AN uncharacteristic second half collapse saw Wallington slump to a 6-1 home defeat against AFC Killingworth.

But during the first 45 minutes of the Northern Alliance Premier Division clash, the Greens had shown glimpses of the superb form which has taken up to fourth place in the league.

Wallington conceded early in the game against second-placed Killingworth, who scored after just four minutes.

A shot was saved by home keeper Aaron Carr, but the rebound was converted.

The hosts played their way into the game, and Adam Barker saw his shot tipped onto the crossbar, before Kyle Reardon fired narrowly wide.

“We were in the ascendency,” said Reardon. “We had a couple of corners which could have led to goals and we we were causing them problems.”

Wallington equalised five minute before half time from the penalty spot. John Paxton was brought down as he ran into the box, and Reardon confidently found the bottom corner from the resulting spot kick.

Killingworth scored twice early in the second half, and Reardon said it was a costly spell of the game.

He added: “It turned sour after that. We lost a bit of belief and it was just a second half to forget.

“There were so many positives to be taken before that, when we were making life difficult for one of the best teams in the league.

“We have to focus on those and move on to the next game.” Wallington will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to bottom side Whitley Bay A on Saturday.