Wooler 2-4 Hexham

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After the previous week’s shenanigans it was a relief to watch a normal game of football.

Although the home supporters were disappointed with the result they did witness a committed display by two teams who had struggled to score goals in recent weeks.

As has been the case all season the home team have struggled to score from open play and this game proved to be no exception.

In the 30th minuteWooler were awarded a corner and Michael Saunders met the ball with a firm header to score from five yards.

Almost immediately the visitors struck back when MacAllindon struck a free kick into to the bottom corner eluding the diving Avery.

In the second half, and somewhat against the run of play, Hexham took the lead when an Avery clearance rebounded off Heenan and into the open net.

Despite this setback Wooler pressed forward and were unfortunate when Tom Farr was dismissed after a second yellow card.

Despite only playing with 10 men Wooler pressed forward and were rewarded when a looping shot from Strangeways was deflected over the visiting keeper to make it 2-2.

At this point both teams looked happy to settle for a draw but another defensive lapse proved crucial and Heenan crossed for North to score from close range.

In the dying minutes Wooler pressed forward seeking an equaliser and were again punished when substitute Hall finished well.