cross from the left wing was nodded home from close range.