Match Report: 13/4/19
Chester-le-Street Town 1, Billingham Synthonia 3
Ebac Northern League Division 2
Chester-le-Street Town: Wilson, Stephenson, Turnbull, Marron(c), Walker, Greaves, Henderson, Grant (King), Robson (Whisker), M Hepplewhite, Megran. Subs not used; D Hepplewhite, Dixon.
Billingham Synthonia: Roberts, McCardle, Frazer, O'Hara (J Dunn), Joseph (Gnaglo), C Wilson, Gowan, Pollock(c), Johnson, Smith (Dalton), Garton.
Billingham came from a goal down to score three second half goals and take home the three points.
The Cestrians opened the scoring after 14 minutes when a ball from the left made it's way to KIERAN MEGRAN at the far side who shot home.
Synners were forced into early substitutions as both Charlie O'Hara and Michael Joseph were forced off with injuries, but they gradually started to impose themselves on the game and came close with Louis Johnson making a good run on goal, but shot wide of the target.
Half-time: Chester-le-Street Town 1, Synners 0
The leveller came in the 53rd minute as Johnson did well to hold off a defender on the left bye-line and played to DYLAN GNAGLO who side footed in from close range. Billingham then took the lead in the 67th minute as Gnaglo played in CONNOR SMITH who saw his initial shot saved by keeper Jack Wilson, but was able to get a second shot to fire into the net.
Synners put the game to bed with a third goal in the 82nd minute as a ball forward over the Chester-le-Street defence saw LOUIS JOHNSON go in on goal and the striker coolly picked his spot past Wilson with a shot from the right of goal.
Full-time: Chester-le-Street Town 1, Synners 3
Referee: Mr C Joyce, Assistants: B Gordon, J Harkess.