Match Report: 23/3/2022
Bedlington Terriers 3, Billingham Synthonia 3
Ebac Northern League Division 2
Bedlington Terriers: Harker, Cairns, Morton, Hall, Shepherd, Jones, Dinsley(C), Price, Rowlandson, Zych, Roys. Subs: Richardson, Dos Santos, Bradley, McRoberts, Douglas.
Billingham Synthonia: Dixon, Garton(C), Kay, Ward, Johnson (Hatton), Drummond, Chapman, Craggs, Henderson, Woodhouse (Carter), Waters. Unused Subs; H Gunn, Irvine.
Billingham had to settle for a point away at Bedlington Terriers despite taking a healthy first-half three-goal lead.
The opening goal for Synthonia camne in the 9th minute with a Ben Henderson right wing cross finding DANNY CHAPMAN who shot home from close range.
On a quarter of an hour Synners doubled their lead as Max Craggs sent in a free-kick from the right for BEN HENDERSON to head home.
Synthonia looked to be cruising as they added a third in the 24th minute with Henderson on the left sending in a ball across goal for DANNY CHAPMAN to notch his second of the game.
Bedlington pulled a goal back in the 29th minute when a free-kick was sent into the box where Synners keeper Dan Dixon couldn't collect and JACK ROYS was on hand to see the loose ball home into an empty net.
A couple of more chances before the break came for the home side as they looked to reduce the deficit further, but they were denied by a Dixon save and an offside goal.
Half-time: Bedlington Terriers 1, Synners 3
The Terriers continued to keep the Synthonia defence on the back foot after the restart and got their reward in the 48th minute with JACOB ZYCH firing in a shot which deflected past Dixon and in.
Bedlington were reduced to ten men in the 59th minute with skipper Sam Dinsley seeing red after a rash challenge on substitute Josh Hatton.
They still managed a well deserved point though as they found the net again in the 78th minute when a free-kick wide left from DANIEL JONES evaded everyone and found the top right corner of the goal.
Full-time: Bedlington Terriers 3, Synners 3
Referee: D Mitchell, Assistants: G Leadbitter, D Riddle.