Match Report: 5/3/19
Tow Law Town 1, Billingham Synthonia 0
Ebac Northern League Division 2
Tow Law Town: Curran, Knowles, Oldfield, Soulsby, Kirkup(c), McArdle, Milburn, Fisher (Pennal), Aiston, Mitchell, Scott. Subs not used; Greenwood, Fowler, Moffat, Viponfd.
Billingham Synthonia: Roberts, Gowan, Joynes, Frazer, Garton, Bligh, M Wilson, Pollock(c), C Wilson, Dalton (Weatherald), Smith (Gnaglo). Subs not used; Heslin, J Dunn, Bruton.
Synners lost out by a single goal at Ironworks Road with both teams playing the majority of the game with ten men after two sending offs.
Billingham were reduced to ten men after 21 minutes when Tom Bligh received a second caution. The Lawyers then had David Mitchell dismissed with a straight red card following a challenge on Foster Garton.
Goal scoring chances were kept to a minimum with Synthonia's Connor Smith shooting over the bar and Tow Law's Adam Knowles seeing a close range effort blocked by Synners keeper Callum Roberts. Billingham came the closest to opening the scoring in the 40th minute when three close range efforts were saved by Lawyers keeper Alexander Curran.
Half-time: Tow Law Town 0, Synners 0
The home side scored what proved to be the winner in the 50th minute when DALE MILBURNreceived the ball on the edge of the box after a slip in the Synners defence and sent the ball over Roberts and in.
Billingham looked to have scored a leveller when Lewis Dalton saw home Ben Pollock's through ball, but he was flagged for offside. Further chances for Synners saw a James Frazer shot punched clear and both Pollock and Garton seeing shots wide of the target.
Full-time: Tow Law Town 1, Synners 0
Referee: Mr G Hargrave, Assistants: S Heslop, K Jobling.