Sunderland Albion 4-4 Hylton Colliery Welfare (6-5 on penalties)
Sunderland Albion progressed through to the next round of the Durham County FA Minor Cup with a penalty shootout victory over Hylton.
Hylton took an early lead but Albion flipped the game on its head after just 22 minutes to lead the game 2-1 before adding a third minutes laters through Connor Crawford.
After the break, Frank increased Albion’s lead to 4-1 just two minutes into the half.
Hylton kept fighting and pulled two back in the space of five minutes before drawing the game level 15 minutes from full time.
The score was level after 90 minutes and Albion were victorious in the penalty shootout with Paul Storey scoring the winning penalty.
Both sides started the game well but it was Hylton that took the early lead, reacting to a short back pass before finishing into an empty net with the rebound.
Albion levelled almost immediately with Andrew Dunwoodie directing a bullet header into the net from a corner.
22 minutes in, Ryan Hawyes gave Albion the lead capitalising on a poor back pass before finishing well past the keeper.
Just two minutes later, Albion doubled their lead with Connor Crawford dispatching a half volley into the bottom corner after a headed knock on by Frank.
Albion were 3-1 up at the break.
Frank scored Albion’s fourth of the game with a tidy finish into the far bottom corner just two minute into the second period.
Despite looking in control of the game, Albion conceded two in the space of just four minutes with two tidy finishes from Hylton.
15 minutes from full time, Hylton equalised. A free kick was sent into the box and the faintest of touches sent the ball over Docherty and into the back of the net which meant penalties would follow.
Albion- S / S / S / S / S / S – WIN
Hylton- S / S / S / S / S / X
Albion’s next fixture is a league game against Billingham Town Reserves on the 20th November