Sunderland West End took their unbeaten streak to six games after they won 2-0 away against Darlington Reserves on Saturday afternoon.

Even though the visitors took the initiative from the beginning of the match, they managed to snatch all three points in the latter stage of the game.

First, it was the substitute David Keithley who gave West End the lead in the 81st minute, and then two minutes later Mark Robinson made sure that his team comes back to Sunderland in the victorious mood.

However, it wasn’t that simple for Anthony Nelson’s team who were irritated by the Darlington goalkeeper, who made a series of impressive saves.

He was first called into the action in the 22nd minute after a great effort from Bryan Norton. In the 31st minute, he denied the visitors one more time. This time it was Kev Gordon whose shot he tipped away.

Thanks to some great goalkeeping it was goalless at the break, but soon after the game continued, Nath Burrell provoked another acrobatic save from the Darlington’s goalkeeper. It seemed like it was only a matter of time before West End broke the deadlock.

The visitors were again knocking on the door in the 78th minute when Robinson’s effort was saved, but three minutes later, the ball was finally in the back of the Darlington’s net after Keithley volleyed a screamer past the powerless goalkeeper.

Two minutes later Robinson ensured that his team wins the third game in a row as he scored instinctively from inside the box.

The late win took West End up to 5th in the Wearside Football League meanwhile, their opposition moved down to ninth.

Sunderland’s next game is against South Shields reserves at Harton & Westoe Miners Welfare on Wednesday, November 1, 19:30 kick-off.