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Redcar Athletic vs Newcastle Benfield



Redcar Athletic 8-0 Newcastle Benfield

Steelmen: Liam Jarvie (12’, 22’, 45+1’), Layton Watts (47’), Danny Boyle (65’), Joe Ferguson (67’), Anthony Bell (79’), Aaron Brown (90+4’)


Liam Jarvie’s tidy treble paved the way to a record scoreline, as Redcar Athletic thumped Newcastle Benfield for EIGHT.

The forward had a hand in half of the Steelmen’s tally, netting a clinical poacher’s hat-trick inside the first half.

Layton Watts crowned his excellent display with a neat finish of his own to resume the rout, as Danny Boyle and Anthony Bell lashed home from range.

Joe Ferguson and Aaron Brown struck late to compound frustrations within the Lions’ ranks, totting up a record eight goal haul to mark a historic first head-to-head win.

A live wire in defeat to Carlisle, Layton Watts was given the nod in midfield to face his former side, rewarding Forster’s faith with an effervescent showing.

The midfielder opened the door to the rout with a delicately lofted through ball, as Liam Jarvie poked Donny Holdsworth’s seeking cutback home, unmarked at the far post.

A lurking Jay Errington threatened to cause problems for Redcar at the other end, and after Matty Wilkinson was forced into action to deny a point-blanc effort, Forster opted for a tactical change.

The boss shifted Anthony Bell into central defence, giving Joe Thompson the freedom to move up the park as a marauding wing-back.

With defensive pressure relieved, Adam Wheatley stepped out of defence to feed Jarvie’s quick brace, as the forward beat shot-stopper Andrew Grainger to his ambitious, hooked clearance.

Jarvie once again got the better of Grainger in a foot race as the half closed out, slotting Holdsworth’s in-field pass into an empty net to claim the match ball.

The break proved futile for a reeling Newcastle Benfield, as Layton Watts’ clinical near post finish rekindled the momentum after barely a minute.

Shot-stopper Andrew Grainger prevented matters from worsening in the aftermath, sprawling towards his top corner to tip Joe Ferguson’s bouncing volley behind.

Liam Jarvie turned provider as Redcar finally scooped number five, cutting the ball in-field for an incoming Danny Boyle, whose deflected effort defied the rooted Andrew Grainger.

Redcar showed no relent as the Lions devolved, earning a spot kick mere moments after kick-off as Holdsworth was forced to ground.

The fan-favourite forward found Grainger equal to his well-placed effort from the spot, but Joe Ferguson’s eagerness had him in good place to guide home the rebound.

Benfield’s frustrations began to tell in the contest’s dying embers, as a horrific challenge on Holdsworth from Charlie Grieveson sparked a fracas.

Merely cautioned, the substitute repeated the feat moments later on a flying Joe Thompson, receiving his marching orders at the second time of asking, to Athletic’s relief.

Facing a downtrodden ten men, Redcar’s domination grew, and Anthony Bell capitalised from deep, unleashing a driven strike under the body of Andrew Grainger for seven.

Restored to midfield, the captain’s pent up hunger was released, as his darting run down the left bore fruit, and Aaron Brown arrived in the centre to glance home a bewildering eighth goal.

Attendance: 375

Line-Up: Wilkinson, McNeill, Thompson, Ferguson (Fletcher 68’), Guru, Wheatley, Watts, Boyle, Jarvie (Brown 68’), Holdsworth (Harrison 78’), Bell

Next Match: Shildon (a) | Saturday 25th November 2023


18/11/20233:00 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
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