Seaham fell to a narrow defeat on Tuesday night.

Seaham Red Star lost 1-0 against Penrith at home on Tuesday night.

Penrith substitute Jon Murray scored the only goal of the game in the 78th minute.

Seaham started the game dominantly having several chances in the opening quarter of the game. The most notable chance fell to David Palmer 12 minutes in forcing a save out of Penrith keeper Joshua Richardson at his near post.

Bryan Gilfillan, the Penrith forward, nearly broke the deadlock halfway through the first half, shielding the ball in the box and turning towards goal. His effort was kept out by Shaun Newbrook who parried the ball away from danger.

Red Star had more chances in the first half and ended the half positively. Luke Proctor peeled of his man whilst Hetherington whipped in a corner towards him, Proctor lofted the ball just over the crossbar. A great chance with half time being moments away.

The away side started the second half promisingly and nearly scored through Andrew Murray-Jones. With both sides getting desperate to find the opener play started to become scrappy.

Penrith were the side that took the lead through impact substitute Murray. The visitors passed the ball round excellently until the killer ball was played through to Murray who smashed the ball past Newbrook into the top right corner. 12 minutes remained for Seaham to find an equaliser.

Without striker Craig Lynch the Star lacked the killer edge going forward and they were unable to equalise before the final whistle.

Seaham’s next game is away to Bishop Aukland in a league game this Saturday with the usual kick off time of 3pm.

Seaham Red Star XI: Newbrook, Walker, Staunch, Goodman, Price, Kane, Proctor, Burton, Bird, Hetherington and Palmer.

Subs Used: Galbraith and Murphy.

Subs Not Used: Johnston

Penrith XI: Richardson, Hepson, Faustino, Davidson, Groves, Street, Jackson, Main, Connelly, Murray-Jones and Gilfillan.

Subs Used: Newton and Murray.

Subs Not Used: Lawson, Gardner and Atkinson.