Elliot Embleton scored the first senior goal of his career yesterday, but it was not enough for Grimsby Town as they suffered a 2-1 home defeat by Morecambe.
Sunderland academy product Jordan Cook picked out Embleton just outside the centre circle in the opposition half and the Sunderland loanee ran to the edge of the box, worked himself some space and curled a delightful effort into the bottom left-hand corner of the visitor’s net. You can watch that goal HERE.
Grimsby remain second from bottom in League Two though, as two quickfire goals just after the hour mark saw Morecambe come away with all three points.
Two Sunderland youngsters faced off in the National League yesterday, as Luke Molyneux’s Gateshead came up against Max Stryjek’s Eastleigh.
As he did in his previous two games for Stewart Donald’s former club, Stryjek kept a clean sheet and went home celebrating a 1-0 victory.
Gateshead hit the frame of Stryjek’s goal twice through Robbie Tinkler, and Luke Molyneux tested his Sunderland teammate from distance, but the visitors won thanks to a Josh Hare goal in the 76th minute.
Connor Shields was a second half substitute as Alloa Athletic lost to a Falkirk side who picked up their first three points of the season.
Zak Rudden had given the visitors a 2-0 lead by the time the Sunderland youngster came on but the striker couldn’t make much of an impact in his 18 minutes on the pitch.
Lamine Kone has not featured for Strasbourg recently after the central defender picked up a groin injury but, speaking to sportmania.ci, a source close to the player says he returned to full training this week and will be fully fit for the Ivory Coast’s game against the Central African Republic on October 12:
He’s been training normally for two days. And will return to its best level before the game against the Central African Republic.
Youngster signs for non-league side
Josh Hesson, who had a spell with Sunderland last season, has signed for Midland Football League Premier Division outfit Worcester City.
The right back came through the ranks at Wolverhampton Wanderers but turned out for Sunderland under-18s in the second half of last season. After finding himself out of contract in the summer, the 19-year-old has signed for John Snape’s side and appeared on the bench for his new team as they won 2-0 against Walsall Wood.