Delaval get their league campaign running again

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SEATON Delaval returned to league action against Cramlington Town after the shambolic situation of having two games postponed in the past week and took three points to get their league campaign up and running again.

On a tricky pitch, Delaval made a couple of changes from their last outing with Liam Cairns and Jordan Fry starting in place of Wilson and Craig Cook.

In a tepid opening, both sides struggled to get to grips with a bumpy surface and the first bit of quality play came after 20 minutes when a good ball from Steven Grey found Stpehen Howes, who back-heeled it into Anderson’s path and Delaval’s top scorer lifted the ball towards the far post with it dropping just under the bar to give the visitors the lead.

The next chance saw Craig Johnson break into the box and, instead of shooting, he chose to square the ball towards Fenwick who appeared to be bundled over by Hay.

The missed opportunity was compounded a minute later when Robinson gave away a free kick and McRoberts whipped the ball in to the near post where Dan Neary powered a header past Mundy to level the scores.

Just after the half hour mark good play from Fenwick found Johnson in the box and he hit a left-footed effort that took a huge deflection to wrong foot Joyce in the Cramlington goal to make it 2-1.

Delaval came out for the second half in determined mood and on the hour increased their lead.

A long throw-in found Fenwick who saw his shot blocked in a scramble at the near post. The ball fell perfectly for Stephen Howes to prod home.

The honour of scoring the fourth fell to Cook who, on as a substitute, side-footed home.

The three points mean that Delaval are still looking upwards in the league and will be seeking a quickfire double against Cramlington in the reverse fixture at Wheatridge Park on Saturday.

Uunbeaten since November 6, Delaval are in a fine run of form as they look forward to the Kicks Leisure Challenge Cup Final against Blyth Town on Thursday, April 7, at Woodhorn Lane Ashington CFC (7.30pm).

Seaton Delaval Amateurs are looking to strengthen their committee. Anyone interested should contact secretary David McMeekan at drmcmeekan@yahoo.co.uk