A Nathan Mulligan penalty just before half time was all the Anchors had to show after starting both halves of this match well and creating plenty of openings.
They probably should have won this more comfortably but at the end were defending deep to keep the scoreline at 1-0 as the visitors pushed for an equaliser. Skipper Adam Nicholson went the closest with three headed efforts, one did find the net but was disallowed inexplicably by the ref on the hour for something even the Whitley Bay defence didnt appeal for, unfortunately the VAR machine was being serviced.
But the Anchors back 3 stood firm and dealt with most thrown at them, Michael Arthur handling anything that got through. A fine crowd of over 300 enjoyed a good quality Northern League Match and 3 points bagged against a decent outfit.
Onto the FA Cup this Saturday Away to Newcastle Benfield, still some seats left on the Supporters bus, (leaves club at 1, returns approx 5.30, £6 each). Contact the club on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat or pop in and put your name on the sheet in the bar.
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