Sunderland Foundation of Light Monkwearmouth North completed a second-half comeback to maintain their 100 per cent record in the NFYL Northern Division with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace Foundation North.

Crystal Palace took a 1-0 lead into the break following a strike in the 17th minute.

James Thompson hit back for the hosts on the hour mark, before Nathan Proctor secured all three points from the penalty spot five minutes later.

It was clear from the first whistle that the windy conditions were going to play a big part in the game.

And with Crystal Palace having the wind to their backs, it was them who made the breakthrough when the ball found the Eagles’ striker on the edge of the box who rifled it into the top of the net with 17 minutes on the clock.

The Black Cats struggled to find a response as the visitors pushed for their second, but the South Londoner’s were unable to beat Jack Brown in the Sunderland goal for a second time before the break.

A rejuvenated Sunderland were quick to use the conditions to their advantage in the second-half and had a number of chances just flash wide of goal.

Eventually the hosts found their equaliser when Thompson ran through the Palace defence and slotted it into the bottom corner in with half an hour to play.

Sunderland’s dominance continued and were awarded a penalty when Max Russell was brought down by an Eagle’s defender.

Proctor made no mistake from the penalty spot and fired it past the goalkeeper into the bottom right corner to give the Black Cats the lead.

Sunderland were able to see the game out with the visitors not causing any real threat in the second-half.

Another victory extended Sunderland’s winning run to nine games ahead of their visit to Shrewsbury Town next week.