I was always going to do Durham Women vs Tottenham Hotspur Ladies at half 5 today. That meant I had to work around that game. I had looked at doing Ferryhill Town in the Crook and District League at 2, but then Katie Wallace said that she and Lee were going to this game and then Durham Women so I opted to go with them. In previous write ups, I’ve said I was going to do Sunderland’s play-off game. Out of the four dates and times of play-off games, the Saturday night at 19:30 was the one I didn’t want as I couldn’t get there in time from Durham Women. If they were playing tomorrow, I would have been there. I would have also been there if they were at home on Thursday or Friday. This game today brought about a new ground and a new team in Gosforth, but I had seen Winlaton before. I watched them in the Durham Minor Cup final at Hetton in April last year.
Winlaton Vulcans finish season with victory
Winlaton Vulcans finished their Northern Alliance campaign with a 2-0 home win against Gosforth Bohemians on Saturday afternoon.
Jack Moulding put Winlaton ahead in the 51st minute, and Kyle Wharton’s 78th minute strike ensured they took the points.
The result means Winlaton finish their league campaign in third position, just one point behind second-placed Cullercoats.
After just a few minutes, a bad injury delayed play. Following five minutes of treatment, the Gosforth defender was stretchered off and play resumed.
The first chance fell the way of Winlaton in the 12th minute. A long throw picked out Ben Gardner, but his header was just wide of the top corner.
Sean Best then had an effort saved for the Vulcans, before Alex Kennedy fired over at the other end.
With exactly half an hour played, a long Winlaton throw was flicked on to find Dean Hendry six yards from goal, but he could only blaze wide.
Dan Ure was next to go close for Gosforth, but he could only skew wide.
In first half injury time, the visitors almost took the lead. Kennedy ran through on goal, and his poked effort had the ‘keeper beaten, but it was cleared off the line.
Winlaton started the second half well, and after a good early chance, they broke the deadlock in the 51st minute. A low ball was played into Moulding who beat two Gosforth defenders before slotting past the ‘keeper to put the hosts ahead.
Having taken the lead, Winlaton went in search of a second. Hendry and Best both tried their luck to no avail.
Following a slight quiet spell, Gosforth Bohemians forced a save from Andrew Wright at his near post.
Best was then denied by Gosforth’s Nathan Spence, before Spence was on hand to save another Best effort.
In the 78th minute, Winlaton wrapped up the points. It was a well worked move into Wharton, whose dinked finish lobbed the ‘keeper and dropped into the net.
Moulding and Craig Rook both had chances late on for Winlaton, while Kennedy went close at the other end, but no more goals were scored and it finished two-nil.
Full-time: Winlaton Vulcans 2-0 Gosforth Bohemians
Next up for me is probably Berwick Rangers vs Cove Rangers next Saturday unless I get to a game midweek.
Apologies if these team lines up are wrong. Someone was reading them out to me as I typed them on my phone. The Northern Alliance website has been handy for me in correcting them but there may still be one or two wrong.
Winlaton Vulcans: Wright, Wharton, Rook, Calvert (Shepherd, 84′), Gardner, Anderson (Robinson, 83′), Best (Kirtley, 84′), Moulding, Baldwin (Cameron, 68′), Hendry (Waters, 68′), Codling
No unused subs
Gosforth Bohemians: Spence, Moscardini, Riley, Collins (Coyle, 9′), Peel, Hall, Rush, Boyle, Roberts, Kennedy, Ure
Unused sub: Harris
Referee: Keith Jobling