Roofing continue fine form with commanding win

DELIGHTED ... Richie McLoughlin.
DELIGHTED ... Richie McLoughlin.

Jarrow Roofing continued their fine league form with a commanding 3-0 win over Durham City to move them to joint second in the Ebac Northern League Division 1.

The Roofers turned in an assured display to ease past their fellow high-flyers.

The strike partnership of Malky Morien and Lewis Teasdale continued their devastating form as the front men both grabbed a goal, while Anth Myers struck his first of the season on 87 minutes to secure the points.

The result left the Roofing management delighted, with Richie McLoughlin describing it as a ‘complete team performance.’

“I thought we fully deserved the win, we played very well in all aspects of the pitch and we nullified the threats they carried up-front.”

McLoughlin made two changes to the side that defeated Newton Aycliffe last week, with Jamie Marshall and Peter Leven coming into the squad.

The game started brightly with both sides looking dangerous on the attack, but with clear-cut chances at a premium, it was going to take a moment of magic to open the scoring.

Morien provided that magic to put his side ahead when the striker caught Durham defender Moussa Bakhti in possession 20 yards from goal before cutting into the box from the right and unleashing a curling effort in to the top corner.

It only took seven minutes after the restart for the lead to be doubled as Leven swung in a corner from the left and Teasdale rose highest to guide the ball into the roof of the net.

Ian Chandler’s men cranked up the pressure in the final period as they looked to get back to winning ways following their midweek defeat to Bishop Auckland.

The deadly Callum Patton could not add to his haul of six goals in two games as he found his supply lines cut off thanks to the strong and organised Roofing defence.

As Durham pressed forward in the dying minutes, Roofing caught them on the counter attack and Myers duly secured win.

Teasdale held the ball up 30 yards from goal and slipped the ball through to the towering midfielder, who had bombed forward from his own half.

Myers surged into the box and slotted the ball low past the on-rushing Harkness to secure their fourth win on the bounce.

Roofing now have 43 points, with only goal difference separating them from Marske United and North Shields.