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Redcar Athletic vs Tow Law Town



Redcar Athletic 3-0 Tow Law Town

Steelmen: Adam Boyes (7’, 43’), Curtis Round (10’)

Tow Law: 

Five wins in a row on the Redcar seafront, another fine afternoon for Carl Jarrett’s resurgent Redcar Athletic.

It was the usual suspects who did the damage inside an authoritative first half, a brace from Adam Boyes to sandwich Curtis Round’s instinctive finish.

The Lawyers offered a great account of themselves, albeit in defeat, a plucky performance to spite what continues to prove a dire situation for the club.

Carl Jarrett named an unchanged eleven from Tuesday night’s emphatic West Auckland success, in part due to a mounting injury crisis.

Much like in midweek, the Steelmen took the ascendancy right from the referee’s whistle, again quick to spring into the lead.

An incisive through ball from Brad Mills offered Layton Watts the chance to break the deadlock, an opportunity the forward uncharacteristically passed up.

Thus, Adam Boyes took the plaudits for opening the floodgates, looping Dale Hopson’s long ball over the head of shot-stopper James Rutherford with a well timed poke.

A scramble on the goalline sat up kindly for Curtis Round to double the tally, the forward lunging in ahead of his strike partner to all-but finish the match as a contest inside ten minutes.

Any potential rout was soon halted as Joe Ferguson pulled up, his replacement 42-year-old Lee Bullock, who admittedly proved age had not wearied him.

Jack Blackford proved a whisker away yet again from opening his Redcar tally, driving an effort from deep in the midfield off the right-hand post of a well-beaten James Rutherford.

The shot-stopper’s opposite number had some work of his own to do in the aftermath, on his toes to deny the nodded effort of Tow Law skipper Mathew Fisher, who again couldn’t beat Roberts with a low effort.

Kevin Burgess should have taken the credit for goal number three as the half panned out, prodding the ball over the line from Boyes’ sharp pullback, only to be left bewildered as the linesman deemed him offside.

In defiance, Adam Boyes poked home within minutes of the decision, wrapping up the scoring as Brad Mills fizzed a low delivery across the face of goal.

Tow Law offered much more as play resumed, showing no sign of relenting, to great credit.

Jeremie Anderson Da-Costa ploughed through the heart of midfield, inadvertently teeing up Mathew Fisher, who curled over the bar.

Even James Rutherford was suddenly a player reborn, standing between Adam Boyes and an elusive hat-trick, arguably on top of his current tally.

The shot-stopper left out a strong hand to deny the forward as one-touch play offered a one-on-one situation, using his feet to stop a vicious drive but minutes later.

A weak header proved Rutherford’s next chance to frustrate Boyes, gathering with no scraps for the number nine to feed off.

Dale Hopson soon gave Layton Watts the opportunity to atone for his earlier shortcomings, splitting the defence like Moses parted the sea, only for the forward to repeat the feat, and skew his effort wide.

Callum Roberts was forced to work one last time for his second clean sheet in six games, climbing to tip Bradley Hughes’ pile-driver from range over the top of his crossbar.

From one shot-stopper to another, Matty Wilkinson almost stole the headlines as he entered the fray alongside Adam Boyes in attack, picking up the play at the back post as the clock struck ninety, and agonisingly rattling the woodwork.

Attendance: 263

Line-Up: Roberts, Mills (Wilkinson 86’), Ferguson (Bullock 14’), Hopson, Burgess, Graham, Blackford, Guru, Boyes, Watts, Round

Next Up: Sunderland RCA (a) | Tuesday 12th March 2024


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