Full time score Easington 3-5 Thornaby FC STL Northern League division 2 Saturday 7th April 2012
Thornaby made the short trip to bottom of the league Easington CW with the visitors looking to get back to winning ways. Easington opened the scoring in the opening minute when a ball was played over the top of Thornaby's defence and wasnt dealt with and Haydn Pace slotted past Briggs in the Teessiders goal. Easington then had a great chance to make it 2-0 when Craig Cockburn shot wide and the hosts then had another chance which Marc Briggs saved. Thornaby then levelled when Ian Clark played in a great cross which Mark Lilley sidefooted home to level the score with 27 minutes gone. Thornaby then took the lead when Ian Clark whipped in a great ball from the free kick which Ste Hodgson headed home against his former club with 29 minutes gone and the Teessiders had a good chance to make it 3-1 when Marcus Laing tried his luck from 20 yards and seen his effort just go over the bar and Thornaby then had the next chance when Gary mitchell hit an effort from an angle which Tom Courtney saved in the Easington goal. Easington then levelled when Haydn Pace pounced on a mistake in the Thornaby defence and slotted past Briggs in the Thornaby goal for his second goal of the game with 37 minutes gone. Thornaby then once again took the lead when Lee Farrington got to the byline and delievered a great cross which Paul Thorns headed home for his 9th goal off the season with 39 minutes gone.
Half Time Easington 2-3 Thornaby FC
Easington had the first chance in the second half with Briggs making another good save. Thornaby then made it 4-2 when Paul Thors was fouled in the box and while the penna was waiting to be taken James Huntley was sent off for Easington for foul and abusive language and when the penna was eventually taken Gary Mitchell slotted the penna into the right hand side off the goal with 65 minutes gone and Mitchell scored his second goal off the game when he slotted home into the corner of the net with 70 minutes gone. The visitors then had a couple of chances to icrease there lead with there first chance to increase there lead falling to Paul Thorns who seen his effort saved and he also put another chance over the bar. Easington then had a chance to pull a goal back when Robert Huntley hit a shot from the edge off the box which Briggs once again made a good save. Thornaby then the next chance when O' Riordan seen his effort saved by Courtney in the Easington goal. Easington then pulled a goal back near the end when a free kick was played in and Dan Robinson tapped home.
Well what a game i thought that we were shocking in the first 20 minutes but i thought that we played some good stuff after that as we were passing the ball around fluently but most of our goals conceded were from defensive mistakes and to be honest i thought that the penna that we got was a bit soft but in all fairness we have had loads of decisions go against us this season so we will take it. Well done guys great character to come back from a goal down to win. Just some statistics we now have 40 points which is only 2 points off last years total so we only need a win to beatg that total and we are now 17th in the from table. well done guys i am looking forward to next weeks game against Hebburn at home come on Thornaby