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Crook Town vs Redcar Athletic



Crook Town 1-4 Redcar Athletic

Crook: Daryll Hall OG (14’)

Steelmen: Isaac Walker (33’, 45+3’), Danny Boyle (60’), Liam Jarvie (90+4’)

An Isaac Walker brace engineered a second successive league win, as Redcar Athletic fought from behind to sink Crook Town.

The forward notched his second double in as many games to steady the ship following a rocky start, cancelling out Daryll Hall’s early own goal.

Danny Boyle applied the finish to a fantastic footballing move to put daylight between the sides, before an inevitable Liam Jarvie strike in stoppage time wrapped up a thrilling night in Durham.

Forster was forced to rethink his squad for the trip to Millfield, as exhaustion, illness and threat of suspension left some key players on the sidelines, with Daryll Hall, Reece Kenney and Liam O’Sullivan restored to the side.

The Black and Ambers made the more composed start in the bitter cold, with Reece Havelock-Brown and Craig Moody both catching an early sight of goal.

Only a timely block from Shaun Ryder prevented Matty Tymon from nodding the Steelmen in front, as the forward rose the highest to meet Joe Thompson’s pinpoint long throw.

The imperious fullback would cause Crook no more trouble, as an awkward fall when tracking back left him in some distress, and Layton Watts was forced to replace him in a makeshift backline.

Redcar’s misfortunes kept on growing, as seconds after Thompson limped off the field, Jack Norton’s attempt to clear a low cross deflected into the back of the net off an unsuspecting Daryll Hall.

A goal in arrears, Athletic worked to eke out a foothold in the contest, as Matty Tymon and Daryll Hall both headed wide, whilst Liam Jarvie failed to apply the finish to Isaac Walker’s pullback cross.

The frontman’s work-rate eventually gifted the Steelmen a route back into the game, taken to ground in the area at the expense of a penalty, which Isaac Walker stepped up to slam home without hesitation.

Having missed a golden opportunity to complete the turnaround, Walker sealed his brace on the stroke of half-time, providing a low, clinical finish across goal to Matty Tymon’s incisive through ball.

A blistering counter moments into the restart gave Redcar hope of a third, as Isaac led the charge with Jarvie in support, but the winger’s unselfish ball fell just out of reach of his strike partner.

Danny Boyle was the first to test Curran after the break, finding space in a dangerous area after defensive ineptitude from the hosts, before drilling his effort down the throat of the shot-stopper.

The midfielder would not be denied twice, and after Walker and Kenney combined to work the ball out of a tight space, Boyle swept home from Fletcher’s tidy lay off to earn Athletic their deserved cushion.

An absolute engine in the midfield, Oscar Fletcher took the plaudits for his standout performance in the cold, falling just short of his first goal for the club, as his drive from deep stung Curran’s fingertips.

Matty Tymon was another who sought his place on the scoresheet, rising to meet the long throw of his old Marske accomplice, Liam O’Sullivan, but his effort proved too high to trouble Alex Curran.

As the clock ticked over into stoppage time, Liam Jarvie had one final swing of the sword, stroking home Anthony Bell’s delicate pass to put the final nail in the coffin of a disheartened Crook Town.

Attendance: 394

Line-Up: Norton, O’Sullivan, Thompson (Watts 12’), Kenney (Bell 68’), Guru, Hall, Fletcher, Boyle (Harrison 90+1’), Jarvie, Tymon, Walker (Conway 75’)

Next Match: Sunderland RCA (h) | Saturday 16th September 2023


13/09/20237:30 pmNorthern Football League - Division 12023/24


The Sir Tom Cowie Millfield, West Road, DL15 9PW
The Sir Tom Cowie Millfield, West Road, Crook, County Durham, DL15 9PW, UK
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