West Auckland 1-2 Whickham: ‘Lang’ Jack Robson brace inspires comeback as Whickham snatch three points

Whickham FC have managed six points out of six over their last two away trips in Durham, with debutant Robbie Williamson creating two goals for Jack Robson as the Lang Jacks turn it around against West Auckland to win 2-1.

The home side took the lead after a stalemate in the first-half with a spectacular goal from outside the area courtesy of Jordan Blinco in the 56th minute.

Whickham winger Jack Robson then levelled the scores after being slipped in by substitute Robbie Williamson after 68 minutes.

Towards the final minutes of an end to end second half, Jack Robson was once again assisted by Williamson as he struck the ball home with six minutes remaining.

An acrobatic last minute goal from the home side was quickly ruled offside when the player drifted in behind the Whickham defence sealing another hard-fought three points for Mark Convery’s men.

Mark Fitzpatrick was replaced on the substitutes bench by Flynn Martindale as he picked up a knock in the warm up.

Despite a bright start from West, the away side had the first major chance of the evening when a deep free-kick was headed back across the area where Conor Newton charged in to fire a shot on goal but with Ross Coombe making a save from point blank range after 15 minutes.

The County Durham side dominated the majority of possession and caused issues down the line with a dangerous spell coming shortly after Newton’s chance, firing many crosses into the box but no one able to attack the ball.

An attacking last few minutes of the first half from the Glebemen was lead by Zak Atkinson when his powerful effort one-on-one with the goalkeeper was pushed wide before the resulting corner was eventually flicked against the post by a Scott Robson header.

With an uneventful start to the second half, Blinco curled a shot from 25-yards out into the top corner of the net, leaving Jack Norton no chance in the Whickham goal.

With Williamson replacing Ross Peareth in the 65th minute, it only took three minutes for the debutant to make an impact when he drove through the centre of midfield before slipping in Jack Robson, who then rounded the ‘keeper and cooly slid the ball home.

Jack Robson then netted his second goal of the match when Williamson floated a cross into the box where Robson was able to control the volley in off the post, giving the visitors the lead with six minutes left.

The home side thought they had equalised with the last kick of the game when an overhead kick was smashed into the back of the net but the linesman quickly raised his flag and the Lang Jacks took home the three points.

Next up is Sunderland RCA on the 28th of August away from home.

Starting XI: J. Norton, T. Howard, M. Hoganson, K. Galbraith, B. Milburn, R. Peareth (R. Williamson, 65′), D. Burrell, C. Newton, J. Robson (L. Doyle, 88′), S. Robson, Z. Atkinson

Unused substitutes: F. Martindale, D. Bisset, G. Priest

Ben Robinson spoke to the combined man of the match, Robbie Williamson and Jack Robson:

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