Super-sub steals show with a late late-trick

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WILLINGTON QUAY STS 0

ALNMOUTH UNITED 4

Alnmouth got back on track after their tight single goal defeat at Seaton Burn three days prior with an eventual comfortable victory at Rising Sun Welfare.

The lead was gained five minutes in when Liam Jefferson’s scooped cross picked out Ryan Taylor arriving at the far post whose bullet header beat ‘keeper Carl Henderson.

The lead was doubled ten minutes after the turnaround after Dan Palmer’s converted penalty awarded when Brett Rogerson was tripped.

Saints attempts to get back into the match frequently floundered on United’s solid back line of Jones, Palmer and Lillico and when called on, Mick Ashurst again maintained his impressive start to the season with important blocks and saves.

Any hopes of a comeback from the Tynesiders were extinguished however, as late substitute Callum Henderson was to enjoy ten minutes he won’t forget: his first touch on 80 minutes was to wrong-foot his namesake between the posts with a neat first time stab from twenty yards after a break and lay-off from Jamie Reid. Minutes later he followed this up for his second, finding the net from distance again and almost achieved a spectacular hat-trick on 90 minutes when another looping effort from range crashed off the bar.