By Ali Salat
Ryhope CW defeated Dunston UTS away, with three goals scored in the second half shocking the league leaders.
Prior to the game Dunston were twelve points clear at the top of the league only losing two games all season.
Meanwhile, Ryhope had only lost one game in their last seven going into the game.
Dunston UTS took control in the early stages of the game having keeping Ryhope pinned into their own half.
Four minutes in the home team almost grabbed an opener as Lewis King was on hand to head the ball onto the crossbar and the ball was then gathered by goalkeeper Joe Atkinson.
Jack Devlin and James Ellis both had great chances from counter attacks in response to the high pressure from Dunston.
Both teams had chances in the first half however neither side could convert their opportunities into goals, goalkeeper Joe Atkinson was on hand to produce some great saves to keep the game goalless going into the second half.
In the second half the game took a turn, Ryhope applied the pressure and began attacking the Dunston defence.
Dunston goalkeeper Karl Dryden was forced into making some great saves to deny an opener early in the second half.
In the 60th minute the away team’s pressure eventually paid off when Jon Weirs sent a through ball to striker Jack Devlin who slotted the ball past the keeper..
Just 7 minutes later and after Ryhope continued to increase the pressure, Danni Lay was able to get on the end of the corner sending the ball between the players into the goal.
Despite being two down, the home side were continuing to attack but the Ryhope back line remained strong and were able to clear the danger.
In the final minutes of the game, Robbie Bird scored the final goal of the match with an outside of the foot shot after he ran through Dunston’s defence in the 89th minute.
In the end Ryhope CW took a much deserved win against Dunston UTS away.
The win means that Ryhope climb to tenth in the league with five games remaining.