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Redcar Athletic vs Crook Town



Redcar Athletic 1-1 Crook Town

Steelmen: Adam Boyes 25’

Crook: Nicholas Marley (47’)

Adam Boyes again on target for Redcar Athletic, as a persistent Crook Town ground out a share of the spoils.

The forward rose the highest to nod home a first half lead, all to show for an onslaught on the Black and Ambers’ goal.

Missed chances to boot, Nicholas Marley rolled home to restore parity, perhaps just reward for the fine voice of the travelling contingent.

A mild Saturday afternoon on the Redcar seafront, Carl Jarrett made a pair of changes to the side which last graced the Northern League.

The boss opted to use Max Storey in attack, in place of Layton Watts, whilst Nathan Guru returned to the fold to marshall the back line.

Spurred on by a remarkable following, Crook bit first in an otherwise authoritative showing, captain Dan Mitton grazing the crossbar with a dipping drive from the midfield.

Shot-stopper Alex Curran quickly made himself known to the Steelmen. The number one sprawled to deny Jack Blackford, back on his feet in an instant to smother Dale Hopson’s low follow up.

Curran was again called upon as Max Storey drove outside, fending the young forward’s effort away with an outstretched leg.

Dale Hopson merited another stop from the number one, this time low to his left, Jack Blackford inches away from the perfect weighted pass in store for a lurking Adam Boyes.

That same combination eventually broke Alex Curran’s resolve, Adam Boyes towering above the back line to nod home Jack Blackford’s dipping delivery.

Unable to stretch the advantage further, Crook took advantage as play resumed, Nicholas Marley in position to roll home during the confusion of a set piece.

Jack Blackford continued to lead Redcar’s push forward, his bending effort blocked into the path of Max Storey, who himself found a brick wall in front of goal.

Adam Boyes scooped the wide man’s clever pullback over the bar, Brad Mills quick to latch on to a well-timed through ball, slipped into the centre with no red shirt to meet it.

Charlie Graham twice tested his luck to no avail, nodding agonisingly wide of the far post, before drawing a fine stop from a climbing Alex Curran from range.

In perhaps the best move of the match, substitute Layton Watts freed Curtis Round towards the touchline, the forward’s incisive pullback slammed clear a split-second before Boyes could arrive to meet it.

The number nine had one last chance to double his tally, his effort deflecting inadvertently over the crossbar, spelling an end to Redcar’s hopes of a winning return to league action.

Attendance: 310

Line-Up: Roberts, Mills, Ferguson, Hopson, Guru, Graham, Blackford, Liddle (Bell 46’), Boyes, Storey (Watts 60’), Round

Next Match: Boro Rangers (h) | Monday 1st April 2024, 1pm kick-off


30/03/20243:00 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
Saturday 20th April, 15:00Sam Smith's Park, Benfield Road, NE6 4NU
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