Adam Nicholson opened the scoring against Sunderland West End with a header.
Stockton went into todays game against Sunderland West End full of confidence after Wednesday evenings victory over Easington. Carlton McCabe kept his place in the starting line after recovering from the knock to his foot that forced him off in the first half of Wednesdays game. West End were the dominent team in the early exchanges and their 2 forwards both missed chances. Stockton were finding it hard to get their passing game going. On 20 minutes Stockton’s first real chance came after great play down the right, the ball landing at an off balance Stav Roberts whose volley sailed over the bar. Stockton were in front on 30 minutes when a left wing corner was headed home by centre half Adam Nicholson. As the game wore on Stockton were getting increasingly frustrated as they continued to make and miss chance after chance and when West End grabbed a 57th minute equaliser a shock was on the cards. This however spurred Stockton on and substitute Jimmy Ward restored Stockton’s goal advantage only 7 minutes later. In the last minute fellow substitute Luke Whittaker put the victory beyond doubt with a fine finish from the edge of the box.