Carl Jarrett offered his thoughts on a frustrating point, as wasted opportunities forewent the possibility of a winning Northern League return.

The Redcar boss again bemoaned poor finishing, lamenting upwards of twenty spurned chances, as Crook tucked a rare sight at goal away.

Adam Boyes rose the highest to mark an authoritative first half showing, nodding home Redcar’s first goal in over 300 minutes of football from Jack Blackford’s deep cross.

Missed chances to boot, Nicholas Marley stroked home to restore parity, offering a just reward to the fine voice of the travelling supporters, but piling further misery on the Steelmen’s goalmouth woes.

CARL JARRETT

Frustrated to be once more discussing wasted opportunities, Carl Jarrett berated his forwards, criticising a lack of composure in front of goal.

It’s the same thing I’ve been saying for about the past four or five games.

We’re creating chances, we’re playing some lovely football from the back, but between 45 yards and the goal, it’s just breaking down. We’re just not taking our chances.

Like I said to the lads in there, if you don’t concede, then you get a point, and what changes games? Goals. What wins you games? Goals. Unfortunately, at the present minute, we’re just not scoring enough.

The chances we created today must’ve been in the double figures, yet again, and we just can’t put the ball in the back of the net. We’re just not clinical enough in front of goal.

It was a tough one, that one. I said to the lads at half time, the next 10 minutes would be big for us. If they get the equaliser, it would go right to the wire, but if we get it, we could knock three of four past them.

Of course, it’s gone the other way for us, which is unlucky.

We didn’t start the half well, at all. We were very slow. To be honest I thought the whole performance looked very slow. It was a very lethargic game today.

People were just plodding around. I hate that word, plodding, and I hate the word unlucky.

It’s just asking people to do their jobs, and put the ball in the back of the net when we get the chances, that’s all.

I thought (Nathan) Guru was very good today, defensively again. He won all of his headers against quite a big lad.

Jack Blackford played really well, in certain areas. Especially in the first 25 minutes. We tired to get him on the ball a lot. We thought we could isolate him out wide.

We scored a good goal to be fair to ‘Bosh,’ he’s stuck the ball in the back of the net.

The problem is we’ve had 10 or 15 chances, just to put one of them in, and that’s what’s let us down, yet again, today.

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