Despite dominating the first half, Billingham failed to inflict Hebburn’s first away defeat as Chris Jewels snatched an equaliser for the visitors. Leaving the Billingham crowd disappointed

Billingham started the brighter of the two, David Abel’s headed over from the games first corner, while Daniel Johnson made himself a nuisance forcing Regan into some early saves. The first goal of the game came on 18 minutes when Chay Liddle’s flick found Andy Jennings who chipped it over the on rushing Regan. Daniel Johnson twice came close to doubling the lead later in the half, first firing wide after a poor Hebburn clearance, then shooting wide following a goalmouth scramble. A half very chances for visitors saw Paul Gardiners slice wide of the left post the best they could conjure up. There was one final scare for Hebburn just before halftime, the woodwork denying Steve Huggins’ sweetly struck freekick.

Synners 1-0 Hebburn

Hebburn came out into the second half all guns blazing, as they rained balls into the Billingham box. However for much of the time, Abel and Robinson were in control. Hebburn’s assistant manager, Dean Nicholson became increasingly frustrated with his sides lack of finishing. But Synners resistance broke on 66 minutes when Chris Jewels reacted first to Griffiths parry for 1-1. The rest of the game was a stalemate, substitute Nathan Jameson tried to test the Hebburn goal first blasting over from range, then sending a freekick just over. Hebburn pressed for a winner in the dying stages but could only manage a shot across the face from winger, James Luccock.

FT Synners 1-1 Hebburn
Jennings 18′. Jewels 66′