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Redcar Athletic vs Richmond Town



Redcar Athletic 1-0 Richmond Town

Steelmen: Mark Anderson (14’)


A timid performance, but a job done nonetheless, as Redcar Athletic scraped past Richmond Town in the WOODSmith Construction Senior Cup.

Mark Anderson scooped the plaudits for the decisive goal, inadvertently picking out the top corner with a looping cross.

Early pressure paid little dividends, as Richmond enjoyed the better success, relievedly making no lasting dent on a barebones Redcar side.

Slimmed to the core, Carl Jarrett could name just twelve players to face the plucky Wearside League outfit, offering for Isaac Walker the nod in attack on his 100th appearance.

The forward reaped little success to mark his century, his performance typified by a scuffed effort inside ten minutes, spurning a delicate pullback from Layton Watts.

Mark Anderson almost apologetically took credit for opening the scoring, watching his back-post cross dip beyond a hapless Harry Dowding, as Green Lane thought it to be the first of many.

Instead, Redcar’s offence proved almost blunt, managing very little to hurt a resolute Richmond side.

Anderson continued to pepper away at Dowding from deep in the midfield, once coming close as his effort nicked the woodwork on its way into the fields.

Chay Liddle followed suit, faring in much the same way, before a devious corner routine saw Layton Watts’ venemous volleyed effort sail an inch over the crossbar.

A curled effort from Eddie Lewington forced Matty Wilkinson into action with a rare save, the shot-stopper duly on his toes to claim the ball off its path to the stanchion.

In response, Isaac Walker so nearly marked his ticket into Redcar’s history books with a goal, rattling the upright having executed his signature cut inside from the left flank.

With the wind to boot, Richmond came out revitalised as play resumed.

Tom Kavanagh slammed an effort wide, Joe Martin nodded barely off target, and Tafari Nicholas robbed Matty Wilkinson, to little positive affect.

The Blues continued to make inroads as the minutes ticked by, perhaps the closest to parity as Adam Walker’s pearlescent curler skimmed the stanchion on its way into the crowd.

Redcar had little response to the spirited visitors, disjointed and much less than unified in the final third.

A weaving run from Isaac Walker came to an end, as a mix-up with Mark Anderson made for an easy clearance.

Layton Watts careered his way out of a tight hold, unleashing a bending effort, curled a whisker around the far post.

The dying embers offered some success in the face of a tiring Richmond, as Isaac Walker forced a rare save from Harry Dowding, only to be scalded by the official’s flag.

An incisive through ball from Joe Ferguson presented one last hurrah, but Layton Watts found Dowding quick to meet him at a tight angle, and the play petered out.

Attendance: 188

Line-Up: Wilkinson, Mills, O’Sullivan, Liddle, Guru, Wheatley, Watts, Ferguson, Walker, Hopson, Anderson

Next Match: Heaton Stannington (a) | Saturday 24th February 2024


20/02/20247:30 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
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