Redcar Athletic vs Tow Law Town



Donny’s stunner not enough to salvage a point as Tow Law inflict home defeat on lacklustre Steelmen.

A perfect day for football soon turned to bitter misery, as a frustrating home defeat to Tow Law town extended the Steelmen’s losing streak to four.

A stunning finish from Donny Holdsworth early in the second period provided Redcar with their moment of hope, cancelling out Dom Joynes’ volleyed opener to the delight of a bumper home crowd.

Athletic’s optimism was shortly dashed by Tow Law’s standout man Thomas McAloon, before a further strike from substitute Daniel Craggs sealed the visitors all three points on the brink of full time.

With the Steelmen’s confidence at a low after a spell of poor results, Tow Law were the side to start the brighter, rattling the left post after just 8 minutes, as Daniel Marriott looked to convert from Thomas McAloon’s driving run.

Redcar would eventually eke out a foothold in the contest, working a few chances to steal an opener. Donny Holdsworth had his side’s first attempt, heading Farrington’s inviting cross over Orton’s crossbar, with Coleman flashing an effort across the face of goal a few minutes later.

Despite Athletic’s growing work-rate, it was visiting Tow Law who broke the deadlock in the 24th minute, with fall-back Dom Joynes reacting quickest to a loose ball in the area, beating Jack Norton with a well-placed volley.

Long balls over the top of Town’s backline proved Redcar’s best chance of finding a way back into the contest, providing Coleman with a golden opportunity just before the half hour mark, the forwards vicious effort sent cannoning behind off the upright.

As the second period began, Tow Law were still in the ascendancy, finding the back of the net early on as Luke Page guided a free kick into the bottom left corner, only for the linesman’s flag to come to Athletic’s aid as the midfielder had strayed offside.

It was a Donny Holdsworth wonder-goal which brought the Steelmen level in the 55th minute, as the forward was given too much space outside the area, picking out the top right corner with a stunning,
curling finish.

The joyous celebrations of a young Redcar crowd were soon to be cut short, however, as Town’s star man Thomas McAloon poked the ball beneath Jack Norton, restoring his side’s lead inside 10 minutes.

There was almost an instant response from the Steelmen, with a scrambling save from visiting shot-stopper Thomas Orton all that prevented it, the keeper clawing the ball off the line after an aerial
scrap in the six-yard area.

Athletic enjoyed the majority of opportunities in the remainder of the contest, looking to salvage a point. Nathan Guru dragged one wide of goal, sending a headed effort into the arms of Thomas Orton soon after, whilst Isaac Walker could only strike the side netting with an effort from close range, as his side looked to have come up short.

With the clock ticking over towards 90, a quick breakaway from Tow Law saw substitute Daniel Craggs picked out with an incisive switch of play, lashing his effort passed Jack Norton to seal a fourth consecutive defeat for Steve Connolly’s side.

Attendance: 435.

Goal Scorers: Brandon Holdsworth (55).


12/11/20223:00 pmNorthern Football League - Division 12022/23


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