After a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Northalleton at the weekend, Whickham bounced back with a slick performance to beat Guisborough Town 3-1 at the First Mortgage Glebe.
An early onslaught by the home side eventually paid off after six minutes when a floated corner courtesy of Kyle Downey was met by the head Charlie Exley, who rose to loop his header into the top left-hand corner.
Two minutes later Jack Robson doubled the Lang Jacks’ lead after a typical driving run from the left wing inside onto his right-foot before drilling the ball into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.
Conor Newton nearly added another 24 minutes in when Scott Robson drove at the Guisborough defence before slipping Newton through on goal but the on-rushing Jaan Yaqub denied the midfielder.
Scott Robson then got a chance for himself with five minutes until half-time when he pressured the Guisborough defence into over-hitting a backpass which Robson then latched onto before finishing into an empty net despite the goalkeeper’s attempts to foul him.
The visitors nearly hit back eight minutes after the second half started when a curling effort from the right-hand side of the area beat the standing goalkeeper only to cannon back off the far post.
Ten minutes later Newton was stopped again by Yaqub after Jack Robson slalomed his way to the edge of the box before playing a perfectly timed pass through to Newton but the goalkeeper managed to smother the chance.
A better second half performance by Guisborough was eventually rewarded with a goal in the 83rd minute when Dylan McAvoy had some space on the edge of the box allowing him to shoot with his effort rolling past the outstretched Regan Ward.
After the win Ben Robinson spoke to man of the match Scott Robson about his first contribution this season and how much this win means to him and the team: