Heaton Stannington vs Guisborough Town



Date Time Competition Season Attendance
Wed 20 March 2024 7:30 pm Northern League Division One 2023-24 335


Grounsell Park
Newcastle upon Tyne, North of Tyne, England, NE7 7HP, United Kingdom


Heaton Stannington3
Guisborough Town1


The Stan were back to winning ways, at the 4th attempt, when they beat promotion rivals Guisborough. The match was action packed & competitive although the performance given by all the Stan player deserved the win. There were 5 changes from Saturday’s defeat at Shildon with Brass, Hornsby, Scott, Doyle & Reid replacing Corkhill, Shepherd, Marriott, Palmer & Stephenson. There were home debuts from the bench for Lennox & Palmer.

The Stan started on the attack & their 2nd one saw them win a free kick, taken by Doyle in the 2nd minute, which saw Lashley confidently get up to head the ball into the back of the net for 1-0 Most of the play was from the Stan who started very positively. Unfortunately, in the 12th minute, Guisborough scored from their 1st attack. They won a corner from which Reid cleared with the rebound shot being blocked by Brass but the 2nd rebound shot was put in the net for 1-1. There was another attack by the visitors in 15 minutes, but it was still mainly the Stan. A minute later & Reid broke through on goal & was pushed just outside the box but surprisingly nothing was given. An advancing Guisborough forward then had a great opportunity to score when he turned & shot but Brass made a great save. After 22 minutes, there was some sustained pressure from the Stan with shots by Hopper & Lashley being blocked. Both teams were trying to attack & it was the Stan who scored in 28 minutes when a great move then shot by Lashley saw the ball go into the net off the post. In 30 minutes, a Guisborough free kick into the Stan box was headed out for a corner. 2 minutes later & the Stan were 3-1 up when, after 2 blocked attempts in a crowded Guisborough box, Scott sent the ball into the net. Both teams were trying to attack but the Stan defence in particular were working well & as a result Brass was rarely threatened. He did though have to get down to save from a free kick in 38 minutes. In 40 minutes, Lashley passed to the advancing Hopper whose shot was blocked for a corner. The Stan kept the pressure on the Guisborough defence but there were no more goals & the half ended 3-1 to the Stan.

Although the 2nd half was goalless, it was not a dull affair & both teams, but especially the Stan, tried to add to the goal tally. In 48 minutes, a Stan corner saw the ball being punched clear before the visiting keeper had to make a save. From the resulting corner the keeper punched the ball clear & from the 2nd corner Doyle sent the ball into the side netting. Guisborough then blocked the ball from a 3rd corner. In 57 minutes, a Guisborough player broke through & sent the ball diagonally to Brass’s right but it hit the left post before going across the goal & out when it looked like it was going into the net. This was followed at the other end by a Doyle free kick being punched clear then Hopper forced a corner. The resulting Doyle corner was cleared before the ball came back to him & he shot well over. In 62 minutes, Doyle supplied Evans who crossed to Reid in the box & his header went just wide. The action was end to end as both teams continued to attack when they could. In 67 minutes, there was a great run by Burn although he eventually shot over. 3 minutes later & Hopper won the ball but was blocked in the Guisborough box. In 76 minutes, Hopper made a great turn & passed to Doyle who crossed into the box towards sub Lennox but the ball was headed out for a corner. From it, the keeper punched the ball clear. The Stan kept pressing & the traffic was now mainly one way. In 82 minutes, a long ball to Lennox saw the Guisborough keeper make a good save from his great shot. Guisborough had a couple of attacks cleared before it was back to the Stan & the match ended 3-1 to the Stan.

The Stan Army were delighted after witnessing an important win over good opposition which saw the Stan go back up to 6th place & level on points with Guisborough in 5th. The hard-working Stan now only have a 2 day break before they host Sunderland RCA on Friday night.

Kevin Mochrie

Photo Gallery

Heaton Stannington

1Lewis Brass Goalkeeper
2Kane Evans Defender
3Jay Hornsby Defender
4Andrew Burn 17 Midfielder
5Craig Scott Defender
6Mark Turnbull Defender
7Liam Doyle 12 Defender
8Richard Slaughter Midfielder
9Jordan Lashley 14 Midfielder
10Sean Reid 16 Midfielder
11Leighton Hopper 15 Forward
12Daniel Sayer 7 Midfielder
14Adam Lennox 9 Forward
15Louis Anderson 11 Forward
16David Palmer 10 Midfielder
17Joe Shepherd 4 Defender


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