Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Four-Midable Effort; Cullercoats Prove Too Strong for Main Men Remax Northern Alliance League

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Four-Midable Effort; Cullercoats Prove Too Strong for Main Men Remax Northern Alliance League

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CULLERCOATS and Percy Main met at Links Road in one of only two matches played in the three divisions - and Cullercoats won 4-0.

Both sides had clocked up only six league games so far this season due to frequent postponements.

Recent signings Richard Latimer and Graeme Cole lined up in the Main's colours for the first time.

The Cullercoats starting 11 included five players who had represented the Villagers during the 2005-06 campaign.

Two of them - David Owen and Craig Deighton - were to punish their old club as the Seasiders finally emerged 4-0 victors.

Early on Percy Main were well on top, but were left to rue a series of missed chances.

Some inept defending by the Villagers virtually handed the points to their hosts.

In contrast, the Cullercoats defence, well marshalled by the vastly experienced Alex Burnett, coped well with the aerial threat posed by the lengthy throw-ins of Pierre Coiffait,.

In attack, Paul Towns and Femi Akinbolu troubled the Main's back line throughout.

Both sides endeavoured to seek an early advantage as Akinbolu found Towns, but Rob Rodgerson in the visitors' goal proved his worth by finger tipping the ball behind for a corner.

In response, the Main's Dean Morgan was just off target, while Jason Ritchie's free-kick struck the upright and, from the rebound, Jon McEnaney and Steven Shadforth both somehow failed to find the net.

Minutes later, Ritchie's measured flag kick was met by the well placed McEnaney, who headed just over the crossbar.

After 20 minutes, Cullercoats opened the scoring.

From the right flank, Towns found Akinbolu who laid the ball off superbly for Andrew McColl to fire home from close range.

Parity was almost restored immediately as Cole's goal-bound header from another Ritchie corner was acrobatically saved by home custodian Andrew Wedgewood - and in the ensuing scramble Coiffait fired into the side netting.

But missed chances proved costly and Cullercoats doubled their lead. …

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