Wooler 1-3 Newcastle Chemfica

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After an excellent performance last week, securing a well deserved point against Gosforth Bohemians, Wooler should have gone into this match eager to secure more points.

However right from the start they struggled to contain the visitors’ lively strikers Bainbridge and Sullivan.

Although it was all one way traffic, the Wooler defence, ably led by Michael Saunders and Tom Farr, seemed equal to the task and managed to blunt all of the visitors initial attacks.

In 25 minutes the inevitable happened when Bainbridge was too strong for his marker and scored with a low drive.

This seemed to spur Wooler on and in their only scoring opportunity of the first half Gareth Pearson released Connor Cowens on the right and his excellent cross was met by Ross Tait to head the ball home at the back post for the equaliser.

In the second half the pattern of play continued with Wooler struggling to retain possession and the defence under constant pressure.

The visitors restored their lead after 60 minutes when Keenan fired home a low drive from 20 yards.

Although Wooler were struggling to create chances they did have a good opportunity to equalise, but Kyle Jeffrey fired over the bar after a cross from Cowens on the right.

As the game drew to a close McKitterick scored a third goal for Chemfica to secure what was, in the end ,a comfortable victory for the visitors.