Durham city 2 Sunderland 3
By Simon Campbell
Late winner takes the points
DCHC 4s felt hard done by after conceding late on in a hard fought match.
The first half saw Durham dominate possession and territory but without troubling the scorers. A sequence of 5 penalty corners produced no end result and the Sunderland keeper made several saves including one with his head to keep out our attacks. Meanwhile Sunderland scored twice from corners on their rarer forages up the pitch.
Good interplay between midfield and attack comtinued in the second half with James and Tim creating space for the forwards. Time split the defence with a well-weighted pass to meet Anthony's run only for the shot to go narrowly wide. However Durham kept going and two good moves brought goals for Time and Anthony to level the scores with 10 mins left. Durham had a couple of chances to snatch the vcitory but then dwelt on the ball in defence enabling Sunderland to snatch the points with a firm strike from the edge of the circle which gave Johnny no chance.
Lots of good performances and thanks to Scotty, Anthony and Tim for helping out against a strong Sunderland line-up.