North Sunderland played their first league game of the season against newly promoted Forest Hall and despite dominating the game for long periods, only had the draw to show for their efforts. From the word go, the home side moved the ball impressively, with wing backs Tom Storey and Charlie Elliot linking well down both flanks with forwards Jos Wilson and Rory Davidson. Their territorial and advantage came to nothing however and the visitors took the lead against the run of play when they stole possession and the centre forward finished well to make it 0-1. The pattern of play did not change as North Sunderland swept forward for the equaliser. Their slick approach play was not rewarded as chances were spurned in the last third. . The second half continued in the same vein as the visitor’s goal led a charmed life. Findlay Cross headed narrowly wide from a Tom Storey free-kick, Rory Davidson bundled a chance just wide and both Robbie Swordy and Charlie Elliot had fine long range efforts well saved by the Forest Hall ‘keeper. It looked like it was to be one of those days until Liam Douglas burst into the area and finished well to make it 1-1 with 10 minutes remaining. There was still time for chances to go begging but it ended 1-1. North Sunderland will consider it 2 points lost rather than 1 gained and must look to be more composed and clinical in the final third. There were solid performances throughout the team, in particular man of the match Will Griffiths who impressively controlled central midfield. The match was well refereed again by Mick Hornsby, who allowed play to flow. Team: James Southwood, Tom Storey, James Wright, Sam Hall, Zach Watson, Charlie Elliot, Findlay Cross, Will Griffiths, Liam Douglas, Rory Davidson, Jos Wilson, Jack Heston, Robbie Swordy, Ellis Bell. Next game: home to Corbridge Sun 20 Sep163People reached18EngagementsBoost post