Whickham FC’s three game winning streak ended by a strong Hebburn Town side despite all of the best efforts by Whickham to create a comeback.
The Lang Jacks started off positively by pressing the Hebburn Town goalkeeper into slicing the ball into the path of Jack Robson who fired his effort down the throat of the goalkeeper from outside the area in the 6th minute before Zak Atkinson tested the goalkeeper in similar circumstance two minutes later.
The hosts started to grow into the game and after 18 minutes Michael McKeown fired just over from inside the area after a slick passing move between three players leading to McKeown’s effort.
Four minutes later Amar Purewal saw his effort blocked off the line by Jack Errington from 12-yards out as Hebburn Town cranked up the pressure.
Tom Potter came agonisingly close to opening the scoring with a fizzed shot just wide of the box before Regan Ward was forced into save from Purewal once again in the 43rd minute.
One minute later the Hornets took the lead through a long range effort from McKeown with the forward firing the ball into the top right corner.
The home side doubled their advantage seven minutes after half-time through Olly Martin with Purewal heading the ball down to Cedwyn Scott who laid off Martin inside the area allowing him to lash the ball home.
After several saves from Ward and very close chances for Town, Whickham pulled a goal back through Zak Atkinson who slid the ball under the goalkeeper after a great pass by Jack Robson.
Despite Mark Convery’s side pressing late on for an equaliser there was no way through a solid Hebburn Town defence, Ben Robinson spoke to Zak Atkinson after his debut goal: