Whitley Bay and Tynemouth score two late goals for win

Whitley Bay and Tynemouth Men’s first team hosted Timperley on a damp day in North Shields.

Tyne started brighter than their Manchester opponents, enjoying most of the early possession and dealing with Timperley’s long aerial ball from the back with little problem.

A flurry of three penalty corners for the home team should have seen Tyne take the lead, but Lockey was denied once by the keeper and twice by a defender on the line to keep the scores level.

Another quick attack led to a further penalty corner and this time Timperley could not keep Tyne at bay, and when the ball fell to Stoddart he finished high into the net from close range.

The score remained 1-0 moving into the final ten minutes despite Tyne having many chances to kill the game off.

It looked like they would pay for this when a Timperley forward ran through two missed tackles to square the ball past Thompson in goal for his strike partner to calmly roll the ball into an empty net to level the scores.

Tyne looked stunned knowing they now needed to find another goal in a game that should already have been won.

Tyne managed to stay calm and probe the tired Timperley defence for gaps. After good work from Titmus on the left, a square ball found his strike partner Smith who finished from close range to regain the lead.

At the final whistle Whitley Bay and Tyne won a penalty corner and Titmus would not be denied a goal when he cheekily finished through his own legs at the far post to make the final score 3-1.