Whickham knocked out of Durham Challenge Cup

Whickham were knocked out of the Durham Challenge Cup after a 4-2 defeat to Seaham Red Star in the Second Round.

David Robinson handed the visitors the lead midway through the first-half before a Richard Coulson brace put them in control at the break.

Just five minutes into the second-half, the Star added a fourth goal when Sean McRoberts scored a stunning goal, finding the top corner.

Jonny Burn pulled a goal back on 65 minutes, his second in as many games, after a stunning solo run and Max Cowburn added a second in the final 10 minutes of the game.

However, it was too little too late for the Lang Jacks, who now turn their attention to the match against league-leaders Stockton Town on Saturday afternoon.

Whickham: Proctor, Howard, Hedley, Burn, Hamilton (Cowburn, 65), Newton (Exley, 87), McAndrew, Scothern, Burrell, Pattison, Cranston

Subs Not Used: Galbraith, Collins

Seaham Red Star: Bannon, Young, Hailes, Henderson, Myers (Cahill-Taylor, 46), Weldon, McRoberts, Gardner, Wilson (Chilton, 53), Robinson, Coulson

Subs Not Used: Waite, Dart, Richardson

Goals: 0-1, 24 min, Robinson, 0-2, 36 min, Coulson; 0-3, 45+1 min, Coulson; 0-4, 50 min, McRoberts; 1-4, 65 min, Burn; 2-4, 81 min, Cowburn

Referee: Marc Edwards

Assistants: Mark Bell and Matthew Davidson

Attendance: 67

Photo: Will Matthews