Mariners find cure for travel sick­ness

Sunday Sun - - Football -

SOUTH Shields put their re­cent away day woes be­hind them with a nar­row win at Whitby Town.

Craig Bax­ter was the Mariners’ hero as his late goal gave them all three points at the Turn­bull Ground.

It was the hosts that started the game on top with Lewis Maloney, Dale Hop­son and Ju­nior Mon­dal all go­ing close in the open­ing 10 min­utes of the game.

The Mariners slowly found their feet and Jon Shaw headed nar­rowly wide of the far-post on the quar­ter-hour mark.

But that was as good as it got in the way of chances in a low-key first-half.

Only the width of the cross­bar pre­vented South Shields from tak­ing the lead seven min­utes into the sec­ond­half.

David Fo­ley was found by Josh Gil­lies and the for­mer Spen­ny­moor Town for­ward curled a sub­lime ef­fort be­yond Whitby keeper McHugh, only to see the ball can­non off the cross­bar.

The Mariners took heart from that chance and cre­ated three chances in as many min­utes with sub­sti­tute Ben Harmi­son, Lee Ma­son and Shaw all go­ing close.

The chances con­tin­ued to ar­rive but it wasn’t un­til nine min­utes from time that one was taken.

A neat move al­lowed right-back Craig Bax­ter to break into the Whitby area and he made no mis­take with a low drive past McHugh.

There was a late chance for Whitby to sneak a point as Hop­son tried his luck from dis­tance but it went wide of Liam Con­nell’s goal.

The three points sees the Mariners in sixth whilst Whitby re­main in ninth place in the ta­ble.

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