Stockton Town FC v Spennymoor Town Reserves

Wearside League Cup Semi Final
7th March 2015, 2:00pm
Stockton Town FC
4 - 2
Spennymoor Town Reserves
HT: 2 - 2
Attendance: 81
First Team
Referee: Mr Sam Packer

Match Report

Stockton Town faced a strong Spennymoor Town Reserves side and a even stronger gale force wind.

Playing against the wind Stockton had to play on the break and from one of these, they won a corner in the 15th minute, taken by Chris Stockton Adam Nicholson headed the ball across the goal were Kallum Hannah’s overhead kick flew past Luke Cowie in the Spennymoor goal.

Stockton continued to struggle against the wind and it was a contributor to the equalizing goal after 23 minutes, the Stockton defence could only get the ball outside the area and Ross Morrow picked up the loose ball and took the ball into the box before firing a shot that went in off the underside of the bar.

Unusually this season Stockton found themselves behind at home, after 32 minutes from a corner taken by John McReady he found Phillip Best, Michael Arthur saved this shot but the ball fell nicely for Ian Ward to fire in from close range.

In a similar move the sides were level in injury time of the first half, Max Craggs shot was saved by Cowie but Tom Coulthard turned in the rebound.

Tom Coulthard claimed 2 goals to fire Stockton into the League Cup Final.

Tom Coulthard claimed 2 goals to fire Stockton into the League Cup Final.

Just like Stockton, Spennymoor struggled to get the ball over the half way line in the second half.

Stockton regained the lead after 68 minutes, somehow Kallum Hannah who was on the ground, managed to slip the ball through two defenders for Chris Stockton to run onto, he took the ball around keeper Cowie, to fire into the empty net for Stockton’s 150th goal of the season.

Stockton made sure of reaching all 3 Wearside League Cup Finals, after 77 minutes, Stockton won a free kick just outside the area, Max Craggs kick found the head of Tom Coulthard and the ball flew past Cowie, to set up a League Cup Final appearance against Easington Colliery.

Lineup

Name GLS PENS OG CS Cards
1
2

Subs

Name GLS PENS OG CS Cards
Chris Dunwell ← Chris Stockton
3 David Dowd ← Private: James Crossman