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North Shields vs Redcar Athletic



North Shields 2-2 Redcar Athletic

Shields: Tom McIntyre (28’), Dan Turner (39’)

Steelmen: Matty Tymon (36’, 73’)

James Sayer starred between the sticks, as the nine-men of Redcar Athletic held North Shields for a richly-deserved point.

In control from minute one-through-ninety, the Robins took the lead against the run of play, as Tom McIntyre tucked away from range.

Jack Norton saw red once again in the aftermath, forcing James Sayer to don the gloves, whilst Matty Tymon’s brace at the other end snatched a hard-fought point for the travelling Teessiders.

With a full cohort on the field, Redcar could have swept Shields aside decisively, looking the brighter of the two sides on a tough, heavy surface.

Danny Boyle got the gears turning as early as the second minute, prompting a sprawling stop from the Robins’ standout man – shot-stopper, Finlay Hodgson – with a low drive.

The Shields number one continued to frustrate Athletic as their dominance persisted, denying a sharp effort from Matty Tymon, and claiming the headed efforts of Daryll Hall and James Sayer.

A vicious volleyed attempt from Oscar Fletcher proved the closest the Steelmen came, as a wild deflection fell kindly for Hall, who found a sea of red shirts on his path to goal.

On the back of a lone effort from Brad Hind, which caused Jack Norton no trouble, Tom McIntyre stroked the home side in front, taking aim from range and finding the far corner.

Redcar’s furore was exasperated by the number one, whose unsavoury words were met with an instant dismissal, forcing young James Sayer to relinquish his forward role in favour of the gloves.

The Robins’ man-advantage had no bearing on a tenacious Athletic, as Matty Tymon nodded home from Oscar Fletcher’s near post delivery to level the affair in no time.

Rather unfortunately, parity didn’t last, as Dan Turner lashed a long-range effort in off the crossbar to restore Shields’ lead heading into the break.

A man to the good, home advantage, and facing a midfielder in goal, the Robins were outright favourites come the restart, but created very little to threaten Redcar’s steadfast backline.

20 minutes had passed before Sayer faced any danger, as Brad Chisholm’s drilled effort from distance merited a spectacular diving stop.

The young midfielder’s counterpart, Finlay Hodgson, proved equally impenetrable, stooping to claim the headed effort of Matty Tymon, before watching Boyle’s hooked effort soar over his crossbar.

Redcar’s one moment of magic materialised from Daryll Hall’s seeking long ball, as Isaac Walker’s quick footwork floored Luke Salmon, and Matty Tymon was in the right place to provide the finish.

The Robins weren’t yet to be ruled out, as Brad Chisholm’s driven snap-shot forced another spectacular, sprawling stop from Sayer, before Nathan Guru lunged in to deny Antonio Agostinho in a tight space.

The Shields forward found himself with one last chance to snatch all three points, breaking through on James Sayer’s goal, only to be pulled down by Danny Boyle at the expense of a second yellow card.

With nine men on the field, the Steelmen marshalled stoppage time to perfection, as the Robins frustrations boiled over, and Luke Salmon saw the games third red card for a shove on Matty Tymon in the dugout.

Attendance: 185

Line-Up: Norton, Guru, O’Sullivan, Fletcher (Kenney 70’), Hall (Thompson 75’), Wheatley, Walker, Boyle, Tymon (Holdsworth 86’), Bell (Ferguson 57’)

Next Match: Penrith (h) | Saturday 7th October 2023


30/09/20233:00 pmNorthern Football League - Division 12023/24


Daren Persson Stadium, West Percy Street, North Shields, NE29 6UA
Chirton, North Shields, North Tyneside, North of Tyne, England, NE29 7QU, United Kingdom
Thursday 25th April, 19:30BM Bi Fold Stadium, Green Lane, TS10 3RW
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