Hebburn rue day of missed opportunities

Hebburn were narrowly edged out at home against Heaton Stannington, losing 1-0.

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The game went ahead on a heavy pitch which had took a battering during Wednesday’s win over Ryton.

Chris Feasey forced Heaton’s keeper into action in the fifth minute with a superb drive from outside the area.

Minutes later, a Feasey shot from the edge of the box was deflected away from the keeper’s reach, but the ball struck the post and ran across the goal line to safety.

Hebburn piled forward during the first half with numerous corners, but they could not break the deadlock with their opponents standing firm.

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Heaton’s only chance led to a fine save from Hubery.

The second half started with the same pattern as the first with Callum Smith and Costello firing wide from good positions.

Ross Toward let fly with a strike from 20 yards which was tipped over the bar.

Glen Hargrave forced another great save from the Heaton keeper minutes later.

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With 10 minutes left, Feasey struck the bar and it was looking like it wouldn’t be Hebburn’s day.

That proved the case when with the game into its final moments, Hebburn were punished by a sucker punch.

A long ball forward into the danger area was headed on into the path of a Heaton forward, who outpaced Summers to lob Hubery to score the winning goal of the game.

However, Hebburn went on the offensive and forced two corners deep into injury time, but ended up losing a game, that they should have really won.