Wearside League: Ashbrooke Belford House rocked by late, late Annfield Plain

Ashbrooke Belford House (pink) take on Boldon CA earlier this season
Ashbrooke Belford House (pink) take on Boldon CA earlier this season
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Ashbrooke Belford House were left gutted as Annfield Plain snatched a dramatic winner eight minutes into stoppage time in last night’s TWR Bifolds Wearside League clash.

Visitors Plain took the lead on 20 minutes when Dean Renwick’s shot found the bottom right corner of the net, beating keeper Craig Chapman.

Belford equalised 10 minutes later when Marc Moon’s firm header beat Ross Andrew. Eight minutes later, Kevin Humble put the home side in front with a fine shot from just inside the box.

Plain levelled things up at 2-2 midway through the second period, then, eight minutes into injury time, Scott Watson scored a stunning winner when his shot evaded goalkeeper Chapman and found the bottom left corner.

Seaham Red Star Reserves and Leam Rangers drew 4-4 in a real thriller.

Seaham stormed 2-0 ahead through Michael Bulmer’s header and Michael Cook’s shot. Gordon Hutchinson’s terrific 30-yarder deceived keeper Chay Adamson to cut the gap.

David Paul fired home from 30 yards to restore Star’s lead, but battling Rangers rallied as Hutchinson made it 3-2.

Cook’s second put Red Star 4-2 up, but Nathan Bailey netted twice in the last five minutes, a close-range volley and one from a tight angle, to ensure the draw.

Harton and Westoe finally secured their first win, when Sean Heads’ brace sank fellow strugglers Wolviston 2-1.

Harton took the lead in the 25th minute when Sean Heads’ left-footed shot beat keeper Chris Davidson from ten yards, but only five minutes later the visitors equalised with a superb shot from Josh Chambers from outside the box.

The winner came in the 62nd minute when a close range header from Heads, his second of the game, beat Davidson to begin the celebrations.