Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:24 am
NORTHALLERTON TOWN V JARROW
On an rain soaked pitch Northallerton started well and hit the Jarrow post after five minutes , this was quickly followed after seven minutes by the opening goal when an cross from the left was fired home at the far post by Richard Walker 1-0 .After fifteen minutes Jarrow were awarded an free kick in an promising position on the edge of the box but Hirst fired the ball into the Northallerton defenders . After twenty five minutes the second goal came for the home side when Walker was allowed to run centrally in midfield at the Jarrow defence , and slipped the ball forward to Nick Martin whose shot clipped an defender and over the advancing keeper Gary Frater
2-0 . After thirty five minutes Grant Pressling replaced the injured Jarrow striker Josh Allen and within an minute he had pulled an goal back with an neat near post header from and Jonathan Hirst cross 2-1 . Three minutes later an long ball out of defence saw midfielder Nick Quinn lob the home keeper Ward for the equalizer 2-2 .
After 43 mins an corner for Northallerton was headed home by Jack Proctor
half time 3-2
The second period was just as frantic and Andrew Shepherd hit the side netting for Northallerton after 48 mins , then an flick by Aaron Ramsbottom saw Nick Martin notch his second goal from the edge of the box with an firm drive 4-2 after 50 mins .
Jarrow made their second substution after 54 mins when ex SAFC academy defender George Simpson made his debut coming on at left back for the injured Burrell . This was followed on the hour by the final Jarrow sub with Hirst being replaced by debutant the fabulously named Dean Martin in midfield . Jarrow came more into the game and an shot by Peter Kane was pushed out by Ward and Nick Quinn collided with the keeper when he had an half chance in the area after 67 mins.
After 70 mins Jarrow had their best chance when defender David Smith lobbed the keeper from the penalty spot but the ball drifted just wide . The goal of the game came after 77 mins when Aaron Ramsbottom got free on the edge of the Jarrow box and hit an stunning shot into Fraters top right hand corner ,this was followed by an good save by Frater from Martin and on 82 mins an near post header by Danny Jones concluded the scoring 6-2 . The final few minutes saw sub Liam Jarvie chip wide from an good position, but Jarrow were well beaten in the end by Northallerton.
A learning experience of what the Northern league is all about for the Tynesiders move on to Easington at home Saturday
NORTHALLERTON 6 JARROW 2
MOM Gary Frater