Match Report 1/8/2023
Boldon CA 3, Billingham Synthonia 3

Ebac Northern League Division 2

Boldon CA: Briggs, Miller, Dos Santos, Bainbridge, Graham, Williams, Clish, Wright, Djalo, Levi Collins, Luke Collins (C). Subs Tarn, Wilson, Strong, Gray, Lone.
Billingham Synthonia: Young, Miley, Winstanley, Travers (C), Heap, Johnson (Groom), Porritt, Peacock, Willshaw (Tucker), Kirkbride (Wilson), Noble (Williamson). Unused Sub; Butterfield.

Synners made the midweek trip to Boldon and took a share of the points in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Synthonia opened the scoring in the 3rd minute through MITCH NOBLE as he latched on to a Leo Kirkbride pass and cut inside the two centre-halves before finding the bottom corner of the net.

Billingham doubled their advantage after 21 minutes with Lewis Porritt threading the ball through for MITCH NOBLE who prodded home past the advancing keeper.

The home side halved the deficit in the 26th minute when a ball across goal from the right came to ALFA UMARO DJALO who found the net from close range.

Boldon then tied the game up on the half hour mark with ALFA UMARO DJALO latching onto a long ball on the left and shooting into an empty net with Synners keeper James Young stranded.

Both sides had chances to take a half-time advantage with Young denying Levi Collins as he saved with his legs and then Matty Willshaw for Synners shot over from the right of goal.

Half-time: Boldon 2, Synners 2

Synthonia regained the lead in the 58th minute with Willshaw on the left releasing LEWIS PORRITT who took the ball past Boldon keeper George Briggs and finding the net.

Boldon came close to levelling again when a cross from the right saw Djalo's shot come back off the cross-bar. Willshaw then had a chance as he shot from the edge of the box, but straight into the arms of Briggs.

The hosts found the net to level the game up in the 70th minute with LEVI COLLINS making a run from the right and finishing well into the bottom corner of the net.

Billingham had good chances to claim the points as full time approached with substitute Axel Tucker bringing a save out of Briggs with a great strike. Tucker then ran at the home defence and looped a shot from distance but inches over the bar. In the last seconds of the game Tucker was denied by Briggs with a good save with substitute Ryu Williamson firing over the loose ball.

Full-time: Boldon 3, Synners 3

Referee: T James, Assistants: D Maguire, C Seach.

Attendance: 78

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