Caretaker boss Dave “Dabba” Hewson has praised young Penrith AFC striker Max Brown after he netted his 10th goal of the season.

Ex-Carlisle United frontman Brown, 20, reached the landmark with his late leveller on Saturday as the Bonny Blues came from behind to earn a point from their Northern League, Division One match with Seaham Red Star.

Brown smartly dinked away keeper Chris Bannon 10 minutes from time, cancelling out Daniel Wilson’s 49th-minute strike.

Speaking about Brown’s quality in front of goal, Hewson said: “It’s something I’ve always been told [about Brown]. Darren Edmondson used to speak very highly of him, and he said he is one of the most natural goal-scorers he’s seen.

“Whenever he gets an opportunity and a sniff, he tends to put it away. It’s just a case of putting him into those areas and creating those chances for him.

“He had to be patient on Saturday because he didn’t get a lot of the ball, or get the outcomes that he wanted when he had the ball, but he has that quality.

“So, when the chance came along, he took it and credit to him.”

“We are a little bit disappointed to not snatch all three points at the end. But I think, on reflection, we have to be happy with a point,” said Hewson as he reflected on the match as a whole.

“We were disciplined and organised in the first half, which is pleasing. We knew that we would finish the game strongly, which we did.

“They got the goal and possibly, in previous games earlier on in the season, that might have been the end of the game, and they might have got more goals.

“But we stuck at it.”

Manager interviews are understood to be scheduled for this evening as Penrith search for Andy Coyles’ successor.