Match Report: 10/4/19
Billingham Synthonia 1, Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 1
Ebac Northern League Division 2
Billingham Synthonia: Heslin, McCardle, Frazer, Gowan (C Wilson), Joseph, Garton, M Wilson (O'Hara), Pollock(c), Johnson, Smith, Bligh. Subs not used; Roberts, Gnaglo, Dalton.
Ryton & Crawcrook Albion: Holden, Below(c), Moody, Turnbull, Barker, Luke, Stephenson, Cooper, Jasper, Dunn, Norris. Subs not used; Connelly, Henderson, Hedley, Slee.
Ten-man Synners earned a point against Ryton with a second half Louis Johnson leveller cancelling out Scott Jasper's first half volley.
Ryton and Crawcrook opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when Mason Stephenson crossed from the right to SCOTT JASPER who sent in a great volley from just inside the box to put his team one up.
Billingham's first shot at goal was a 40th minute Connor Smith shot which Albion keeper Stefan Holden stopped. Synthonia were reduced to ten men after 43 minutes when Foster Garton received a second yellow card following a foul wide left of the goal. From the free-kick Ryton were denied numerous times with close range efforts blocked by the Synners defence.
Half-time: Synners 0, Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 1
Synthonia levelled the game up in the 53rd minute when substitute Charlie O'Hara made a strong run at the defence and played left to Ben Pollock who burst into the box and lay off to Tom Bligh; his shot was parried, but only as far as LOUIS JOHNSON who slotted the ball home.
Ryton created a good chance to regain the lead in the 70th minute with a good run from the left by Samuel Norris; his shot smacking the near post. A minute later and Billingham had strong appeals for a penalty after Johnson was brought down in the box, the appeals waved away by referee Mr Bamford.
As the game entered it's 90th minute a dipping shot from Bligh almost gave Synners the three points, but his dipping shot saw Holden tip the ball over the bar as it threatened to creep in.
Full-time: Synners 1, Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 1
Referee: Mr N Bamford, Assistants: R Murphy, C Steadman.