South Shields Reserves 0-3 Sunderland West End

Sunderland West End continued their superb away record this season they defeated South Shields Reserves who finished the game with nine men.

Anthony Nelson’s team took the lead in the 22nd minute thanks to an instinctive strike from the midfielder Lee Smith and Anthony Ross doubled the visitor’s advantage in the 64th minute.

Reece Thompson then finished the game off with a fierce effort in-between two red cards for the home side.

The game started at a relatively slow pace but began to pick up after Smith picked up the ball outside the box and struck home, leaving the Shields Stopper little chance of making the save.

West End had chances either side of the break with Kev Gordon’s ambitious effort flashing wide of the post and Ross forcing the goalkeeper into a good save.

It was Ross who then doubled West End’s lead as he slotted home after Brad Wilson picked him out inside the box.

Then in the last ten minutes, things kicked off in an interesting fashion. The red card was awarded to the South Shields Reserves’ player in the 80th minute.

West End took advantage of their man advantage nine minutes later as they have scored their third goal of the evening. This time it was Reece Thompson who put the ball into the back of the net.

Before the final whistle, another South Shields Reserves’ player has been sent off and Shields were condemned to their sixth successive defeat.

On the other end, it was the fourth win in a row for West End in all competitions and they will look to continue with good games on Saturday at 1:30 pm when they take on Harton and Westoe CW in Durham Trophy.