Lowes nets fortunate winner for Shilbottle

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SHILBOTTLE CW 2-1 LINDISFARNE CP

Shilbottle just came out on top in this hard fought encounter at the Welfare Ground on Saturday.

The Colliers finally broke the deadlock after 40 minutes when Joe Henderson did well to win a ball out wide, and his cross into the box was stuck home by Liam Brooks through a crowded penalty area.

However, Lindisfarne hit back just before the break to draw level when Stephen Thompson shot home from close range.

The interval arrived with the score at 1-1 but the Colliers should have regained the advantage shortly after the restart when C Graham shot wide from a good ball into the box.

Shilbottle eventually regained the lead on the hour in somewhat fortunate circumstances when a scuffed shot by Jake Lowes evaded the Lindisfarne ‘keeper to roll into the net.

Josh Hay then put a header wide, Liam Books had a good effort well saved by the Lindisfarne ‘keeper as the Colliers looked to increase their advantage but they had to settle for a narrow victory at the end.

Shilbottle: S Straker, J Giles, C Graham, R Stewart, M Saunders, J Henderson, W Farmer, R Moore, L Brooks, J Hay, J Lowes, V Crane.

Shilbottle’s man of the match: Ross Stewart.

Match sponsor: Les Ternent (Shilbottle).