Wallsend Boys Club U16 v Newcastle East End Juniors U16
Referee: Brian Guthrie
Wallsend B.C. U16’s played a well fought out 2-1 win at Whitley Park on Monday 24 April to lift the 2017 Tyne Met College Rangers Cup.
Marcus Giles put Wallsend into the lead with a header after 57 minutes, before doubling their lead 14 minutes later through Vinnie Proudlock. Newcastle East End managed to pull one back on 90 minutes but a late push for an equaliser wasn’t to be.
The match started in favour of Newcastle East End who in the first few minutes saw most of the possession on a windy evening at Whitley Park. Newcastle East End managed the first shot of the game through Max Emmerson; whose strike sailed over the bar.
The first Wallsend attack of the game came from striker Vinnie Proudlock who on the 8th minute managed to muscle his way through the Newcastle East End defence, but his finish was straight at the keeper.
This first attack seemed to be the catalyst needed for Wallsend B.C. U16’s as they went on to force some fabulous saves from Newcastle East End keeper Hisham Reyahi and hit the post late on in the first half which kept the scores level at the break.
Newcastle East End came closest to scoring first in the second half with a powerful shot by Dylan Taylor from the left hand side of the box. However, two minutes later on the 57th minute Wallsend managed to break the deadlock with a cross from the right hand side which met the head of Marcus Giles; the defender finishing from six yards.
Wallsend then found momentum through a few long range efforts, again testing Hisham Reyahi in goal. Then came a glorious chance from Vinnie Proudlock to extend their lead, first dribbling through two Newcastle East End defenders before dragging his shot agonisingly wide when one on one with the goalkeeper.
The towering centre forward made up for his miss three minutes later in the game, knocking in from three yards to give the home side a two goal cushion going into the last 20 minutes.
Newcastle East End didn’t go down without a fight however, but left it to the last minute to score a goal which would turn out to only be a consolation in a thoroughly entertaining game. The final score was 2-1 in favour of Wallsend Boys Club U16’s.
Along with Wallsend lifting this year’s Tyne Met College Rangers Cup, they also currently sit top of the Pin Point Recruitment Junior Football league (U16), without losing a game thus far.