Jarrow Roofing dramatically defeated neighbours Jarrow FC in their first game of this year’s Tyne & Wear LGV Summer Cup at the Hebburn Sports Ground.
Goals from Anth Myers and substitute David Palmer gave the Roofers the win late on after going a goal down in the first half through Kris Allen’s penalty.
Jarrow took the lead from the spot in the 9th minute after Quinn was taken down by Shaun Newbrook inside the penalty area before Allen stepped up and sent Newbrook the wrong way with the resulting penalty kick. The Roofers will have felt unlucky to have gone down so early on after starting the game on the front foot.
Roofing’s best chance of the first half came as Olly Martin’s corner from the right hand side was met by the head of Dan Kirkup but the ball was cleared off the line by a Jarrow defender. Roofing went close again after some great work from Paul Gardiner ended in his shot being tipped narrowly wide by the Jarrow goalkeeper.
Jarrow very nearly doubled their lead just before half time when Murray was released through on goal after a long ball from the back. The striker had his first effort denied well from close range by Newbrook before seeing his second attempt at goal fired wide.
Roofing made a number of changes in the second half as Brad Varga, Tom Bailey, Daryll Donnelly and new signing Palmer replaced Kirkup, Martin, Ryan Burton and Ethan Wood in the pursuit of an equaliser.
Bailey almost made it 1-1 minutes later after Jarrow failed to clear a Lee Kerr corner. The winger couldn’t keep his shot down, though, as it sailed over the crossbar. Donnelly went close from a corner too but his header at the back post was just wide of finding the net.
Roofing finally grabbed a goal in the 76th minute after some fine work from Chris Winn on the right flank allowed him to supply Myers who took his chance by smashing it into the roof of the net. It was Winn’s work on the right flank again that created the winner. His cross was met by a superb stooping header by Palmer to give Roofing the victory in the dying moments of the game.
The Roofers will now take on Hebburn Reyrolle on Wednesday night in a 6.30pm kick-off, needing only a draw to secure their place in Saturday’s final against either Hebburn Town or Sunderland West End. Admission to the next set of fixtures at the Hebburn Sports Ground on Wednesday will cost £3, while Saturday’s final day will cost £4.
- Dan Robinson
Hebburn Sports & Social Ground