WALLINGTON took a point from second-placed Blyth Town in Northern Alliance Premier Division.

The clash was severely affected by strong winds, which resulted in an entertaining 3-3 draw.

The Greens became only the third team to avoid defeat against Blyth in the league this season, but they had to work extra hard for their point after a disappointing start.

Wallington conceded after just 10 minutes after poor defending from a corner led to a straightforward tap-in.

But the Scots Gap-based side worked their way back into the game, and enjoyed a sustained spell of pressure in the Blyth half.

They were rewarded when a Ben Turnbull delivery was palmed into the net by the Town keeper for an unfortunate own goal.

Wallington then took a 2-1 lead. After taking an inswinging corner from the left, Brad Richardson found the ball back at his feet. He made space before firing the ball home low inside the near post.

On the stroke of half time, Andy Bell pressed the home defenders into gifting him a glorious opportunity, but the striker fired over the bar.

Within 10 minutes of the restart, Wallington found themselves 3-2 down, after conceding twice from headers.

However, the Greens’ best spell of the game was yet to come. Bell received the ball from a left wing throw, before linking up with Simon Farrier. The latter supplied Kyle Reardon, who raced into the box from the right side, before finishing low into the far corner from an acute angle, making it 3-3 with 65 minutes played.