A statistical look at Redcar Athletic’s 2023/24 top playmaker.

With 9 assists to his name, Layton Watts took the mantle of top playmaker for the 2023/24 season.

We took a look back at the popular midfielder’s campaign, from late antics, to his influence off the bench.

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Layton Watts


Brought into the fray as a late substitute, Layton Watts opened his account in red and navy against West Allotment Celtic.

The midfielder added a crushing 4th goal to the tally in a demolition of the Tynesiders, converting from the spot on the brink of stoppage time.

Layton went on to make 40 appearances across the course of the season – half of which under the reign of Carl Jarrett – clocking 9 goals, and laying on a squad-record 9 assists.

Much like his first goal at East Palmersville, Layton developed a knack for scoring late, netting 3 times after the 85th minute.

The 22-year-old dealt a 95th minute sucker-punch to North Shields, crushing West Auckland’s spirit too with an 87th minute insurance goal in a 3-1 victory at Green Lane.

Pulling the strings from midfield, Layton harboured a great influence as a late addition to the game.

The midfielder netted 5 times from the bench, adding a further 2 assists, and thus proving the club’s most impactful game-changer.


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