Smiles return to Hebburn Town – and there’s more to come

Channon North
Channon North

Hebburn Town boss Scott Oliver has been delighted to see smiles instead of frowns around the club this week.

The Hornets chief – along with the players, committee men and fans – have suffered this season after a disappointing start to the campaign.

But their excellent midweek 4-0 victory over Crook Town restored a lot of confidence and boosted the atmosphere around the Sports and Social Ground.

Last season’s top scorer, Channon North, showed signs of getting back to his best with a brace, and Oliver insists there’s more to come from his skipper.

Oliver said: “It was great to see some smiling faces on Tuesday night.

“It’s been a tough few weeks.

“We battered Crook and it could have been a lot more than four.

“Channon scored two, but is still not at his best – when he clicks, I expect us to win a lot of games.”

Hebburn host Alnwick Town tomorrow, with Chris Locke returning to the squad after being out since the second game of the season.

Oliver added: “The lads look hungry to put our bad start behind us and we’re unbeaten in four games now.”