Match Report: 15/9/2021
Billingham Synthonia 3, Jarrow 0
Ebac Northern League Division 2
Billingham Synthonia: Yaqub, Miller, Mills (Craggs), Banki, Bythway, Rowbotham(C), McNeill, J Ward, Chapman (Fletcher), Howard (Henderson), Howes. Unused Subs; Kay, Dixon.
Jarrow: Hubery, Little, Wallace, McCall (Waller), Donnelly(C), Summers, Hargrave, Johnson, Blackburn, Allen (North), Shaw. Unused Subs; Bone, Mellish, Wilkinson.
Synthonia continued an impressive run of results with a midweek win over Jarrow.
Early chances for Synners saw a couple of Kurtis Howes shots from the left go over the bar. Then a Brad Mills free-kick into the box was cleared as far as Luke Bythway who shot straight at Jarrow keeper Steven Hubery. Jarrow responded with a corner on the right met with a header, but over the bar.
Midway through the half and a Mills free-kick was stopped by Hubery. The visitors then advanced with Jason Blackburn on the left shooting across the face of goal from a tight angle.
Synthonia opened the scoring in the 27th minute when after some good play on the right, the ball was played to Callum Banki who saw his shot blocked; JOHN HOWARD latching onto the loose ball to fire in a low shot past Hubery and in.
Billingham continued to press as Brooklyn Miller advanced with the ball out of defence and played to Howard who flashed a shot just wide of the right hand post.
A second goal came in the 33rd minute with KURTIS HOWES making a mazy run from the left into a central position on the edge of the penalty area and tucked the ball home just inside the left hand upright.
Jarrow had chances to pull a goal back going in at the break when firstly a Brian Johnson free-kick was tipped over the bar by Synners keeper Jaan Yaqub, the resulting corner from the left seeing a header wide of the target.
Half-time: Synners 2, Jarrow 0
Billingham threatened early in the second half with Mills seeing a free-kick through the visiting wall, but Hubery was able to block the ball which came to Mason McNeill who saw his shot on goal blocked by a defender.
Synners continued to look for a third with Mills crossing from the left to the far side for Howard who controlled the ball well but shot over the bar.
As the game passed the hour mark the visitors threatened when a long throw on the right was met by a header on goal which Yaqub saved. Billingham then threatened again with McNeill on the right forcing Hubery to save again from his shot. Moments later and McNeill tried a shot from distance which went just wide of the target.
Jarrow did find the net in the 77th minute when a Blackburn shot was blocked by Yaqub and the loose ball fell to substitute Channon North who found the net, but he was in an offside position and the goal was chalked off.
As the game approached added-on time a Jarrow chance saw Glen Hargrave shoot wide and for Synthonia, substitute Ben Henderson also shot wide with Hubery off his line.
Billingham wrapped up the scoring with a third goal in the 92nd minute with Henderson playing to KURTIS HOWES to the left of goal who dribbled through a couple of defenders before finding the far side of the net.
Full-time: Synners 3, Jarrow 0
Referee: B Brooks, Assistants: K Middleton, P Yuill.