Chester le Street Town made the journey to Norton Sports complex for an ENL Div 2 game against a Billingham Synthonia side who had been beaten 4-0 in midweek, and the Cestrians hoping to build on their own previous weeks performance. They started brightly and after 5 mins a a good ball was played through by Josh King to Scott Robson who got in a cross with keeper out of position only for a defender to head for a corner. Then on 9 mins Alexander Walker put Jack Oliver through but he was pulled down in full flow 20 yds from goal and the resultant free kick amounting t
ster started brightly and after 5 mins a a good ball was played through by Josh King to Scott Robson who got in a cross with keeper out of position only for a defender to head for a corner. Then on 9 mins Alexander Walker put Jack Oliver through but he was pulled down in full flow 20 yds from goal and the resultant free kick amounting to nothing. After 13 mins another fluent move saw Owen Henderson send in a cross but there was no one there on the end to take advantage. At this stage Billingham started to come more into the game and a good counter attack was saved by debutant keeper Max Coombes for the Cestrians. On 20 mins Coombes did well to see out a corner but relief was only short lived as Billingham took the lead on 23 mins as they again broke quickly to fire in a cross which was tucked away at the near post. Coombes was again in action after 28 mins pushing away a drive at the foot of the post, King playing out for a corner. Dominic Tiffany for Billingham was controlling the midfield and he set Connor Smith free on the left to cut in and fire Billingham 2-0 up for an interval lead.
Chester le Street’s woes continued after 47mins and when Alex Bruton for Synthonia turned the defenders inside out to fire beyond Coombes to make it 3-0. Chester le Street forced a corner on 76 mins but Synthonia again broke from away quickly and Louis Johnson fired across keeper Coombes to make it Billingham Synthonia 4 Chester le Street Town 0 which is how the score ended and not a good day at the office for Chester le Street Town
Team: Coombes, King, Turnbull, Marron (Capt) ( Lancaster 60 mins), Walker, Dixon, Henderson, Jai Grant (Megran 46 mins) Robson (Whisker 57 mins) Oliver, Hailes – Subs Not used : Greaves , Joe Grant
Match Officials: C Armstrong, O Caraiman, P Yuill