PONTELAND UNITED 7
BLYTH ISABELLA 0
Ponteland returned to league action today for their first match in 2016 and like many other teams only their third match since 31 Oct.
Because their home pitch was waterlogged the game was switched to Bullocksteads with everyone including spectators looking forward to a game of football.
United had a strong squad to pick from and needed to pick up points.
They started strongly with Zac Bewley down the left showing the full back a clean pair of heals on more than one occasion.
Pont were on the front foot and it was no surprise when they took the lead with only ten minutes on the clock when Bewley cut in from the left and fired into the top corner. He repeated the same move five minutes later to double Pont’s lead.
L’Argent then hit the bar with a free kick but the ball came out to safety. Pont looked threatening every time they went forward creating but spurning chances. Five minutes before half time the scoreline looked more realistic when Cook ,who had looked lively, made a good run past his marker before firing low and true across the keeper into the bottom corner to effectively kill the game as a contest.
On 55 minutes Cook made another good run down the right and crossed to the far post for Chris Douglas to side foot home on the volley. McIvor brought about the changes and as the half went on the game got a little scrappy.
As Blyth tired in the last 15 minutes Pont took full advantage. Ford got on the end of a L’Argent cross and guided the ball precisely into the top corner for the fifth and with ten minutes remaining fellow defender Paul Jones danced his way into the penalty area before shooting left footed into the bottom corner.
There was still time for a seventh when Cook fired goalwards but the attempted clearance could only help the ball past the unfortunate keeper.
Chris Stanwix for an own goal.