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Redcar Athletic vs Penrith



Redcar Athletic 1-3 Penrith

Steelmen: Matty Tymon (68’)

Penrith: Luke Brown (30’), Luke Hunter (34’, 74’)

Frustrated and lacklustre, Redcar Athletic fell to a disappointing home defeat at the hands of a spirited Penrith.

Driving winds proved an unfortunate leveller for the struggling Blues, who were spurred on to a two-goal lead come the interval.

Matty Tymon’s plush header offered Redcar a glimpse of a revival, but Luke Hunter’s tidy spot kick put the seal on an away day three points for the travelling Cumbrians.

In the absence of Gary Forster, Dave Onions manned the dugout, handing loan signing Will Cowey his debut between the sticks, whilst Joe Ferguson made his first start since returning from injury.

Playing against debilitating gusts, the Steelmen started rather bright, as Sayer’s deep cross hung up in the air, and Matty Tymon almost forced it home at the back post.

Penrith’s offensives proved blistering with the wind at their backs, with Will Cowey on his toes to rush out and avert the danger when DJ Taylor broke free.

Matty Tymon was once again short of breaking the deadlock, improvising to turn a floating cross goalwards with an acrobatic effort, which rather disappointingly missed the mark.

It was Oscar Fletcher’s turn to react to a Blues breakaway next, rising to nod Matty Moynan’s driven strike off the line and away to safety.

Still, defensive efforts proved futile, as Will Cowey’s first save in Steelmen colours dropped kindly for Luke Brown to prod over the line.

Matters went from bad to worse almost instantaneously for Redcar, as a contentious free kick was tucked away by Luke Hunter, albeit via a massive deflection.

Athletic’s focal point in attack, Matty Tymon saw the bulk of the opportunities to spark a fightback, nodding Ferguson’s in-swinging corner over the bar, before forcing a loose save from Aaron Taylor soon after the restart.

Oscar Fletcher was the architect as Redcar finally forged their way back into the game, picking out Tymon with a pinpoint delivery, whose plush header across goal nestled in the far corner.

Any shred of hope the forward gave the Steelmen soon proved futile, as the referee spotted a handball infringement in the area, and Luke Hunter stepped up to convert from the spot.

The Penrith forward took to riling up Athletic in the aftermath of his second, squatting to tie his lace in the centre circle, to delay the restart of play, which earned him a place in the referee’s book.

A reckless lunge on Daryll Hall should perhaps have seen Hunter shown his marching orders, as the Blues’ hero looked to contest an outrageous block on the line, but the referee deemed the challenge worthy only of a final warning.

With the clock ticking down, Redcar fought steadily for a way to reduce the arrears, as Oscar Fletcher found Isaac Walker with a clever free kick, but Taylor once again proved equal to his effort.

On the stroke of the 90, the Steelmen’s fire seemed cruelly extinguished, as the returning fan-favourite Donny Holdsworth bundled the ball over the line, only for the offside flag to spell the end of any lasting ambiguity over the result.

Attendance: 249

Line-Up: Cowey, McNeill, O’Sullivan, Guru (Watts 60’), Hall, Wheatley, Sayer (Holdsworth 83’), Fletcher, Tymon, Ferguson, Walker

Next Match: Tow Law Town (a) | Saturday 14th October 2023


07/10/20233:00 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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