Polton AFC @Acklam

768.Acorn Sports Centre
Polton 1-1 Hylton CW
Wearside League Division 2
Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Polton AFC are the reserve side for Northern League club Billingham Synthonia. They joined the

Wearside League at the start of this season, playing home matches at Ayton Drive in Redcar. In April

the club relocated to Dorman Long Athletic Club in Middlesbrough after their home pitch was

vandalised by locals. After a couple of fixtures they've moved again, recently playing at

Acklam Green Centre, and here at Acorn Sports Centre.

Acorn Sports Centre

Heythrop Drive




37 mile drive door-to-door

Total Non-League grounds visited 476

Current Wearside League grounds visited: All except Windscale.

Polton AFC 1(Graham 54)

Hylton CW 1(Curry 73)

Wearside League Division 2 matchday 13v15

7pm ko

Att .28

Red card: Graham(Polton) 82’(two yellows)

A very competitive match with Hylton CW ending all square, but the hosts could have won it. The

visitors were awarded a penalty in first half stoppage time after a daft push on the striker by the

Polton ‘keeper, who made amends by brilliantly saving the resulting spot kick. 

Lewis Graham fired Polton into the lead, but they were pegged by a sterling overlapping run and

decisive finish by Jack Curry. Polton missed loads of good chances late on and... (as their manager said) are desperate for a good centre-forward.

Blog update (13th June '21)

771.Acklam Green Centre
Polton 4-1 Hetton Juniors
Wearside League Division 2
Saturday 12th June 2021

I headed back down the A19 ten days later, to tick off the other ground which Polton AFC have used in Acklam this season.

The match against Hetton Juniors at Acklam Green Centre was the final fixture in the Wearside League this season. The ground has an enclosed 3G cadged pitch, which is in regular use within the community for six-a-side soccer.

Acklam Green Centre

Stainsby Road



Polton finished off their season securing a fourth place finish, with three goals in the final quarter of the game. They took an early lead when Mat Marshal headed home from a corner, before Steckles-Young latched onto a free kick to equalise with nicely taking volley.

The hosts regained the lead with a skilful run and finish from Keiran Gellatly, then added to their tally when Ben Henderson finishing off a good passing move. A 20 yard effort from Henderson completed the scoring and rounded off a satisfying first season for Polton in the Wearside league.  

Polton AFC 4(Marshal 3 Gellatly 68 Henderson 76,88

Hetton Juniors 1(Steckles-Young 20)

Wearside League matchday 16


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