Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Evo-Stik First Division North

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Evo-Stik First Division North

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Byline: STEVE BROWN

Durham City................................... 1 Prescot Cables ............................... 1 LEE COLLINGS almost lost his voice berating his Durham City players after a controversial 92nd-minute goal saw Prescot Cables claim a late, late point on Saturday.

But the City joint-manager concedes such a young side will falter from time to time, and retains the utmost faith in them.

The Esh Group Stadium outfit led through Steven Thompson's penalty when a visiting player left, then returned to the field to join an attack which ended with Billy Flynn's equaliser. Collings was enraged, but more so with his team.

"It was a kick in the teeth to concede so late in the game but we hadn't really played well," Collings said.

"We were really poor on the day, and lucky if three of the starting XI put in a performance. When eight of the XI aren't performing it's always going to be hard, and you're asking for trouble.

"We couldn't get our passing going and not enough of them wanted it enough. …

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