Match Report 4/11/2023
Billingham Synthonia 12, Brandon United 0

Ebac Northern League Division 2

Billingham Synthonia: O Simpson, Miley, Groom (Lines), A Simpson (C) (Banki), McLeod (Heap), Scaife-Wheatley (Williams), Hogan, Winstanley (Brown), Willshaw, Lavan, Porritt.
Brandon United: Crombie, Edebe, Beattie (C), Dryden, Crowie, Stoker, Pollock, Cornish, Siyanbola, Jacques, Potts. Subs; Gray, Longa, Itumo, Okorie.

Synthonia hosted Brandon United and recorded a historic biggest ever win for the club in a 12-0 win.

The visitors, after hitting the post early in the game, were reduced to ten men when defender Michael Edebe received a second yellow card in the 12 minute of the game.

Synners opened the scoring in the 26th minute when ASH LAVAN gained possession from a defensive clearance and fired into the bottom left corner of the net from the edge of the penalty area.

Billingham doubled their advantage in the 30th minute with a right wing corner from Luke Hogan coming to skipper ALFIE SIMPSON who held off challenges from defenders to shoot home.

A third goal came from the penalty spot in the 34th minute after Lewis Porritt was adjudged to have been pulled back in the box; MATTY WILLSHAW stepped up to convert the spot-kick.

Synthonia found a fourth before the break when in the 43rd minute Jack Winstanley sent a pin-point pass to LEWIS PORRITT to the right of goal and he held off a defender and shot home under keeper Patrick Crombie.

Half-time: Synners 4, Brandon United 0

Synners continued where they left off after the re-start and in the 49th minute Willshaw picked out Lavan who laid the ball off to JOE SCAIFE-WHEATLEY who guided his shot into the net from outside the penalty area.

A second penalty kick gave Billingham a handsome lead when MATTY WILLSHAW was brought down in the box and he stepped up to convert again in the 53rd minute.

Two minutes later, in the 55th minute, and Hogan dug out a cross from the left to Willshaw who played across goal for JACK WINSTANLEY to net from close range.

Two minutes later again, in the 57th minute, Billingham made it eight as Hogan played to Winstanley in the box and the ball dropped for MATTY WILLSHAW in front of goal and the striker made no mistake to fire home his hat-trick.

A brace for substitute CARL WILLIAMS put Synners into double figures as firstly he headed home Hogan's left wing cross in the 63rd minute. Then following a run from Declan Brown in the 77th minute, CARL WILLIAMS turned in the box to the right of goal and finding the far side of the goal with his shot.

An eleventh came in the 85th minute following some good play from McKellan Lines and Lavan, with the latter setting up LEWIS PORRITT to score from close range.

A record breaking twelfth goal was scored a minute into added-on time as a corner from the right saw Crombie save from a Willshaw shot; the loose ball falling to CALLUM BANKI who fired into the net.

Full-time: Synners 12, Brandon United 0

Referee: G Mann, Assistants: R Enderwick, K Walton.

Attendance: 71

Match highlights from SynnersTV on YouTube