Match Report 26/1/2024
Billingham Synthonia 2, Yarm & Eaglescliffe 2

Ebac Northern League Division 2

Billingham Synthonia: O Simpson, Miley, McLeod, Davis (Lines), A Simpson (C), Scaife-Wheatley, Porritt (Burnett), Winstanley, Willshaw (Noble), Scotland-Peacock (Lavan), Hogan. Unused Sub; Groom.
Yarm & Eaglescliffe: Dougall, Jack Dalton, Jackson, Harrison (C), Jones, Rahman, Fixter, Joe Dalton, Atkinson, Larkin, Lawrence. Subs; Johnson, Conway, Cheesebrough, Hillerby.

Synthonia welcomed Yarm and Eaglescliffe to the Stokesley Sports Club and had to settle for a share of the points with the visitors grabbing an added-on time equaliser.

An early Synners chance saw Jonny Peacock have a shot from the edge of the box which went just past the right hand post. Yarm responded with a throw-in on the right being cleared to the edge of the box where a shot on goal also went just wide.

A Matty Willshaw free-kick was just over the bar before Synthonia opened the scoring in the 19th minute as a clearance out of defence saw MATTY WILLSHAW take a great first touch as the ball dropped over his shoulder and made no mistake past Yarm keeper Alex Dougall.

A shot on goal for the visitors from the edge of the box was comfortable for Billingham keeper Ollie Simpson and then a ball played in from the the right to Tom Atkinson saw him shoot just wide of the gaol as they looked for a leveller.

Chances for Synthonia saw a Scaife-Wheatley free-kick from the left defended at the back post and then Peacock had a shot on goal, but straight at Dougall.

Half-time: Synners 1, Yarm & Eaglescliffe 0

After the re-start and a long range effort for Yarm was again comfortable for Simpson. Billingham responded with a Jamie McLeod long range shot which went wide of the target.

A couple of Scaife-Wheatley free-kick's saw him firstly have a shot at goal which was straight at Dougall and then a floated ball into the box was met by an Alfie Simpson header on goal which was cleared off the goal-line by a defender.

The visitors came close with a free-kick deflected wide, but from the resulting corner from the left they tied the game up in the 80th minute with JOE DALTON powering a header into the net.

Synthonia reaped rewards from a corner kick in the 87th minute as they regained the lead. JOE SCAIFE-WHEATLEY whipped in his flag-kick which caught the Yarm defence out as the ball sailed straight into the net.

Yarm and Eaglescliffe then grabbed the equaliser in the 93rd minute when keeper Dougall sent a free-kick into the box from his own half which saw TOM ATKINSON latch onto the ball as he took a touch past Simpson and fired into the roof of the net from the right.

Full-time: Synners 2, Yarm & Eaglescliffe 2

Referee: D Eaton, Assistants: P Yuill, E Mason.

Attendance: 131

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