WHICKHAM FOOTBALL CLUB

Whickham Football Club vs Thornaby

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Recap

Youngster Scott Robson scored seven minutes into his debut as Whickham beat Thornaby 2-0 in their first home game of the season.

After a goalless first-half, it took the hosts just 58 seconds of the second-half to break the deadlock through Matty Pattison.

The Lang Jacks continued to control the game and doubled their advantage on 77 minutes through Robson, who took the ball around the ‘keeper before slotting home.

Whickham were relatively untroubled throughout the game and saw the remaining minutes out for an important three points.

Manager Robin Falcus made one change to the team that won 10-1 at Harrogate Railway in the Emirates FA Cup, with Chad Collins replacing Kelvin Thear.

After a fairly quiet start to the game at The First Mortgage Glebe, it was the hosts that started to get a foothold and created a few openings.

Matty Pattison slipped a pass to Chad Collins, who turned and struck just wide of the post on 18 minutes.

Dale Burrell went close minutes later before Pattison drew an excellent save from James Dawson, who pushed the free-kick behind for a corner.

Thornaby’s first chance of the game fell on 33 minutes when they were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area.

Joe Scaife-Wheatley stepped up and curled his effort over the wall and inches over the crossbar.

A couple more chances were created from the home side, but it remained goalless going into half-time.

Whatever was said to the hosts at the break certainly worked as they took the lead just 58 seconds into the second-half.

Lee McAndrew’s cross was headed down by Burrell and Pattison was on hand to rifle the ball home from inside the penalty area.

The midfielder was denied a second goal by the woodwork as his in-swinging corner, on 49 minutes, rattled the top of the crossbar.

Whickham remained in control of the match and young forward Robson was brought on in the 70th-minute in place of Pattison.

His debut couldn’t have started much better really. Kieran Galbraith’s long ball over the top was latched upon by the forward, who took the ball around the approaching ‘keeper before finding the net.

Striker Carl Finnigan went extremely close with a spectacular effort late in the game. The hosts saw the game through for their second win of the season and their first at home.

Whickham: Bartlett, Howard, Kay, Little, Galbraith, Newton, McAndrew (Cowburn, 81), Burrell, Finnigan, Pattison (Robson, 70), Collins (Thear, 46)

Subs Not Used: Grieve, Scothern

Thornaby: Dawson, Dougall, Wilson, Burton, Guru, Drummond (Posthill, 78), Scaife-Wheatley, Green, Murphy, Ward (Hutchinson, 75), Chapman (Jackson, 65)

Subs Not Used: Crainey, Simpson

Goals: 1-0, 46 min, Pattison; 2-0, 77 min, Robson

Referee: Craig Dean

Assistants: Karl Barron and Chris Armstrong

Attendance: 173

Details

Date Time League Season
August 14, 2019 7:30 pm Northern League Division One 2019-2020

Ground

The First Mortgage Glebe
34 Rose Ave, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 4NA, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Whickham Football Club022
Thornaby000

Whickham Football Club

1Adam Bartlett Goalkeeper
2Tom Howard Defender
3Clark Kay Defender
4Stephen Little Defender
5Kieran Galbraith Defender
6Conor Newton Midfielder
7Lee McAndrew 12 Forward
8Dale Burrell Midfielder
9Carl Finnigan Forward
10Matthew Pattison 17 Midfielder
11Chad Collins 16 Midfielder
12Max Cowburn 7 Forward
14Matthew Grieve Defender
15Tom Scothern Midfielder
16Kelvin Thear 11 Forward
17Scott Robson 10 Forward
Goals
2
0
Assists
2
0
Yellow Cards
2
2
Red Cards
0
0

KO 46 70 81 FT