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County hit for six
The Falcons maintained their impressive team play again today with a glorious display against Durham County Jets.
From the whistle the Falcons exchanged passes confidently around the pitch. Lewis and Andrew complimenting each other very well. David and Connor's pace is always going to cause opposing teams problems and today was no exception. Scott picked out David from his left back position with the pass of the game only for his shot to be saved well. On 11' Connor picked out Marc with a sublime pass and Marc fought off some good defenders to find the net. Play at this point was fairly even. It took only a futher 7' before Liam found the net. A perfect finish from a delightful cross from David.
A minute later it was 3 nil to the Falcons with Connor finding the net. A well deserved goal. The Falcons back four steered by Cameron Hall remained disciplined throughout the half only beaten right on the stroke of half time when the Jets pulled a goal back.
Second half saw the Falcons absorb pressure from the Jets, with Cameron Findlay saving well on more than one occasion. With ten minutes played, Ethan opened his Falcons goalscoring account to put daylight between the two teams.Unfortunately an acrobatic overhead kick minutes later did not find the net.
David got his reward with a superb goal on the hour. A burst of pace down the right and then heading straight for goal unleashing a powerful shot to score.
Minutes later Declan provided the icing on the cake with a sublime finish into the top corner.
The Falcons could have had more goals but in the end finished the game at 6 v 2. County sneaking a very late goal.
Man of the match awarded to the whole team for showing a powerful, collective team performance.
Well done to all of you. Fantastic.
Falcons in seven heaven
The Falcons maintained their good form against a Grindon side playing in their first game of the season, by running out worthy 7 v 1 winners.
Liam got the Falcons on their way, finishing from some lovely build up play.
All the hard work on the training pitch starting to pay off now, as the Falcons looked strong throughout.
Marc doubled the score on 18' finishing from a quality pass from david down the right.
Grindon had their best chance denied by a fantastic save from Cameron Findlay who was like lightning off his line to thwart the strikers effort.
Summer signing, Ethan Moon, got himself on the score sheet, again, on 29', with a composed strike from the edge of the box.
Half time score 3 v 0 to the Falcons.
Second half saw Grindon find the net after the Falcons failed to clear the ball from midway inside their half. A minute later Liam, back in goalscoring mood, find the net again.
Next up, a penalty, against Grindon, for a handball in the box. Conner showed total composure to strike the ball into the top right hand corner.
Two goals on 65' and 68' for Marc saw him get his first hatrick of the season.
Man of the match went to David Gourley who, yet again, put in a top notch performance. It is unfortunate he didn't get a goal....denied by the bar and a superb piece of Grindon defending!! Well done David.
Belts and Braces
Ouston Junior Falcons played host to Peterlee Helford Orange and walked away worthy winners and their first league clean sheet.
The opening play was well balanced between the two sides.
It took until 10' before Marc got the Falcons on their way finishing from some great play down the left flank.
Connor, partnering Andrew in midfield, was on the score sheet on 15'. The new partnership put in an inspirational display and controlled the game from this point. Back four remained resolute throughout with Cameron F only tested the once. Cameron caught a long range effort with a vice like grip. Very impressive goalkeeping.
Liam was in fine form again at the other end of the pitch, business as usual, with a goal on 20', finishing from great work from Davy.
Davy's blistering pace provided the cross for the next goal. Connor starting and ending the move for his brace. 4 nil to the Falcons at half time.
Second half was dominated by the Falcons. A fantastic display of teamwork that really was a joy to watch. Davy had the Peterlee side ran ragged and deserved his brace with goals on 40' and 49'. Harry getting his first goal of the season on 42' with a precision finish.
50' saw David felled in the box after yet another probing run into the box. Marc stepped up to bag his brace.
Peterlee got a couple of long balls up the pitch but Cameron H was quick off the mark to clear.
A team performance that deserved a clean sheet.
Man of the match awarded to the whole team. Well done lads.
The Falcons played host to the high flying Tyneside Juniors today and put in an impressive performance.
With the Tyneside squad sitting at the top of the division before kick off, getting a good start was so important.
Marc did just that within a couple of minutes of the game getting underway.
The Falcons, in their new home kit, matched Tyneside in all areas of the pitch for long periods. However, a fast burst of speed from their striker with a clean strike on goal to follow, saw them level. Within a few minutes the Tynesiders were two up.
The Falcons stayed true to their game and never looked like going out of the game. A great corner from Connor finding Ethan's head for him to find the net got the Falcons back on level terms. Either side could have stolen the lead up until half time, Liam hitting the post and Cameron Hall having a great game in goal to deny Tyneside, but it remained two all at the whistle.
Second half saw the Falcons get in front with a well worked goal. Scott's cross field ball picking out David on the right who burst forward and delivered a lovely ball into Marc who finished clinically.
Yet again the play was evenly balanced. Andrew and Jack working well together in the centre couldn't relax at all. The back four were never out of the game but stayed strong.
Connor took alot of pressure off the Falcons with a weighted shot on goal and find the net to put daylight between the two sides.
Full time 4 v 2 to the Falcons. Fantastic result.
Man of the match went to the whole squad.
Very well done to every one of you.
The Falcons played out their first real derby game, against Waldridge Park, and came away with their third clean sheet of the season.
For the first few minutes the Falcons were evenly matched. It took until 6' for David, playing as striker for the first time, to find the net. He finished a great cross from Connor down the right flank.
Good work from Jordan produced the second goal. He fed the ball to David who found the net again on 13'.
The three goals came within 3 minutes. 18' saw Marc find the net after great play from Ethan, who found David, who hit the post, for Marc to get the rebound.
19' and it was Davids hatrick. His first for the club. He ended a great move that included Connor and Scott in the build up.
Connor got his rewards for a great half by bagging his goal on 21'. Scott launching a cross field pass to Marc who then fed Connor a well weighted pass. At the half time whistle it was 5 up to the Falcons.
Second half got off to a flying start with Andrew scoring on 35'. Just reward for his efforts in midfield.
Jack was next in line on 43' with a left foot effort. Like Andrew, deserved the goal with great team play throughout.
Waldridge had ten men behind the ball for most of the half which did make scoring difficult for the Falcons. Liam was giving the Waldridge defense a torrid time with his movement off the ball.
It was from two set plays that Harry played two trump cards for his brace. Finding the net off corners in the 55' and just on the hour. The second was a topic of discussion as Kieron claimed he did get a touch with proof being that he had mud on his otherwise immaculate hair?
Ryan came the closest to getting a goal in the closing minutes with a powerfull header towards goal but was denied.
It finished 9 v 0 to the Falcons. Another clean sheet for the superb back four of Ethan, Jordan, Ryan, Kieran and the two Camerons who saw themselves unentertained for long periods of the game.
Man of the match was awarded to Jack. Well done.
Great performance by everyone with some great link up play. Difficult to do but great to watch from the sidelines!!
Bold Colts just edge Falcons
Boldon CA Colts two late goals see the Falcons lose out on a hard fought League Cup fixture.
After nearly a two month break from competitive action the Falcons found themselves up against yet another top side. Boldon, sitting mid table in the premier league, are one of the top sides in the competition.
The Falcons started well. Fighting for the ball in every part of the pitch. Ethan, Jack and Andrew in the heart of midfield were a good match to the opposition. The Falcons defensive line up of Jordan, The two Kierans, and scott with help from Davy and Connor cancelled out most of any Boldons attacks. Cameron F produced a fine save to his left to keep the score level up to the break. In fact, the Falcons had chances but were unlucky not to convert to goals.
Second half saw some great play. The pick of which was Jacks 30 yard screamer. A real show of strength. As time past, injuries were starting to tell. Ryan, Liam and Jonathan off the bench to shore up the side. The Falcons looked great.
However, with ten minutes to go a superb strike from Boldon put them one up. Cruel, as the ball had, only seconds earlier, been in the Boldon six yard box. With only a couple of minutes to go before full time Boldon sealed their win with another well taken goal from the edge of the 18 yard area.
The Falcons had made it very difficult for the Colts for the entire game. A huge effort.
Final score Falcons 0 v 2 Boldon Colts.
Man of the match - whole team. The best performance, by far, this season.
United we fall
Falcons hosted Washington United, flying high from their magnificent performance against Boldon CA Colts in the league Cup, on a damp miserable day.
It was Washington who went home winners after a lacklustre first half display by the Falcons.
The Falcons were beating themselves, with no real team spirit on display.
A far cry from the previous game.
Second half saw a more positive display. Liam restored some pride in the Falcons mid way through the second half.
The Falcons created several chances to get on level terms but were unable to find the net.
Final score - Falcons 1 v 3 Washington Utd
Man of the match - Jordan Wood
Well done Jordan.
Brown is hat-trick hero!
The Falcons were away to Washington Juniors hoping for a positive result.
They got their just deserts after a relentless display. The Falcons started really well after a disciplined warm up. It took only 5' to hit the target. Marc and Scott linking up well just outside the six yard box to then find Connor who finished well. Connor was back into his "trusty" old boots for the game. He had obviously made the right choice in leaving his new boots at home.
The Falcons had much of the possession for the remainder of the half but were unable to add to the scoreline. Ethan, Marc and Scott getting chances.
Second half saw the game roll out much the same as the first. Falcons in control but unable to capitalise. With Ethan making way for David up front the Falcons kept up the pressure.
On the hour Connor struck the ball from the corner of the 18 yard box to find the net. The ball pasing through a big crowd of players that must have put off the Washington keeper. A great shot.
With only a couple of minutes left on the clock David turned on the edge of the box headed straight for goal and got brought down. A definite penalty. Connor stepped up and showed no sign of nerves as he smashed the ball home to seal a 3 v nil win.
A well deserved win. Man of the match was awarded to Jack for his work rate and superb distribution of the ball throughout the game. A really great performance. Well done Jack.
Double delight at Peterlee
With the drama of sky television being present, the scene was set. Unfortunately the cameras were there for The Great North Air Ambulance and not for match coverage.
As soon as the Helicopter was despatched the game got underway.
The Falcons were quick out of the blocks against a stiff headwind to be two up inside five minutes.
Connor finding the target after a minute and Marc latching onto a superb through ball from Jack.
The game then turned flat with no side dominating.
On twenty minutes Peterlee found the net from way out. A massive kick up field, with the wind assisting, took three huge bounces, the last clearing Cam Findlay's finger tips by a whisker to go in.
Second half was ruled by Referee decisions so the Falcons could not get in to any sort of rhythm. It took until ten minutes to go for the Falcons to chalk their third. Connor struck the ball low and hard from a corner into the six yard box where the ball eventually came off a Peterlee boot for an own goal.
Final score a 3 v 1 win to the Falcons.
Man of the match was again awarded to Jack. A continued run of good form. Well done Jack.
Perfect day for 'Shorts' and cake!!!
The Falcons came home to roost after two away wins to play a strengthened Waldridge Park side.
From the start the Falcons were up for the challenge. For long periods the Falcons dominated but were unable to capitalise. Andrew in midfield, alongside Jack, was distributing some sublime passes to bring in his team mates to any attack.
The defence looked solid until a shot was fired high up over the top and into the net to put Park one up against most of the run of play.
After the break the Falcons were faced with a difficult headwind but this made no difference. Andrew instigated the fightback with a threaded pass, perfectly weighted, into David who brought the Falcons level. A few minutes later Connor broke clear to beat the keeper and put the Falcons in front. Kieran Day then had the best birthday present of all by putting the Falcons three up on the hour. Connor wrapped up the match with another goal with about five minutes remaining.
The celebration of the win was rewarded with Kieran Day's birthday cake and the strangled rendition of "Happy Birthday to you".......well I think that's what it was meant to be!!!!!
Man of the match as awarded to Andrew. The best performance I have seen from him since I have known him. Wish the shot on goal had gone in to put the icing on the cake!!! Well done Andrew.
The Falcons were at home to Washington Juniors and had to endure horrendous windy conditions to get their win.
After the previous meeting of the two clubs producing a close game this match followed the same pattern. The Falcons had the wind behind them in the first half so it was difficult to control the ball.
With Connor now partnering Jack in centre midfield, due to in-form Andrew rested with a hamstring injury, it was he who managed to get the ball over the line only for the referee to disagree.
Nil nil at half time.
Second half, Liam to left wing and Harry on to bolster the attack.
Now facing the wind the Falcons quickly got into their game. Liam on 42' was first on the score sheet followed up 3' later by David.
On 53' Marc put daylight between the two sides to make it three.
Washington pulled a goal back quickly with a well worked counter attack and a good finish.
However, David was giving the Washington defence a hard time and broke clear to cross to the far post, where Liam controlled the ball superbly, and finished to make it four on 59'.
Jack made it five on 62', converting Kieran Days well taken free kick.
Number six came from Harry who struck from the edge of the 18 yard box for a clinical finish.
Goal number 7 was probably the pick of the bunch. A free kick to the Falcons was awarded when Kieran Day had been felled. Kieran took the free kick quickly to Scott on the left side who then found Jack. Jack found the perfect pass to Marc who scored his trademark goal. A net busting volley into the roof of the goal.
Four passes and a goal. Very impressive. Final score 7 v 1 to the Falcons.
Man of the match was awarded to Kieran Day who worked tirelessley all game. Brilliant. Well done Kieran.
Falcon Grindon out the results
With near perfect conditions for football the Falcons were at home to Grindon YPC. The pitch was very heavy underfoot so it was a good test of strength for both sides.
Grindon looked a big side but the Falcons showed no fear in all areas of the pitch.
In fact, it was to be a game of missed chances. One of those games when the ball will not find the net.
The Falcons were one up on 13' from a Connor Brown penalty. Jack had made a great run into the box only for his legs to be taken away from him. Connor struck a sweet penalty giving the keeper no chance.
Half time, the score at one nil but it could have been easily four.
Second half saw a goal from each side. Connor hitting the target after a darting run from the left.
Grindon then countered to score with what was to be their last, bar one, attack of the Falcons goal. The Falcons had full control of the game but could not add any more goals.
Final score 2 v 1 win for the Falcons. A new club record of consecutive wins. A fantastic achievement and much deserved.
The Falcons squad showed a brilliant work ethic from the kick off. Very disciplined performance and a pleasure to watch.
Man of the match was awarded to Ryan. Strong in the tackle and aware of every move. Never put a foot wrong all game. Ironically, Ryan missed the away fixture with Grindon when he was in hospital. Well done Ryan.
Falcons clipped by the Warriors
Rowan Warriors narrowly pipped the Falcons to victory in the first meeting of the teams.
With the return fixture within a week away, the Falcons can hold their heads high as they held most of the possesion in the second half.
The match was a hard fought contest, with Rowan first off the mark with a fantastic strike into the Falcons goal on 8'.
4' later and a penalty awarded to Rowan. Superbly taken to put Rowan in the driving seat.
However, the Falcons don't lie down that easy.
With the best of the passing and right on the stroke of half time Kieran Day put a top class pass through to Connor who rounded the keeper and put the ball in the net from a very tight angle.
Half time score 2 v 1.
The goal was the last kick of the match for poor Connor who after the game went to hospital. Damaged knee ligament. We all wish Connor a speedy recovery.
Second half saw a strong Falcons side determined not to rise to some hefty challenges. Kieran Day lucky not to sustain a permanent injury from a horrendous tackle from behind!!!
Andrew came closest to salvaging a point from a vintage style free kick.
Jonathan who was suffering from bruised ribs played well but was saved from agrivating his problem by the evergreen Cameron Hall. Donning an outfield strip Cam went up from to try his luck at getting the Falcons a point. However, it was not to be the Falcons night and Rowan bagged the three points.
Final score Rowan Warriors 2 v 1 Falcons
Man of the match was awarded to Cameron Hall for the encouragement he gave from the subs bench in the first half and for a fantastic attitude in helping the team in difficult circumstances. Well done Cam.
The Falcons travelled to top of the table Crook hoping to put the memory of the first meeting of the two teams, on the opening day of the season, behind them.
The Falcons were first out of the blocks and got a big hold on the game. Crook, with a strong side, were contained for long periods.
The pace Crook have going forward was never a problem for the Falcons this time round but the threat could still be seen. Cameron Findlay pulled off a couple of great saves to keep the game level.
However, it was the Falcons who took the lead, through Jack. A clinical low drive into the bottom left corner, leaving the Crook keeper with little chance.
The Falcons one nil up at the break.
Spirit in the camp was lifted when the Falcons bagged their second goal within a minute of the re-start. Kieran Day picked his pass to perfection to find Davy. Davy, from the right, crossed into the box for Marc to find the target.
A fantastic piece of football.
However, as is the case when playing a big side, Crook came back into the game. Scott clearing from the line to save the Falcons but, from a corner, on 55' Crook pulled one back.
More Crook pressure brought about their second minutes later to make for an interesting finish.
It was the Falcons who ruled the last few minutes though and to cap it off scored!! marc rifling the ball towards goal, hitting the underside of the crossbar, bouncing back out from behind the line. The referee was not clear that the ball had crossed the line so the goal was not given. A cruel blow to the Falcons.
Final score 2 v 2
Man of the match was given to the whole team. I thank our two substitutes for the game, Cameron Hall and Jonathan who cheered their team on throughout the game. They were 'top draw'! A brilliant attitude lads, and a great display of football right from the start. A point echoed by the Crook coach who was extremely complimentary towards our club after the game.
Smiles say it Hall
As the games come thick and fast, the Falcons 3rd game of the week at Tyneside Juniors, was going to be a big test.
Tyneside held top spot in the league for a long time and play great passing football. A true test for any side.
The opening stages of the game saw both sides create chances, but neither able to capatilise. Andrew and Jack started really well in centre midfield and pulled out some great forward passes.
Midway through the the half, Tyneside began to play some fantastic passing football. The Falcons unable to get the ball. Tynesides efforts to open the scoring were thwarted twice by outstanding saves from Cameron Hall.
On the half hour the Juniors took the lead with a cross from the right wing looping over the Falcons defense to be neatly tucked away.
Half time score 1 v 0 to Tyneside
Half time saw Cameron Finlay leave us due to illness and Scott off with a recurring foot injury and Kieran Allison on. Kieran had spent the entire first half warming up, stretching and cheering his team on. This great attitude was instantly apparent, and rubbed off on everyone else in the side.
Jonathan on left wing was now finding passes, Liam never stopped chasing the ball down.
Kieran Day, Ryan and Jordan all looking strong.
David and Marc were linking up well too.
With the Falcons in the driving seat they pulled level on 50' with Liam bagging a much deserved goal. His 12th of the season.
Barely had the celebrations finished when David fired the ball home. It was big smiles on the faces of all the Falcons.
The final score 1 v 2 to the Falcons.
Man of the match - Cameron Hall. The pick of several outstanding performances. Cam's two first have saves were massive. If we had gone in at half time three goals down it would have been a mountain to climb in the second half. Well done Cam. Well done lads for showing, yet again, what you can do when you play as a team. A massive three points during this heavy fixture period. To cap off the good result is the good news that Connor Brown has been patient with his injury, done everything right with his physio and is well on the way to full fitness. Brilliant Connor.
Drowan at home
Rowan Warriors were the Falcons visitors on a fixture played out on a friday night. With Rowan winners the week previously the Falcons were encouraged by the fact that they could only field 10 men this time out.
The Falcons didn't make the extra man count until midway through the first half. The possession started to go the way of the Falcons.
Davy was dominating the right side of midfield and on 26' he found himself with time to cross the ball to Marc. Marc then found in form Liam on the edge of the area, who turned and found Jonathan. Jonathan showed great composure to open his account for the Falcons. One - nil.
The Falcons were two up 7' later. Jonathan with a sublime pass forward for marc to latch on to. Marc then, cheekily, lobbed the Rowan keeper for a perfect finish.
The second half saw a change in formation for Rowan. Pushing there talented centre back up front, the Falcons struggled to cope with his pace. Within five minutes the Warriors were back in the game. Cameron Hall pulled off a superb save high to his left to maintain the Falcons advantage. However, Rowan got a free kick awarded 25 yards out, and, their big centre forward struck the ball into the Falcons net. All level. With 15' to go, Rowan took the lead.
It looked to be all over for the Falcons but on the hour the Falcons got the chance to pull level. From about 25 yards out, Andrew took a direct free kick. Drawing on all his experience, hit the ball beautifully to find the net. This goal must be a, if not the, goal of the season contender.
Final score 3 v 3.
The second draw of the season and the second draw in a week!! We have to be pleased with that result.
Man of the match given to the whole team.
Well done lads. A brilliant game to watch.
After just one days rest the Falcons had to play yet another top side. This time without Andrew and Kieran Day. The team has ran out of luck with regards to injuries.
However, united, the Falcons remain. With the pitch very hard and in very warm conditions the game was going to punish the legs of the allready battle weary squad. However after the first half the falcons were one up from an Utd own goal. Great work down the right flank from Jordan saw him break towards the byline and put in a testing cross. Unable to deal with a clearance the unlucky Washington player put the ball past his keeper.
Second half saw long periods of Washington with the ball a pressing the Falcons back. Drawing on last drips of energy to keep United at bay was all the Falcons had left. The Falcons conceeded three goals in the second half. Final score 3 v 1 to Washington.
Man of the match was awarded to Liam who showed a real passion for his team. Always a handfull on the ball. Well done Liam.
I hope David (Lower leg/ankle), Jack (groin), Jonathan (Heel) and Jordan who took a bad knock to his foot late on in the game all manage to recover.
Its a testing time for the Falcons at the moment, but, after playing the Jets on Tuesday we can re-group to finish strong on the last day against Ryhope.
Barker brings down the Jets
After a lengthly break from football to recover the aching muscles (a day!!!), the Falcons were on the road again. This time to Durham County Jets. A team they know well after some classic encounters over the two seasons weve played.
This game was no exception to that rule. The Falcons powered their way to a two goal advantage by half time, only to see Durham claw their way back to draw level for a nail biting finale. However, it was Jonathan Barker, hero of the night, that fired home late on to grab three valuble points that moves the Falcons to 5th in the league.
With Kieran Day and Connor Brown still absent through injury, the Falcons battle weiry squad started very well. Andrew, back after rest, and Jack, now recharged after Sunday, winning the midfield right from the off.
On the small pitch it was difficult to exploit any space but Liam, who is back to his best, was making sure that he alone was going to take away more than just his marker. At one point four Durham players were unable to get the ball from him. Twisting, turning, megzeez....the lot! He even found the time to produce a fantastic overhead kick towards goal. Brilliant!!
It was from Liam that the first goal was made. He linked up with Mark, who shrugged off a couple of challenges, to fire the ball goalward. The keeper lost his grip on the ball and it was the king of the second ball, David, fastest to react again, who stroked the ball home for his tenth of the season.
David came close on a couple of occasions but was thwarted by some quality goalkeeping. Scott, back to full fitness, let loose a looping shot from well out. The ball just going over the bar.
Jack put the Falcons two up with a trademark power shot to give the Jets keper no chance on 26'.
Cameron Findlay, Ryan, Jordan (playing straight after a rugby game, and showing the scarrs to proove it....how committed is that!) and a rejuvinated Kieran Allison kept a clean sheet for the Falcons at the back to go in two up at the break.
Second half saw the Jets put pressure on the Falcons. Cameron Findlay pulling off three high quality saves. However, Durham drew level.
Many teams would have cracked at this point, especially with fatigue setting in after a packed fixture schedule.....but not the Falcons.
Tired, and down to ten men,(David off after being clipped on his already battered ankle at this point), Jonathan Barker found another one of his special finishes to seal the win. A strike displaying composure and brilliant technique.
Final score Jets 2 v 3 Falcons.
Man of the match was awarded to Andrew for the hunger and desire to be part of his team when his legs show the strains of a long, hard,season.
A relentless, composed and mature display that rubbed off on everyone. Well done.
The team can now enjoy a well earned rest to patch themselves up before meeting Ryhope on the 9th May.
Unfortunately, due to the global credit crunch, we can't fund a summer break to somewhere hot...sorry lads...back gardens I'm afraid!!
Joking aside, outstanding effort lads!!!!! Can't praise the team and your supporters enough.......
Another great advert for football.
The Falcons last game of the season was to prove to be a hard fought contest against Ryhope. With both teams contesting 4th spot, and a possible chance of promotion, the game had all the ingredients of a classic.
Captained by Kieran Allison (Jordan ou with a back injury), open exchanches were very even but then Liam fired the Falcons ahead on 17' after good work from Jack and David. Liam takes his tally for the season to 13.
Ryhope were shell shocked and the Falcons dominated for a short while but were unable to increase their lead.
It looked as if the score line would hold until the break but Ryhope pounced with two goals in as many minutes to take them in at the interval suprise leaders.
Half time saw Cameron Hall take up position in goal and Connor Brown return to the subs bench after a ten minute run out in the first half. Signs are good for Connor but a little more time for recovery is needed.
Ryhopes attacks were being quashed by the back line of Allison, Yeadon, Day and Carr and what shots did get through, in form Cameron dealt with superbly.
The Falcons deserved a draw but could not threaten the Ryhope goal. Two or three chances could't be converted and Jonathan Barker and Kieran Day saw late efforts go agonisingly close.
Ryhope struck the killer blow with only a couple of minutes to go. Cameron at full stretch to his left came so close to pushing the shot wide but the shot was clinical.
Final score Falcons 1 v 3 Ryhope CW
Man of the match was awarded to Ryan Yeadon for a vintage performance. Great in every tackle, superb anticipation of the ball throughout the game. Simple, direct distribution of the ball.
Brilliant!!! Well done
The Falcons finish 5th in the league. So close to the top sides now, in comparison to last season, it augers well for a serious challenge to a top place next season.