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Redcar Athletic vs Whitley Bay



Four wins on the bounce for Forster’s flying Steelmen.

Redcar Athletic continued their purple patch with an impressive home victory over title contenders Whitley Bay, hitting four and keeping a rare clean sheet.

Donny’s double got the ball rolling in a dominant first half, before Anthony Bell’s low, driven screamer all but sealed the three points.

Substitute Sonni Coleman piled more misery on the visitors in the second period, adding a fourth from the spot to wrap up a perfect afternoon for the Steelmen.

Plenty of chances fell each way in the contest’s opening exchanges, with Jack Norton called into action early to deny Harvey Neary, whilst Whitley’s Malcolm Morien and Redcar’s Alfie Conway both blazed attempts over the crossbar.

In-form Donny Holdsworth was the man to break the deadlock in the ninth minute, picking out the roof of the net to punish Dan Lister, after the Whitley Bay shot-stopper failed to deal with Danny Boyle’s swerving strike from distance.

Athletic worked some quality half chances in the following ten minutes, Boyle’s dragged attempt from the edge of the area the closest to increasing the advantage.

The Steelmen’s merited second came in controversial circumstances after a little over 20 minutes. Holdsworth sealed his brace with a well-placed free kick, taken quickly while the visitors’ defence was still setting up, much to their distaste.

In no time at all, Anthony Bell got himself on the scoresheet with Redcar’s third, unleashing a vicious drive into the bottom left corner from distance, with lovely hold up play from Hutchinson teeing up the chance.

A massive opportunity for Donny to claim another hat-trick went amiss before the break, the forward knocking the ball under Dan Lister, only for the Bay defence to recover and clear his effort away to safety.

Holdsworth was once again in search of his third after the restart, seeing his curled attempt from the right caught by a diving Lister.

Just after the hour mark, Craig Hutchinson was brought down in the area while on a quick breakaway, earning Redcar a spot kick.

Substitute Sonni Coleman stepped up to take it, burying his first touch of the game into the bottom left corner, despite Dan Lister diving the right way.

Craig Hutchinson tried his luck on a few occasions to get himself amongst the goals, his best a delicate lob from a tight angle, with which he narrowly missed the target.

As the contest drew to a close, Jack Norton was called upon on a few occasions to defend the clean sheet, palming away Josh Gilchrist’s low free kick, before denying Luke Porritt from close range, with the help of Joe Thompson.

Norton‘s final intervention came deep into stoppage time when he acrobatically tipped Groves-Forbes’ attempt over the bar, securing an impressive clean sheet, and putting the seal on a fantastic afternoon for Redcar Athletic.

Attendance: 266.

Goal Scorers: Brandon Holdsworth (9, 22), Anthony Bell (26), Sonni Coleman (64 pen).


28/01/20233:00 pmNorthern Football League - Division 12022/23


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