Redcar Athletic FC
Redcar Athletic FC
Established 1993

Redcar Athletic FC 0 - 1 Brandon Utd

Away | 06 October 2018 | Attendance: 32
Redcar Athletic's first chance of the game came from a 25 yard free kick in the 7th minute by Adam Preston, which flew a foot wide from the top of the right hand post.  In the 17th minute Sam Webster weaved past 2 Brandon defenders on the right before firing in a shot from 20 yards out which keeper Carl Robinson could only parry and was then lucky that Sam Calvert could only head the follow up to the loose ball tamely back direct to him. Although Redcar Athletic were virtually camped in the Brandon half, their final ball into the penalty area was nothing short of abysmal. In the 33rd minute Jordan Rivis won the ball just inside the Brandon half then played it on to Adam Preston, who fired in a powerful 25 yard shot which stung keeper Carl Robinson's fingers before he then leapt on it to gather it safely into his body. On 38 minutes David Abel's ball forward was collected by Gary Redman on the run down the right wing who then cut inside to unleash a stinging 20 yard shot which keeper Carl Robinson could only parry straight to the incoming Adam Preston, who sent a tame shot right back to the keeper to let a gift of a chance go begging. Within 30 seconds of that golden opportunity for Redcar Athletic to ahead they found themselves behind in the game. With Redcar Athletic  players appealing for offside the linesman kept his flag down as Sam Joyce raced down the left, before playing it to his right to JACK CARR who fired under keeper Will Lawrence to put the home side ahead with their first shot of the game. Redcar Athletic seemed to be in a state of shock as they play went to pieces in the remaining 6 minutes of the half.
                   H-T Brandon United 1 v 0 Redcar Athletic

The first 25 minutes of the 2nd half was shockingly poor. All I can say is Brandon United who had their lead, decided to defend it with 10 men behind the ball and Redcar Athletic were so poor they were in incapable of getting in behind them or putting any decent balls into their penalty area. It was quite simply some of the worse football that I've seen Redcar Athletic play. Finally in the 72nd minute Redcar Athletic looked set to level the scoreline when Adam Preston chipped the ball over centre half Ben Joyeux to the totally unmarked Samuel Calvert, but although looped his free header over keeper Carl Robinson, he also cleared the bar with it  and as it rolled down the outside of the netting it gave out  the illusion it had gone in from those watching from the stand. In the 76th minute Lee Farrington finally managed to get Redcar Athletic's first accurate cross into the box and it gave a free header to David Abel, but he planted it wide of the left hand post. The final chance for Redcar Athletic to get something out of the game came 2 minutes into injury time when Brandon couldn't clear a corner kick into their area and although substitute Joel Callender clipped the ball over keeper Carl Robinson, centre half  Ben Joyeux had wisely remained on the behind his keeper, which gave him the opportunity to boot it clear to prevent a dramatic equaliser.

Starting Line Up

GK
Will Lawrence
DF
David Abel
DF
Stuart Browne
(88')
DF
Lee Farrington
MD
Josh Cooper
MD
Jordan Rivis
(88')
MD
Sam Webster
(79')
MD
Michael Woodhouse
ST
Sam Calvert
ST
Adam Preston

Substitutes

DF
Joe Bennett
(88')
MD
Lance Skelton
(79')
ST
Joel Callender
(88')