Whitley Bay manager Ian Chandler was full of praise for his team’s performance in their derby win over local rivals North Shields.
The Easter Monday derby finished 2-0 to the Hillheads outfit as Andy Robertson scored twice in the first half.
The win meant Whitley Bay completed a league double over the Robins having won the corresponding fixture at the Daren Persson Stadium earlier in the season.
Bay boss Chandler said: “To play as well as we did and get the win and three points is the main thing.
“We changed the shape to 4-2-3-1. Andy Robertson came in and was brilliant in the first half.
“The team all did exactly what we wanted, we stifled them in the midfield then got the two goals, a good cross from Jake and then from Alex’s flick.
“We restricted Shields to nothing really. They had one scramble which Tom [Flynn] dived on, thankfully, and he tipped one over the bar.
“It was a really positive display, especially with the players we had out, Ash [Davis] was not playing, Adam [Shanks] not starting, and Callum Munro was injured, so there was a mixture of different players who came in.
“Youldon was the best I’ve ever seen him, it’s a shame he’ll be away on a trip and then playing cricket.
“Alex [Kempster] was awesome, Callum [Anderson] as well, in fact all of them. It worked a treat.”