AMBLE United finally got to play some football after an eight-week lay-off, firing six past Peterlee Town to jump above them in the league.
Amble started the brightest, putting the home defence under all sorts of pressure and took the lead in the 12th minute when Sean Taylor was there to volley the ball home from a corner-kick.
Amble continued to keep up the pressure on the home defence, playing some very good attacking football and went two up in the 22nd minute when Sean Taylor made a good run up the right and crossed for Josh Hay to fire home.
Amble were on top of their game now and went three up in the 33rd minute when Josh Hay robbed the keeper to go on and slot the ball home.
Peterlee had no answer to Amble’s very good football and the visitors scored again in the 37th minute when, once again, Sean Taylor was there to provide another good ball for Josh Hay to fire home for his hat-trick.
Amble then went five up in the 43rd minute when, after some good football down the right by Darren Riddell, he crossed for Sean Taylor to fire home for his second to make it 5-0.
After the interval, Peterlee played the better football and made Amble’s defence work hard, getting a goal back in the 62nd minute when, after a corner-kick from the left by Ian Cossey, Phillip Hickman fired the ball home.
In the 70th minute, Peter Crawford was brought down in the box for Phillip Hickman to take the spot-kick, which Andrew Patterson in the Amble goal saved very well.
In the 80th minute, Amble scored a sixth goal after Josh Hay broke down the left and squared a good ball across for Ross Gair to slot home and make the final score 6-1 to Amble and a good start to the new year in a game in which the whole team played very well.
Amble: A Patterson, M Hume, S Kelly, R Stewart, R Young, L Harker, D Riddell, S Taylor, J Hay, R Gair, M Dance, S Gibbard, P Brennan. Pier 81 man-of-the-match: Josh Hay. Match sponsor: Amble Pier 81, Queen Street, Amble.
Amble’s next match is at home to Newcastle East End on Saturday, kick-off 2pm.