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Tow Law Town vs Redcar Athletic



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Tow Law: Liam Dixon (21’)

Steelmen: Isaac Walker (37’), Matty Tymon (48’, 53’), Liam Jarvie (64’), Layton Watts (71’, 73’), Donny Holdsworth (83’), Oscar Fletcher (90’)

Matty Tymon’s double drove Redcar Athletic to decimate a reeling Tow Law, netting an impressive EIGHT on the road.

Level at the break through Isaac Walker, the Steelmen exploded into life with an imperious second half showing, sparked by a tidy brace from Matty Tymon, and simple finish from Liam Jarvie.

Gary Forster’s late changes introduced even more impetus into tireless side, as Layton Watts stole the show with his own sensational double.

Donny Holdsworth added to the rout with his first since injury, whilst Oscar Fletcher notched his first senior goal to wrap up a sweet afternoon, in the bitter cold heights of Tow Law.

On the back of a disappointing defeat to Penrith, Forster and his team made a bold tactical switch: offering Brad Mills his debut at right back, and pushing Mason McNeill out wide, opposite Isaac Walker.

The change almost bore fruit early on, as after a frustrating delay over deflated matchballs, Walker teed up Matty Tymon at close range, who was denied by the outstretched leg of Ryan Johnson.

Redcar’s start proved otherwise poor, and Tow Law soon capitalised, as Liam Dixon rose to beat Will Cowey to an optimistic long ball.

A threaded pass from Danny Boyle presented Liam Jarvie with a chance at an instant response, which the forward couldn’t seize, dragging his effort across the face of goal.

Matty Tymon’s tenacity eventually forged a way through, as Jarvie poked his headed knock-down into the path of Isaac Walker, whose calm finish ensured parity come the interval.

Effervescent throughout, Tymon set the gears in motion for a devastating second half performance, arriving on the scene to turn Mason McNeill’s pullback cross passed a forlorn Ryan Johnson.

Fantastic shielding from Liam Jarvie gifted the forward his quick second, as Johnson proved unable to reach a loose ball, and Tymon lashed home what seemed an important insurance goal.

Jarvie twice looked to provide for Matty Tymon’s deserved hat-trick, lofting in a dangerous cross, and a driven pullback, only for the forward to nod over the bar, and react second-best.

Isaac Walker had eyes for a brace of his own, forcing a loose stop from a sprawling Ryan Johnson, which fell kindly for Liam Jarvie to take the tally to four.

Walker and Jarvie soon made way as Forster opted for wholesale changes, introducing the lively Layton Watts, and returning Donny Holdsworth.

His best performance to date, Layton wasted no time in putting his name on the scoresheet, beating Johnson from distance with the help of a hefty deflection.

The spirited forward netted his second a mere 90 seconds later, producing a deft touch on the right flank, before cutting inside and picking out the stanchion with a sensational curling effort.

Fellow introduction Donny Holdsworth found his fair share of the action, watching the woodwork thwart his vicious volley, before slotting home from Tymon’s astute lay off to open his account for the season.

There was still time for one last moment of joy, as Oscar Fletcher’s deep free-kick caught out bodies in defence, and found the back of the net for the midfielder’s first senior goal in red and navy.

Attendance: 102

Line-Up: Cowey, Mills, O’Sullivan (Thompson 46’), Ferguson (Fletcher 68’), Hall (Holdsworth 68’), Guru, McNeill, Boyle, Jarvie (Watts 65’), Tymon, Walker (Sayer 65’)

Next Match: Thornaby (h) | Tuesday 17th October 2023


14/10/20233:00 pmNorthern Football League - Division 12023/24


Ironworks Road, Tow Law, DL13 4EQ
Ironworks Road, Tow Law, County Durham, DL13 4EQ, UK
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