WALLSEND Community came out on top against WBBC Whites in an eagerly anticipated contest between two form teams lying fourth and fifth in the league, respectively.
The game started brightly with the Whites having the better of the early exchanges, Oliver Harrison firing just wide.
With the game evenly poised, one of the Wallsend midfielders capitalised on a loose ball and slotted home the first goal of the game.
The Whites were keen to get back on level terms – Harrison having two efforts saved by the keeper, Will McCamley’s left foot shot nearly lobbed the keeper and Harry Richardson’s shot after beating three players was just tipped the ball over the bar.
The second half saw a much more determined Whites team working hard to get back into the game.
But they could do little when Wallsend scored a second goal. A well taken corner was headed in by one of the strikers.
A third goal from Wallsend midway through the second half left the Whites stunned. A teasing corner was hit into the danger area and a Wallsend player rose unchallenged to head the ball straight into the back of the net.
A fourth goal and another header straight from a corner put Wallsend into an unassailable lead.
Well done to Wallsend, but the score line did not reflect how well the Whites actually played. They were undone by three headed goals and now must learn from this and work to prevent it from happening again.