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Redcar Athletic vs Boro Rangers



Redcar Athletic 0-5 Boro Rangers


Rangers: Stuart Rose (45’, 61’, 66’), Callum Hickman (47’), Harry Thompson (52’)

A patchwork Redcar Athletic bowed out of the WOODSmith Construction Senior Cup at the penultimate hurdle.

Boro Rangers proved ruthless in pursuit of their own dose of history, a spot booked in their first competition final with a dominant five goal display.

Stuart Rose opened the floodgates to silence Redcar’s plucky start, a further double from the forward, and goals from Callum Hickman and Harry Thompson, settling the damning defeat.

Ravaged by injury, and with six key players cup-tied, Carl Jarrett named an oddly assorted eleven of young talent and experienced utility men, damaged further by the early loss of Brad Mills.

From such adversity came debuts for both Max Storey and Louis Evans, the two teens involved in an early move, which the latter scooped over the bar.

Stuart Rose replied with a sighter of his own, a cautionary effort from a loose ball blocked by the quick reflexes of Matty Wilkinson.

Makeshift or not, the Steelmen found much to be proud of in the opening 45 minutes, perhaps deserving of something to show for it.

Dale Hopson unlocked the defence with a well-timed, lofted pass, looped over Danny Horner’s crossbar by an overwrought Layton Watts.

An acrobatic flick from Nathan Guru forced Boro Rangers to react, nodded off the line with Horner beaten, whilst Joe Ferguson’s dipping dead ball proved but inches too high.

Matty Wilkinson had work of his own to do in defence, sprawling to deny Stuart Rose from an incisive play, a feat he couldn’t repeat as the forward drove home from a smart pullback.

The matter was all but over as a contest as play resumed, a sensational, curling effort from Callum Hickman knocking the life out of the bedraggled Steelmen.

Harry Thompson’s ambitious lob from the midfield put paid to any lasting hope, Matty Wilkinson caught in ‘No Man’s Land,’ and forced to watch as the effort soared over his head.

A pair of defensive errors soon gifted Stuart Rose his hat-trick, the forward alert to twice punish a reeling Redcar, and round out the scoring.

Matty Wilkinson back-pedalled well to deny Harry Thompson a repeat of his halfway line howitzer, the last attacking venture from an already jubilant Rangers.

Isaac Walker came up short with an attempt to salvage a consolation for the Redcar faithful, his effort across goal blocked by the outstretched leg of Danny Horner.

A well-placed free kick offered Joe Ferguson one last chance to find something to cheer about, the wall doing its duty to see his attempt out at the expense of a corner.

Attendance: 424

Line-Up: Wilkinson, Mills (Dowson 10’), Ferguson, Hopson (Williams 75’), Guru, Poole, Watts (Harrison 75’), Liddle, Evans, Storey, Walker

Next Match: Crook Town (h) | Saturday 30th March 2024


26/03/20247:30 pmWOODSmith North Riding Senior Cup2023/24


BM Bi Fold Stadium, Green Lane, TS10 3RW
Green Lane, Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland, Tees Valley, England, TS10 3RW, United Kingdom
Saturday 20th July, 15:00BM Bi Fold Stadium, Green Lane, TS10 3RW
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