Tuesday night action for Carl Jarrett’s Steelmen, as the WOODSmith Construction Senior Cup returns to the Redcar seafront.

Fresh off the back of a thrilling late victory, Redcar Athletic return to Green Lane in a North Riding Senior Cup quarter final bout with Richmond Town.

Perhaps the last avenue of success for the club in a torrid season, the competition poses a welcome distraction from the monotony of the Northern League, and a realistic chance to challenge for silverware.

Two divisions above their North Yorkshire counterparts, Athletic are heavily favourited to progress this evening, but as knockout football so elegantly unfolds, that often counts for very little.

Here’s Ash Stone’s rundown of this evening’s WOODSmith Construction Senior Cup quarter final encounter with Richmond Town…

TICKETS

Admission prices have been reduced for this fixture.

Entry into Green Lane will cost £6 for adults and £3 for concessions, whilst those under-16 face an unmoved fee of £2.

As per the rules of cup competitions like the WOODSmith Construction North Riding Senior Cup, Redcar Athletic Membership will not be valid for entry this evening.

Please see our ticketing information for this evening’s match to find out more.

WHO ARE YA?

Founded in the aftermath of the Second World War in 1945, Richmond have competed under many names in their tenure in the English non-league system.

First Richmond AFC, the club rebranded to both Cameron United and Young Conservatives during the 1960s, before restoring the town’s name to become the side that exists today.

Elected to the Wearside League in 2012, Richmond Town debuted a commendable third, bested only by both Willington – who last season returned to the division – and Stockton Town.

The bronze medal worthy finish to this day proves the club’s highest finish in the English football pyramid.

Come 2020, Richmond vacated their beloved Earl’s Orchard, packing their bags for new home soil at Richmond School, with an artificial (4G) pitch aptly known as The Clark Arena.

The ground took its name from a Mr David Clark, a former deputy head of the school, who sadly passed away.

CURRENT FORM

Finally, another three points in the bag for Redcar Athletic.

As the start to 2024 continues to face disruption due to adverse weather conditions, the Steelmen made only their second Green Lane appearance at the weekend, offering great endeavour to sink a spirited North Shields side.

Despite harbouring all the play, Redcar trailed to a Dan Savage strike come the interval, only seeing parity restored with twenty minutes to go.

Adam Boyes took the plaudits, rising to nod Brad Mills’ seeking cross past a helpless Callum Dobson.

The forward was involved again as the Steelmen struck deep into stoppage time to snatch the spoils, forcing a smart block on the line, which dropped sweetly for an arriving Layton Watts to slam home.

Just a second win since the turn of the year, this evening’s opponents, albeit in a very different league, boast a record much to the superior.

Richmond Town currently sit comfortably in the middle of the pack in the Wearside League, yet are unbeaten since the 13th January.

Six games, five wins and 21 goals – with just the three conceded – matters are certainly looking pretty for the North Yorkshire outfit.

Did you know: Redcar Athletic and Richmond Town have met before, as the two clubs shared a division in the Wearside League not too long ago. 

LAST TIME OUT

Redcar Athletic 4-0 Thornaby

Last in North Riding Senior Cup action in October, Redcar Athletic settled a first competitive clean sheet of the season with a fairly routine triumph over Teesside rivals, Thornaby.

Balanced finely on a knife’s edge, the deserved dismissal of the Blues’ David Webb offered the Steelmen the impetus needed, as James Sayer’s deft flick soon began the rout.

Subsitute Isaac Walker added number two from the spot, wrapping up the scoring in the depths of stoppage time with a delicately-taken acrobatic finish.

The forward’s double sandwiched a second goal since return for Donny Holdsworth; the fan-favourite reacted quickly to force a loose ball over the line, although admittedly, a goal accreditation panel may have decreed it an own goal…

None of that down here though, so Donny’s goal it is!

TEAM NEWS

A WOODSmith Construction North Riding Senior Cup bout, there are a few notable absences through tournament regulations.

The North Riding FA deem a player should not feature for multiple clubs throughout the competition, as is the standard, leaving a quintet of new winter additions bound to the sidelines.

Having debuted on Saturday afternoon, Charlie Graham will have to wait for his second appearance, starting for Northallerton Town in a 3-1 defeat to Northern Premier League outfit, Whitby Town.

Adam Boyes, Curtis Round, Jason Kennedy and Kevin Burgess are all unavilable for selection, each part of the Marske United side which narrowly bested Yarm and Eaglescliffe in a thrilling, but tight affair.

The five new arrivals will be flanked on the sidelines by Anthony Bell, as the midfielder joins the injury list following a blow to the knee during Saturday’s triumph over North Shields.

Further absences, Jack Blackford and Callum Roberts were both registered after the fixture was originally scheduled, rendering them ineligible for selection. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Joining us at Green Lane this evening? Here’s all of the important matchday details you’ll need to enjoy your stay…

FINDING BM BI-FOLD GREEN LANE

Nestled just off the coast road – with impeccable views out to sea, and across Cleveland – Green Lane sits off a residential road of the same name.

The ground can be found using the postcode TS10 3RW, just opposite the rugby and squash clubs at the foot of the street. 

ADMISSION

Affordable football for all, admission into Green Lane is tonight REDUCED.

Entry to the ground will cost just £6 for adults, whilst those eligible as a concession – students and OAPs – pay £3.

A match outside the confines of the Northern League, Redcar Athletic Membership will NOT be applicable.

PARKING

In courtesy of our neighbours, please park respectfully in designated car parks in the vicinity of Green Lane.

There is to be absolutely NO street parking.

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