BY the time he got back into the dressing rooms, Alex Lovatt’s super strike for Hebburn Reyrolle had reached Marco Van Basten proportions.
The 18-year-old midfielder wasn’t born when the Dutch master hit rocket volley against the USSR in the 1988 Euros – but maybe he should watch it on You Tube.
Lovatt shaped to fire a volley into the Wallington net for their third in a win that lifted them off the foot of the table. Marton Urwin and Johnny Basham had earlier struck for Reyrolle and Aiden McCafferty added a fourth late on.
Dan Thompson netted for the Greens.
Blyth Town’s Danny Beresford also scored a spectacular diving header as they came from behind to beat Stocksfield.
Chris Bell and Josh Miller got the others after Gavin Watt had struck for the Griffins.
Josh Calvert let fly with a thunderbolt as Northbank took a point at Walker Central with a late goal.
John Robson, Carl Begbie and Matty Hayton struck for the hosts, who twice led by two goals, but further goals from Lee McDermott and a strike for sub Ross Irving two minutes from time denied them.
Rutherford’s Kevin Bruynson marked his full debut with a superb hat-trick in a win over Ashington Colliers.
Steven Slaughter hit a late consolation.
Andrew Robertson also staked a claim for the match ball in Whitley Bay A’s victory over Wallsend Town.
Connor Johnson also struck twice for the leaders, with Derek Graham and Paul Thompson notching replies.
Mason Stephenson headed Seaton Delaval ahead in a must-win fixture at Percy Main and Stewart Wright also found the back of the net with his head for the second.
Sub Sam Thompson pulled one back with virtually his first touch, but the Villagers slipped to the bottom.