HEXHAM returned to winning ways with a 3-2 victory at Seaton Burn in Northern Alliance Division One. 

They had the better of the opening exchanges, but fell a goal behind against the run of play after 15 minutes, when a home forward lobbed visiting keeper Nathan Byerley. 

The goal stunned Hexham into action, and after 33 minutes, Peter McRoberts beat the full-back and provided a low cross for Sam Mannion to equalise, with a low shot to the goalkeeper’s left. 

On 42 minutes, Mannion chased down a back pass, The goalkeeper’s attempted clearance struck him and fell into the path of Dylan Mabunu, who provided a neat finish. 

Hexham took a 2-1 lead into the interval, but 12 minutes in to the second half they conceded a penalty, despite protests from the visiting side that defender Tom Hacking had made a superb saving tackle.

But Seaton Burn failed to take advantage, as the spot kick was struck against the crossbar. 

Man of the match Mabunu made it 3-1 to Hexham after chasing a long ball down the right side.

He beat a defender to the ball and raced through to slot the ball beyond the keeper. 

The hosts scored in the final minute, but Hexham held on to win 3-2 and claim all three points. 

Manager Martin Lowes said: "It was a very windy day, so to go there and win was very satisfying.

"We had seven players unavailable due to injury and this was a test of the depth of our squad.

"We lost 1-0 at home to Hebburn Town U23 the previous week, and we didn’t play so well in that game, so it was very pleasing to get back to winning ways."