Bohemiens too strong for Ponteland

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After last week disappointing result against Newcastle Chemfica, Ponteland travelled the short distance to Benson Park, Gosforth in the hope of picking up points against a Gosforth Bohemians side having a similar inconsistent season.

It was the hosts who threatened first when they broke quickly following a freekick to Ponteland. ButMcIvor shot just wide from a good position and Bewley, after receiving a short corner shot across goal. Ross Thomas then saved a Havelock-Brown volley from Hibbitt’s excellent cross and then the same player forced a corner from his powerful shot.

The all important opening goal came somewhat against the run of play when tall centre back Matthew Robinson craned his neck to get on the end of a corner from the right and looped the ball over Bowey-Tyler and into the top left hand corner.

Five minutes later Bohs doubled their lead when the ball was played across the goal from the left for Benfaid to fire into the roof of the net.

The 2 – 0 scoreline at half time left United with a mountain to climb against the organised Bohemians.

The visitors made a couple of positional changes in the second half and were rewarded with a goal when Davidson saw a shot deflected past the keeper.

Their joy was short lived for five minutes later the dangerous Benfaid got free down the right and crossed unerringly for Mark Wright to side foot home and restore the home side’s two goal margin.

To their credit United battled away and good interplay between Cook & Havelock-Brown ended with the teenager continuing his run and neatly slipping the ball inside the upright with 22 minutes remaining.

But Pont puffed in the last 15 minutes without really threatening and Bohs effectively killed off the game on 85 minutes when Liam Riley fired in a freekick from a central positionto make it 4-2.