Colliers beaten at Brandon
Easington Colliery were soundly beaten 5-1 at Brandon United on Monday night.
David Vincent scored a superb goal for the Colliers, but James Connor and Lewis Charlton both got braces for Brandon.
Brad Chisholm also got in on the goals for the hosts in what was an awful night for the Colliers.
Easington were extremely wasteful in front of goal. Had the Colliers been at all clinical, they could quite easily have scored six or seven.
Liam Adamson had numerous glorious chances, while Kev Devine, Keir MacDougall and Kyle Middleton all had good chances too, but it was a case of not being clinical at all.
Brandon, on the other hand, were clinical.
To top off a bad night for the Colliers, MacDougall was sent off for two yellow cards.
A very depleted squad travelled for the end of season game. Joint manager Devine was once again forced to start, and assistant manager Stuart Niven was the only sub.
However, it was a similar story for a bare bones Brandon too.
Brandon’s opening goal came in the eighth minute through former Collier Connor. A corner wasn’t dealt with and fell to Connor, and he curled the ball home to put the hosts ahead.
Charlton then added a second with a well taken finish from a cross in the 13th minute, before the Colliers missed a hat full of chances.
Vincent’s goal came halfway through the first half to half the deficit. It was a superb 35 yard strike from Vincent to pick out the top corner after he had spotted the ‘keeper off his line.
A couple of big penalty shouts were then turned down for the Colliers, before more guilt edge chances came and went.
Connor’s clever dinked finish gave Brandon their third just before the break.
Further huge chances came for the Colliers early in the second half, but Charlton’s finish at the near post put Brandon in further control in the 53rd minute.
More chances came and went, before Brandon scored their fifth in the 73rd minute. Chisholm fired into the bottom corner, and the game was gone.
That goal came just after MacDougall was sent off for a second yellow following a needless challenge in the centre of the park.
Brandon were clinical, Easington weren’t. That was the difference and it proved an extremely disappointing night for Easington.
Best wishes to Brandon’s Robson Brown who picked up a nasty knee injury late in the game.
Full-time: Brandon United 5-1 Easington Colliery
Next up for me is Hartlepool FC vs Horden CW on Wednesday.
Brandon United: Robinson, Nicholson, Joyeux (c), Bromley, Haley, Chris Brown, Guthrie, Robson Brown, Connor, Chisholm, Charlton
Unused sub: Blades
Easington Colliery: Finch, Graham-Bage, Goundry, MacDougall, McGoldrick, Ashton, Talbot, Vincent (c), Devine, Adamson, Middleton (Niven, 81′)
No unused subs
Admission: £5 adults, £3 concessions
Referee: Connor Scott