Jarrett lamented a ‘lack of quality’ as Redcar taste bitter defeat to promotion-chasing Heaton Stannington.

The Redcar boss offered quality and transition as two key words for his side, denoting his frustrations at a ‘topsy-turvy’ game.

Trailing inside two minutes, Redcar Athletic were forced to rethink Carl Jarrett’s game plan not seconds from the referee’s whistle.

Andy Burn lashed the ball out of his feet to breach Callum Roberts’ defences after just a minute and a half, forcing the Steelmen to fight for scraps in an effort to restore parity.

A save from the penalty spot spurred Redcar on to a leveller, as Adam Boyes forced home on a quick break, only for Burn to produce a stunning chip to snatch the momentum right back.

A defensive calamity offered a spirited Heaton Stannington goal number three, and the plaudits for fan-favourite Andy Burn, who wrapped up his treble with due composure.


Left to rue a ‘lack of quality’ on the ball, Jarrett berated his Redcar side for their endeavour whilst in transition.

Well, first and foremost, I’m bitterly disappointed that we’ve lost.

It’s been very frustrating, like I’ve just said in there, in the interview (with Nova Radio), it’s one of them where it’s been a topsy-turvy game for us.

Little bits we did really, really well, we had some great chances at times.

It was just a lack of quality that let us down today.

There were two key words for us: quality, and transition.

On transition, I didn’t think we were good enough; I didn’t think we were hungry enough out of transition.

I just thought at times, key passes where we could’ve created more chances, broke into dangerous areas… I just thought that our quality let us down today, a lot.

Labelled a ‘topsy-turvy’ game, Jarrett was ‘disappointed’ to see his side have to fight from behind for all but five minutes.

Heaton were never forced to come above second gear, and for the Redcar boss, that simply wasn’t good enough on the day.

It doesn’t help conceding within two minutes.

You’re asking the lads to keep nice and tight, put good balls into good areas, but within two minutes, you’re one-nil down.

You’re fighting for a goal, and you get one back. It’s a great goal by Boysie, he worked hard on the halfway line, and then obviously put the ball in the back of the net.

Then we’ve given a penalty away, which I thought was a penalty. Cal saves it, which is fair enough, but then you go two-one down and you’re fighting again.

I can’t wait to see the third goal back, because I feel it was just a calamity.

Four defenders going for one ball, leaving Joe Ferguson in a three-on-one at the back.

I’ve said to the lads, it’s not a case that they’re not working hard enough for me, or for the club.

Today, we just had a real lack of quality on the ball.


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