Hart-ache for side, but now proud boss wants more

Harton and Westoe FC manager Simon Johnson
Harton and Westoe FC manager Simon Johnson

Harton and Westoe boss Simon Johnson hopes his side can put ther midweek heartache behind them when they make the trip to Wolviston tomorrow.

Harton led Wearside League champions Stockton 3-2 going into the last few minutes on Wednesday night, but ended up losing 4-3.

Johnson said: “I was gutted to lose at the death but I was proud of my lads. They showed great work-rate, passion and commitment, and ran themselves into the ground.

“After the game you could see how much that meant to them to lose – it shows they care about the club, and that’s what I want.

“We’ve got to take the positives and move forward. If we play like we did, we will win more than we lose.”

Johnson welcomes back Andy Hall, Andy Hill and Adam Smith to his squad.

Boldon CA, meanwhile, go into tomorrow’s game at Sunderland West End on the back of a 3-1 win over Whiteheaven, and have now lost just once in their last nine games.

Manager Paul Mossa said: “Again, we made a good team look ordinary and I’m convinced there’s more to come.”

Jarrow host Whitehaven at Perth Green.