12 Mar 2022 in News
Seaham extended their unbeaten run to five consecutive games with a hard-fought victory on the Northumberland coast.
A quick-fire double from Danny Sayer in the first seven minutes ended up being enough for all three points.
A late strike from Jordan Lashley for the hosts only turned out to be a consolation goal.
The first action of the afternoon resulted in the first goal as Mark Robinson’s corner was flicked on by Jordan Patterson and headed in at the back post by Danny Sayer.
Two minutes later Sayer, who caused issues for Ashington all afternoon, was fed through by Louis Anderson and produced a composed finish into the far corner to double Seaham’s lead.
The next chance was once again Red Stars as Robinson whipped in a free kick which was cleared to the edge of the area, but Thomas Bott sliced it just wide.
Just after the half hour mark Ashington found themselves on a rare venture forwards as Luke Salmon made his way to the byline to try and square the ball, only to be prevented by a wonderful tackle by Max Nelson as Adam Johnson waited for a tap-in.
After the break Ashington began on the front foot as Craig Spooner released Dean Briggs who lifted a shot over Andrew Jennison but it just had too much height on it.
The hour mark saw the game intensify, on and off the pitch.
It began with Adam Lennox being sin binned for dissent after being tripped up, and then saw Seaham’s physio receive a ticking off from the referee after a disagreement with home supporters.
Shortly after Mark Collingwood joined Ashington’s manager in the referee’s book for one too many comments.
The hosts were reduced to 10 men with 20 minutes to go as Karl Ross picked up an injury and all three substitutes had been made.
Joe Kerridge stood over a free kick 25 yards from goal with two minutes to go and curled a good delivery in but Adam Lennox couldn't get enough on his header.
Three minutes into six added on saw Ashington score and give themselves a lifeline as Jordan Lashley hit the ball hard and low from the edge of the area and it just crept past Jennison.