Redcar Athletic FC
Redcar Athletic FC
Established 1993
Redcar Athletic FC
Boldon CA

Home | 03 February 2018

Match Report

With Boldon CA 1 point above Redcar Athletic but having played 3 games more than them, it was important for the Teessiders to win this match against their promotion rivals not only to leapfrog them, but also to reverse the pressure of the games in hand. But it was Boldon CA who started the game more positively than Redcar Athletic and they forced a corner in the opening minute. Shaun Carroll put in a high inswinging corner from the right into the Redcar Athletic penalty area and Jack Lawton rose highest but under pressure from keeper Jordan Lowrie could only plant his header past the left hand post. On 15 minutes a Redcar Athletic attack broke down and a forward ball picked out an onside Logan Powell in acres of space on the left, who then tried to place a lifted effort into the the far right hand side of the net but keeper Jordan Lowrie stood tall and fully extended his left arm to to palm it round the post for a corner. In the 17th minute Redcar Athletic were awarded a free kick 30 yards out when Jack Simpson was felled by Tom West when about to break clear, which saw the Boldon CA defender fortunate to come away with just being shown a yellow card by the referee. With everone expecting Joe Bennett to clip the ball into the area, he went for goal and his effort forced surprised keeper Alan Greenan to tip the ball over the bar. Joe Bennett curled the corner in from the left but Boldon defender Johnny Gage's attempted clearance header only reached Jack Simpson on the left hand edge of the area, who fed it out to his left for JOE BENNETT to firstly collect then curl the ball back over the heads of everyone in the penalty area and nip into the net just under the angle of the crossbar and right hand post to put Redcar Athletic ahead in the match. The goal gave Redcar Athletic the impetus and they took a grip of the game for the rest of the half. On 35 minutes a good run down the right was made by Joshua Cooper before he found Adam Preston 25 yards out with his pass, who in turn fed it out to his left for SAM WEBSTER, who weaved past 2 Boldon CA defenders inside the penalty area, before planting a low shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net to double Redcar Athletic's lead.

           H-T  Redcar Athletic 2 v 0 Boldon CA

In the 51st minute a dangerous left wing cross by Adam Bell in the Redcar Athletic penalty area was cleared with a spectacular scissors kick by David Abel with 2 Boldon CA strikers coming in ready to pounce behind him. That was as good as it got for Boldon CA as Redcar Athletic controlled the game from then on in and really they should have put the game to bed in the 53rd minute. Joe Bennett's ball through the middle saw the Boldon CA defence stand stock still as they appealed for offside allowing Jack Simpson to through unchallenged and no linesman flag was raised as left back Aaron Williams had played the pacy Redcar Athletic winger on. But Jack Simpson fired his low shot too close to keeper Alan Greenan, who managed to deflect the ball away with his left boot. In the 61st minute Redcar Athletic's Stuart Browne won the ball in a challenge midway on the left touchline and his low cross was collected just outside Boldon CA's penalty area by Bryan Stewart who took a touch to create space for himself to then fire in a rising shot which fizzed just half a foot over the crossbar. With 15 minutes left Joe Bennett went on a run down the right but lost possession of the ball to Boldon CA defender Oliver Bone in the penalty area, but he in turn was then tackled by Jack Simpson, who then squared it across for LANCE SKELTON, who had only come on as a substitute 30 seconds earlier, to firstly control it before firing it low and hard into the net to make it 3-0 with his first touches of the ball. It was very nearly 4-0 on 78 minutes but somehow by hook or by crook Boldon CA managed to keep the ball from crossing the goal line as Jordan Rivis, Lance Skelton and Jack Simpson all had close range shots blocked in a mad scramble under a combination of keeper and defenders.

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Match Stats

Starting Line Up

DF David Abel
DF Joe Bennett
DF Stuart Browne
DF Jordan Kirk
MD Sam Webster (87')
MD Lance Skelton
MD Josh Cooper
MD Jordan Rivis
MD Jack Simpson
ST Adam Preston (61')

Substitutes

DF Luke Woodall (87')
MD Michael Woodhouse (61')
MD Mitchell Morris
ST Dan Drazdauskas