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Redcar Athletic vs Thornaby



Redcar Athletic 4-0 Thornaby

Steelmen: James Sayer (66’), Isaac Walker (81’, 90+4’), Donny Holdsworth (90+2’)


Matty Pattison earned a season-first clean sheet, as Redcar Athletic swept aside Thornaby to progress in the WOODSmith Construction Senior Cup.

A division below the Steelmen, the Blues proved steadfast and organised until David Webb’s second half dismissal.

James Sayer nipped behind the Teessiders’ lines to open the floodgates, before substitutes Isaac Walker and Donny Holdsworth pioneered a late rout.

Young shot-stopper Matty Pattison stole the headlines, marking his long-awaited competitive debut with a first clean sheet since April, guiding Redcar safely through to the last eight.

First team boss Gary Forster made a number of changes to Saturday’s Northern League side, offering James Sayer the nod in attack.

The forward almost repaid his coach within just six seconds, driving into the area where he was shoved to ground, but the match officials proved unmoved.

A lofted through ball from Joe Ferguson fashioned Redcar’s first opening, from which Danny Boyle could only loop his effort wide on the stretch.

Daryll Hall believed to have prodded the Steelmen in-front, bundling the ball over the line from another pinpoint delivery from Ferguson, only to be penalised for a foul on his marker.

With play primarily in the Blues’ half, Matty Pattison had to be on his toes to prevent a careless backpass from Nathan Guru creeping into the net, recovering well to scoop it off the line.

The shot-stopper proved hurt in the act, gifting Thornaby a somewhat unethical opportunity, as Gary Mitchell struck the upright with the goal gaping.

Incisive interplay on the right flank almost offered Danny Boyle an early second half opening, as Brad Mills’ seeking ball was slammed clear by former Steelman, Jack Proctor.

The Blues’ collectiveness was soon jeopardised by a rash tackle from David Webb, whose horrific lunge on a marauding Layton Watts left the referee with a simple decision: red.

Even a man down, Thornaby still carried some threat, as substitute Dom Joynes forced a routine stop from Matty Pattison seconds after his introduction.

It was James Sayer who finally broke the Blues’ resolute defence, ghosting behind the lines to flick another precise delivery from Joe Ferguson passed a helpless Ronan Makepeace.

The introduction of both Isaac Walker and Donny Holdsworth added further impetus to a tenacious Redcar, with the latter earning a spot kick after his improvised flick was handled.

To no surprise, Isaac stepped up to the spot to take the penalty, redeeming his miss against West Auckland by calmly sending Makepeace the wrong way.

A stoppage time goal surge put the icing on the cake for Redcar, sparked as Donny Holdsworth got a nick on Joe Thompson’s deep long throw to make it three.

A delightful cross from Mason McNeill capped off the scoring, as Isaac Walker met his delivery with a sumptuous volley, to take the scoreline beyond the Blues’, and book the Steelmen’s spot in the WOODSmith Construction Senior Cup quarter finals.

Attendance: 171

Line-Up: Pattison, Mills, Thompson, Fletcher, Hall, Guru, Watts (McNeill 69’), Boyle (Walker 61’), Jarvie (Holdsworth 69’), Sayer, Ferguson

Next Match: Silsden (h) | Saturday 21st October 2023


17/10/20237:30 pmWOODSmith North Riding Senior Cup2023/24


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Green Lane, Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland, Tees Valley, England, TS10 3RW, United Kingdom
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