Tempers raised as Tynemouth suffer
Published at 07:39, Wednesday, 13 March 2013
TYNEDALE Hockey Club march on as they booked their place in the League Cup semi-finals with a comfortable success over Whitley Bay and Tynemouth III.
They maintained their 100 per cent record in style, starting well but not making the most of their many short corners.
Tynedale’s play finally created a clear cut opportunity, Jack Beattie showing skill down the left wing before passing to man of the match James Rainford whose rocket into the top corner left the goalkeeper with no chance.
Tyne were then made to pay for failing to extend their lead, a Tynemouth team growing in confidence seeing a free hit outside the D flying through the defence and into the net off goalkeeper Alex Tortice’s foot.
It was not level for long, though, Will Massey’s ball finding leader scorer Tom Cant who turned provider for Dan Burns whose reverse sweep shot went into the bottom corner.
Before the break, tempers began to boil over and there was a number of green cards brandished with a tirade of expletives from the Tynemouth goalkeeper being punished.
Good play after the restart allowed Tyne to open up a two goal cushion when Burns’ run was ended by a Tynemouth foot.
With another short corner awarded, Cant’s trademark powerful shot made its way into the bottom corner.
Tynemouth began to get frustrated with time running out and this led to an argument between an ex-Tynedale coach and Sean Cunningham with both players being awarded yellow cards.
With the impressive Iain Morgan mopping up at the back, Tynedale saw the game out with Nick Rout’s cross finding Cant, and he tucked the ball home from close range to set up a semi-finals berth with Marton Furness at home on March 23.
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