Whitby Town vs. South Sheilds

Whitby Town 1 - 2 South Shields
05 Aug 2017 - 13:00Turnbull Ground

Whitby Town fell to a 2-1 defeat in their final pre-season game, against Evo-Stik North side South Shields.

Jamie Holmes opened the scoring for the visitors, before David Carson equalised just three minutes later.

Luke Sullivan added the second for the Mariners, just before the half-hour mark, from the spot.

In a frenetic start to the game, neither side looked to settle down, with a goal for either side looking likely, with the visitors striking first.

The Blues defence switched off in the face of a smart through ball from Alex Nicholson, which found Holmes. He finished through the legs of Shane Bland, one-on-one, with the ball being helped in by the upright.

Whitby, however, weren’t to take it lying down, and levelled just three minutes later.

Mikey Roberts was adjudged to have been fouled twenty yards from goal, winning a free-kick. Carson stepped up and curled home low, past Liam Connell.

Holmes continued to threaten for Shields, and forced a good save from Bland from another shot across goal.

It wasn’t long, however, until the visitors regained their advantage.

Matty Pattison fell under the challenge of Rio May, winning a penalty in the process. Sullivan stepped up from 12 yards, sending the ball home just past the reaches of an outstretched Bland.

After the break, the game looked the quieten, though the Blues continued to look for an equaliser. Steven Snaith came close

Matty Tymon looked to be the Blues’ dangerman, if they were to score. The Seasiders’ attacker went close on two occasions in just ten minutes, first heading wide a Dan McWilliams corner, before the pair linked up again, with Tymon again heading wide.

WHITBY TOWN: Bland, Martin, McWilliams, May, Bullock, Snaith (c), Monkhouse (Gell 46), Carson, Roberts (Weledji 64), Tymon, Risbrough. SUBS NOT USED: Miller (GK), Trialist, Hume, Fryatt, McGoldrick.

SOUTH SHIELDS: Connell (Trialist 56), Baxter, Lough (Trialist 73), Shaw (c), Morse (Callaghan 56), Briggs (Storey 46), Nicholson (Stephenson 52), Pattison (Richardson 84), Holmes, Richardson (Trialist 73), Sullivan.

Attendance: 337

Whitby Town mascot, sponsored by John Scott Plumbing Services: Finley Keates