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Sunderland RCA vs Redcar Athletic



Sunderland RCA 0-6 Redcar Athletic


Steelmen: Adam Boyes (14’, 30’, 33’), Curtis Round (20’, 63’), Layton Watts (39’)

Adam Boyes claimed the match ball, as Redcar Athletic put a sorry Sunderland RCA to the sword.

The youthful Ryhope outfit shipped five in a disjointed first half performance, headlined by a treble from the Steelmen’s number nine.

Goals from Curtis Round and Layton Watts shaped the rest of a routine evening, a six goal haul fit for a fourth successive win, and enough to seal a move into the top half of the table.

Once again, a threadbare squad offered Carl Jarrett few options, with Chay Liddle the lone change from Saturday’s triumph, replacing the injured Joe Ferguson.

It was Layton Watts who pulled the strings in the Steelmen’s ever-so potent attack, an enigmatic engine in the heart of midfield to which Ryhope simply had no response.

The midfielder dug out a cross from the left flank to open the scoring, met by a sprawling Adam Boyes in the centre, who of course made no mistake with the header.

Watts was the visionary once again as Round added number two, spraying a long ball into the path of Boyes for a simple knockdown, as the wide-man prodded home.

Dale Hopson should have added his name to the scoresheet as Sunderland descended into disarray, blazing over the bar as Jack Blackford laid the ball on a plate.

Come the half hour, Redcar had three. Layton Watts again proved the creator, splitting the Ryhope backline and finding Adam Boyes all alone with just Philip Mills to beat. There was never any doubt.

The forward wasn’t done there, bursting into the centre to seal a first hat-trick in red and navy, stabbing home a vicious cross from fullback Charlie Graham from out wide on the left.

Such endeavour paid off once more for Layton Watts as the half loomed, as Charlie Graham again delivered perfectly into the centre, and the midfielder struck the back of the net with little chance for Philip Mills.

At the persistence of the Ryhope backline, a shift in tactics changed the state of play as the match resumed, and the youthful hosts found stifling the Steelmen much less of a challenge.

Sunderland arguably took to the field the brighter, a sharp effort from Adam Lennox a whisker away from beating Callum Roberts, denied only by the post.

The frame of the goal worked too in Ryhope’s favour as play began to settle, coming to the aid of a beaten Philip Mills as Dale Hopson took aim from deep in the midfield.

Layton Watts soon got on the ball in a similar position, opting to feed Curtis Round after a couple of unsuccessful attempts of his own, the forward applying the finish at the second time of asking.

A fourth goal went a-begging in a momentary lapse from Adam Boyes. The number nine kept his composure to take the ball wide of Philip Mills, only slicing his effort into the terraces with time to spare.

The forward looked to turn provider in a last chance punt at number seven, laying the ball into a dangerous area, where Lee Bullock could only rattle the woodwork once again to spell an end to the evening.

Attendance: 63

Line-Up: Roberts, Mills, Graham, Hopson (Bullock 64’), Burgess, Guru, Blackford, Liddle, Boyes, Watts, Round

Next Match: Whickham (a) | Saturday 16th March 2024


12/03/20247:30 pmNorthern Football League - Division 12023/24


Sunderland LGV Park, Beechbrook, SR2 0NZ
Sunderland LGV Park, Beechbrook, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0NZ, UK
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