Goodey’s the unlikely hero

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Aidan Goodey was the unlikely hero as Easington Colliery kicked off their Ebac Northern League Second Division campaign with a hard-fought 2-0 win last night.

The first half at the Welfare Ground was difficult for both teams as the wind and rain certainly had an effect, although there were chances at both ends, and visitors Heaton Stannington would have been happy to reach half-time goalless.

Easington made the breakthrough six minutes into the second half when left-back Goodey drove in a shot, which deflected in off luckless goalkeeper Matt Smith.

The defender then hit his second goal to make it 2-0 in the 76th minute, clinching an opening league win for Easington.