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Redcar Athletic vs Bishop Auckland



Redcar Athletic 0-4 Bishop Auckland


Bishops: Andrew May (4’, 70’), Liam Henderson (26’), JJ Bartliff (47’)

Redcar Athletic’s season ended in defeat, as Bishop Auckland honoured the title of champions in a four goal thrashing.

The Two Blues travelled in their hundreds to watch their heroes be bestowed the coveted trophy, a fitting performance too to mark such a historic night.

Rio May set the rout in motion, Liam Henderson and JJ Bartliff on target either side of the half, as the central defender struck again to round out the scoring.

An injury-ravaged end to a rather ambivalent season, Redcar boss Carl Jarrett had barely a fit player to choose from.

At least seven of the managers’ starting eleven were labelled unfit to play, as a trio of young stars enjoyed a senior call up to complete the bench.

Green Lane a sea of two-toned blue, Bishop Auckland took just four minutes to ruin the Steelmen’s hopes of a joyous send off.

JJ Bartliff delivered onto the head of Rio May from a corner, the central defender adept with the thumping finish to match.

The Two Blues peppered Callum Roberts goal with little sign of a reprieve, the shot-stopper called upon to intercept Louis Johnson’s deep cross, as Kevin Burgess retreated to fend Liam Henderson’s effort off the goal line.

A scramble in the area made for the champions’ second, Henderson pulling the ball under his spell at close range, and making no mistake with the volleyed finish.

Curtis Round broke through the middle of two defenders to turn Jack Blackford’s sweeping cross past Ryan Catterick, Redcar’s route back into the game thwarted by the linesman’s raised flag.

Come the restart of play, Louis Johnson and JJ Bartliff combined to truly see the Steelmen buried, the former Guisborough man sweeping home a simple pass with Callum Roberts unsighted.

Dane Burlace picked out Rio May in repeat fashion to see the rout to an end, the central defender unmarked at the near post to guide home number four.

A hat-trick of senior debuts made for a silver-lining on an evening of utter disappointment, Under-23s star David Bradley the first into the fray, Josh Bennison and Charlie Spenceley of the Reserves following suit.

Redcar mustered but one chance to save face as the clock ticked towards the ninety, captain Kevin Burgess turning on a loose ball to see it over the bar, as the referee brought the campaign to a bitter end.

Attendance: 453

Line-Up: Roberts, Mills, Ferguson (Spenceley 71’), Hopson (Bullock 84’), Burgess, Guru, Blackford, Bell, Boyes (Bradley 55’), Round, Watts (Bennison 65’)


25/04/20247:30 pmNorthern Football League - Division 12023/24


BM Bi Fold Stadium, Green Lane, TS10 3RW
Green Lane, Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland, Tees Valley, England, TS10 3RW, United Kingdom
Thursday 25th April, 19:30BM Bi Fold Stadium, Green Lane, TS10 3RW
Redcar Athletic
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Bishop Auckland
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