Cullercoats weekend (Sept 10/11th) Round Up
The season at Cullercoats got under way at Links Avenue and other venues on Saturday and Sunday with girls under 15s kicking off proceedings
Cullercoats 2-1 Whitley bay
The girls Kicked off their season with a very competitive opener at links avenue. Whitley bay started the brighter of the two teams and kept Cullercoats pinned in their own third, and the breakthrough came 5 minutes from the end of the first half, when Whitley pounced on a loose ball and the away striker calmly hit it first time over the home keeper 1-0 Whitley bay. Half time couldn’t come soon enough for Cullercoats and a revitalised home team started the 2nd half brightly, and Kennedi Baxter was sent clean through by Chloe McKenzie but her shot went agonisingly wide. The tides were turning Cullercoats favour and Saffy Hogarth made it 1-1 when she coolly finished from a Mia Wallace long throw. Cullercoats were on the front foot and went in front when Mia Wallace cross-come-shot eluded the away keeper to make it 2-1 to the home side. Whitley Bay never looked out of it, and were unfortunate not to equalise when the Whitley striker had just the keeper to beat in the final minutes but her shot cruelly hit one post and then the opposite post and as the ball lay inches of the goal line it was Cullercoats defender Lauren Dack who was first to react and cleared her lines.
Player of the Match went to Cullercoats defender Courtney Sheriff, who was outstanding throughout!!
A thoroughly entertaining game by both teams.
Then game the under 14s playing Stocksfield the game was entreating and coats managed to get on score sheet but Stocksfield held out to get the win.
Straight after the 14s came under 13s for the very first 11 a side game against walker central blues Coats went 2 – 0 up in the first half but ship goals at the back end of first half and in second half and were unable to get a win.
Meanwhile the younger sides started at Monkhouse primary school with the under 11s taking on Kingston park eagle’s in what was described as a great game and Coats came away deserved winners.
Under 12s city
After them the under 12s city took to the pitch against west allotment Celtic again in a very exciting and entertaining game and came away with a great victory Great team performance.
Elsewhere the mini soccer played at the central venues at Benfield with under 8s united going down to a narrow defeat against Wallsend B.C and the under 8s city losing to Bedlington
The under 9s had their game cancelled at the last minute, while the under 10s red soxs and blue soxs were pitted against each other at the walker central venue and the red soxs came away with the victory making there next encounter very exciting to look forward to.
The U7s Corinthians battled well in their first game against a strong North Shields side but were defeated in a good game while Santos fell victim to a last minute winner against Bedlington
The senior team were also in action at home to Gateshead Rutherford in the league cup
The game was end to end with Gateshead taking the lead 9min in to first half with second coming 10min later,
Coats battled back and in the 20th min a goal from the head of Alex Benjamin put them on the score sheet then in the 28 minute a goal from Carl Paterson equalised half time saw the teams go in even,
The second half both teams had their chances but were unable to put their chances away with the game going end to end finally in the 88th minute Alex Benjamin managed to slot the winner in allowing coats to proceed to the second round of the league cup.
Sunday sees the under 15s blacks and whites away in the McDonalds N.F.A Boys cup
With the blacks, losing and crashing out of the first round while the whites narrowly missed out on a cup win losing 3-2 to West Denton flyers
Under 12s Utd
12s utd were in action away to Whitley bay B.C And the managers statement summed up the day for them “A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE”
Away to newbiggan and came away with 3-5 victory
A Hattrick from Sam Allonby helped the U17s to a 5-3 win away at Newbiggin Hall. The home side scored first on 10 minutes before Allonby slotted in an equaliser on 30 minutes after a great through ball from James Bromham. Just a minute into the second half Alex Mutch converted a great cross by Marcus Holmes before Holmes slotted in a penalty just 60 seconds later to make it 4-1. The home side pulled two goals back to make it 4-3 with ten minutes on the clock before Allonby completed his treble by rounding the keeper on 83 minutes for 5-3.
This was the final game of the weekend with the new 21s side playing their first ever team game at home against Ashington 21s,
The game was played in great spirits by both teams with the away team taking the lead early on but coats came back with equalizer soon after the game continued on with Ashington increasing their lead to 4 1 at half time,
The second half saw Coats come out battling
Adding to the goal tally but were unable to break down Ashington who came away victorious at the end good first game from under 21s