Match Report 23/12/2023
Billingham Synthonia 4, Sunderland West End 0

Ebac Northern League Division 2

Billingham Synthonia: R Johnson, Miley, Lines (A Simpson), Davis (C) McLeod, Scaife-Wheatley (Banki), Porritt (Noble), Winstanley, Willshaw (Williamson), Brown (Scotland-Peacock), Lavan.
Sunderland West End: Winter, Wardle, Ajayi, Hepplewhite, McGuinness (C), Wilds, Metcalf, Upperton, Rhodes, Chapman, B Jusdon. Subs; E Judson, Logan, Scott.

Synners hosted Sunderland West End and extended their unbeaten run in a 4-0 win.

Early chances for Billingham saw Declan Brown shoot just wide of the left hand post and Matty Willshaw have a shot on goal from the left which was straight at West End keeper James Winter.

Synthonia opened the scoring in the 19th minute when following a cleared corner on the left, Jack Winstanley floated a ball into the box for DECLAN BROWN to glance a header home.

A shot from Ash Lavan from outside the box whistled just past the goal before Synners doubled their lead in the 27th minute; Joe Scaife-Wheatley saw his shot saved, but Willshaw took possession and crossed from the left for DECLAN BROWN to head home at the near post.

There were further chances for Billingham before the break with Willshaw seeing his shot past Winter but seeing the ball strike the right hand post. Then Scaife-Wheatley had a long range shot which went wide left.

Half-time: Synners 2, Sunderland West End 0

Synners extended the lead soon after the break when in the 49th minute Lewis Porritt saw a shot blocked by a defender with the ball coming to ASH LAVAN who took the ball past a defender before firing into the bottom left corner.

West End briefly threatened with a striker in front of goal seeing Synners debutant keeper Ryan Johnson stand tall to block and then a shot from the edge of the box saw Johnson make a comfortable save..

Synthonia were back on the offensive with McKellan Lines bringing a save out of Winter and then Lavan from the right saw a shot on goal, again well saved from the keeper.

A fourth for Billingham came in the 90th minute when Winstanley threaded a ball through to substitute RYU WILLIAMSON who saw the ball home under the advancing keeper.

Full-time: Synners 4, Sunderland West End 0

Referee: T Dutton, Assistants: C Thompson, R Enderwick.

Attendance: 69

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