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

Results

ClubGoals
Whickham Football Club2
Thornaby0

Whickham Football Club

Conor Newton Midfielder
Kieran Galbraith Defender
Tom Howard Defender
Dale Burrell Midfielder
Ross Peareth Midfielder
Scott Robson Forward
Steve Bowey Midfielder
Kyle Downey Midfielder
Jack Robson Forward
Regan Ward Goalkeeper
Alex Francis Midfielder
Liam Doyle Midfielder
Declan Bisset Midfielder
Zak Atkinson Forward
Oliver Leedham Forward
Goals
2
0
Assists
2
0
Yellow Cards
2
2
Red Cards
0
0

KO 46 70 81 FT
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