Last-gasp winner seals the points for Amble


Wallsend Boys Club...3

FC Amble ...4

IN a reversal of last week’s match, it was the young Seasiders who came out on top with a last-gasp winner to gain a great three points against their illustrious Wallsend hosts.

Amble were once again slow out of the blocks on what was a very good playing surface but were thankful to keeper T Hall early on after he pushed a well-struck shot around the post to keep Wallsend at bay.

The game was played mainly in the middle of the park with a good midfield tussle before Wallsend broke the deadlock with a deflected shot that found its way in to the net, (1-0).

Amble then woke up and took control of the proceedings and managed to equalise after D Handyside did well before crossing for J Ford to crash the ball home, (1-1).

Amble were on the up and it was once again D Handyside who produced a great run and finish from a tight angle after being played in by D Armstrong, (1-2).

With Amble in total charge they once again lost concentration and let in the hosts just before half-time when they failed to react to the rebound after T Hall had made a good save only to see the striker tap in from close range.

Half time 2-2.

After the interval, the Seasiders managed to get a better shape with R Paton and B Handyside controlling the defensive line to keep Wallsend out.

It was Amble who took a deserved lead when they put pressure on the Wallsend back-line and after a scramble the ball fell to D Armstrong who calmly produced a quality finish from the edge of the area, (2-3).

Amble continued to defend well as a unit but were caught again with two minutes left on the clock when Wallsend broke and crossed to equalise with another scrambled finish, (3-3).

After having the stuffing knocked out of them the previous week, conceding a last-minute equaliser, Amble refused to take it lying down and with great determination pushed forward for the winner.

With the game in the last minute, J Ford drove at the heart of the defence.

The ball broke to him from D Ramshaw’s pass and Ford managed to poke the ball home for what proved to be the winner, (3-4).

The Seasiders, despite not being at their best, managed to produce a good victory and battled until the final whistle to get their rewards against a good team from Wallsend Boys Club .

Spurreli’s man-of-the-match: D Handyside.