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Redcar Athletic vs Penrith



The Steelmen’s slow start to the season dragged on as a physical Penrith side forced a stalemate.

Redcar earned just a lone point for the third home match in a row, conceding early in the second period of a scrappy, blustery affair to cancel out Paul Young’s volleyed opener.

After joining the club during the week, new loan signing Jacob Bulmer made his Athletic debut at the back, with fellow York City loanee Ben Dale restored to the side alongside the experienced Paul Young.

The contest started fairly uneventfully, with both keepers remaining untested in the opening quarter of an hour. Penrith shot-stopper Aaron Taylor was first to be called into the action, denying a vicious effort from Mike Woodhouse to prevent the skipper from notching the opener.

With the wind in their sails, Redcar worked more chances at the visitor’s goal, ultimately failing to trouble Taylor, as Young curled an effort over the bar, whilst Walker sent Clarkson’s pullback cross agonisingly wide of the left hand post.

The Steelmen twice believed to have taken the lead after the half hour mark, with the linesman coming to Penrith’s aid to deny Walker’s tidy finish, before Paul Young’s quick reaction to a loose ball was ruled out for a supposed handling.

Young had been involved in almost every positive move in the contest, and moments before the interval, finally found a much deserved breakthrough goal, striking the ball on the volley and picking out the bottom right corner, wrong-footing Aaron Taylor to secure the lead.

Despite creating opportunities late in the first period, Redcar struggled to make anything stick in attack in the second, managing just the one attempt at goal across 45 minutes of football.

The Blues were able to shut up shop to the Steelmen’s advances thanks to a 54th minute equaliser, unsurprisingly as a result of a corner, with DJ Taylor poking the ball into the net after a short scramble within the six yard area.

Matters could have gotten a whole lot worse for Redcar moments later, with new number one Jacob Bulmer forced into a fine stop to deny Adam Main’s close-range volley and keep his side in line for at least a point.

Athletic’s last real chance to regain the advantage came from a scuffed effort from Young, dropping in the path of Jordan Rivis at point-blanc range, with the midfielder’s volley failing to rustle the back of the net as the angle proved just too tight.

In the closing 20 minutes, the Cumbrian outfit stifled every ounce of momentum Redcar could generate, denying even a glimpse at goal, much to the frustration of the home crowd, who once again had to settle for a draw.

Attendance: 233.

Redcar Goal Scorers: Paul Young (45).


03/09/20223:00 pmNorthern Football League - Division 12022/23


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