The thoughts of first team boss Carl Jarrett, as Redcar Athletic bowed out of the WOODSmith Construction Senior Cup.

Jarrett issued a thank you to those who were drafted in to help out amidst a mass availability crisis, but admitted he was bitterly disappointed in the manner of the exit.

Perhaps boasting the better of a tight first half, Redcar’s odd assortment of talent slumped to a five goal thrashing come the resumption of play.

Stuart Rose opened the floodgates on the brink of the half, driving home from a smart pullback, before Callum Hickman’s sensational curler saw in the second half rout.

Harry Thompson caught Matty Wilkinson off his line from deep in the midfield, putting paid to any lasting hopes, as Stuart Rose wrapped up his treble courtesy of two defensive mistakes.


Disappointed to see his side crash out, more so due to the manner of the defeat, Carl Jarrett was a man of few words following the full time whistle.

The boss understood the magnitude of the challenge at hand with such a makeshift squad, thanking those who stood in to help, but expressing his frustrations at such a capitulation.

First and foremost, I just want to thank the lads that have helped us out in tonight’s game.

Everyone knew that we were struggling for numbers leading up to the game, and me and ‘Macca’ have tried our hardest to get a squad together.

In the last week, we’ve been trying to see who was available, and who could play in the cup. Even when we did sign players (Nathan Dale), they still weren’t able to play!

So, yeah, fair play to those lads that have come in to help us out.

The game hasn’t gone how we wanted it to, obviously, when you look at that scoreline. There’s not much more I can say than that, really.

I’m disappointed with the way that we’ve gone out.

I thought in the first half we put up a fight, and we could have scored a couple of goals maybe. We played some half decent stuff. But it’s as I’ve said, goals change games, don’t they.

It’s like I said on Saturday, if you don’t put the ball in the back of the net, then you get punished, and we did. Three or four minutes into the second half, and they’ve scored a ‘worldie,’ then someone’s scored from 40, 45 yards, and just knocked the stuffing out of us.

We made some changes, gave some of the young lads a bit of a run around, and just tried to see the game off really, not for it to get any further away from us.

Fair play to the lads for grafting, and that’s really all I can say.


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