University of Sunderland second team grabbed their first win of the season with a comeback over University of Hull team.

It was a windy day and a fine afternoon in Silksworth Sports Complex when University of Sunderland second team hosted University of Hull team.

Playing a 4-5-1 formation, Sunderland were under the pressure to end this season’s bad run.

It turned bitter for the home team as Hull managed to snatch the opening goal after their striker outmuscled Sunderland defensive line.

The long-awaited equaliser finally came for Team Sunderland as Hull had to pay for their incapability to clear the ball out of the penalty area and Sunderland left-back headed the ball over the goal line to make the game even.

Another Sunderland defender, Bradley Foster, put the home team ahead for the first time with another header. His bulky posture proved to be his main weapon as he was clearly aerially superior in that corner-kick situation.

Sunderland were more than happy to keep the score as it was and they defended the lead until the final whistle.

Sunderland coach Matthew Lyons, however, wasn’t satisfied with the offensive side of his team.

He said: “We made it a lot harder for ourselves than what we needed to. I knew we were going to win this game.

“There are some players who are not quite up to it yet.

“The whole back four, especially the two centre-backs, had a solid game.

“Our weaknesses were up front, the flanks and midfield because it always seemed they had one touch too many, or it wasn’t the right pass, they weren’t holding the ball up and the substitutions I put on weren’t great replacements but they did a job.

“What this team need is a leader in each department and we don’t have that.”

The team skipper explained what changed in the second half: “The wind affected the game, definitely in the first half. We played quite a lot of long balls.

“In the second half, we weren’t panic on the ball.“