Seaham Red Star beat Billingham Synthonia

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SEAHAM Red Star impressed in tonight’s friendly against Ebac Northern League First Division opponents Billingham Synthonia and fully deserved a 2-0 victory.

They went in front on 22 minutes when David Palmer set up Lee Kerr who drove the ball past Synners goalkeeper Matthew Baike from outside the penalty area.

Early in the second period Palmer was left with the simple task of tapping the ball into an empty net following a defensive mix-up.

Young Robbie Heskett, who played the full 90 minutes at full back, was impressive in Star’s defensive line-up.

Sunderland RCA enjoyed a four-goal romp against Hartlepool FC at Meadow Park.

Two goals from Kyle Morris and Stephen Callan inside the opening 15 minutes set them on their way but when Chris Lloyd cut the deficit, it was all to play for.

The Wearsiders finished strongly and secured a 4-1 victory with two goals in the final six minutes from Gary Woods, with a tremendous shot, and Gary Shields.

Chester-le-Street met Whickham Sporting Club and returned home with a draw. Jake Stafford was the Cestrians’ marksman.

Scott Fenwick, with an 80th minute penalty, eased Dunston UTS to a 2-1 win over ENL rivals Whickham for whom Mark Fitxpatrick cancelled out Andy Bulford’s early strike.