Lang Jacks End Crook Town Unbeaten Run

Whickham put an end to Crook Town’s eight-match unbeaten league run on Thursday evening with a comfortable 3-1 victory in County Durham.

A Scott Robson double in the first-half brought up his 50th goal for the season in just 40 appearances to go into the break ahead.

Dale Burrell headed in a third on the other side of half-time and then Craig Moody got a consolation for the home side late on.

We took the lead after just 90 seconds as Jack Elliott played through Scott Robson who beat the Crook high line and took aim when 20 yards out to beat a backtracking Alex Curran in goal.

Robson’s 50th for the season came from the spot after Eddie Thomas was pulled down the area and our number nine emphatically smashed the ball into the top right corner.

Shortly after the break Crook skipper Dan Milton met a corner which he headed narrowly over Neal Bussey’s crossbar.

Fifteen minutes from time it should have been a third as Elliott whizzed past Kurt Matthews to reach the byline and squared the ball to Dec Bisset who missed the open net from four yards out.

The third did come minutes after though as Elliott was involved once again, this time from a corner, and found Dale Burrell who glanced a header into the far post.

The hosts did find the net just before the 90 minutes were up after Sam Johnson sold a pass short back to Bussey which Craig Moody intercepted and was able to easily slot home a consolation.

Whickham XI: Bussey; Johnson, Burrell, T.Galbraith, Munro; Howard (Atkinson), Leech (Stephenson), Smith; Thomas (Bisset), S.Robson, Elliott.

Unused sub(s): Lister.

Committee Man of the Match: Jack Elliott

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