The thoughts of the Redcar boss, as a spirited Seaham Red Star stood firm to snatch a share of the spoils.

For the first time since taking the helm, Carl Jarrett’s men failed to find the net, a frustration founded through both a well organised opposition, and poor finishing.


Far from short on opportunities, the Steelmen spurned a bank of chances across an otherwise perfect ninety minutes, as the Redcar boss lamented uncharacteristic woes in attack.

Quizzed on the frustration of being held for the first time in his tenure, Carl Jarrett admitted his side lacked composure in font of goal, but was quick to praise their efforts and endeavour.


I spoke to the lads in the changing rooms there, I think they all know themselves, they don’t need me coming in and banging on the doors and stuff like that.

I think they all know that we’re frustrated, because, just little things let us down tonight.

I thought defensively we were very strong, I didn’t think they looked like they were going to break us down at all. We defended really well. A clean sheet.

I can’t even remember them (Seaham Red Star) having a shot on target if I’m honest. One, maybe. On that side of things, I thought we were great.

I’ve just said to the lads, goals change games.

I think in the first half we had six clear-cut chances, and we haven’t put the ball in the back of the net.

That’s what we’ve been brilliant at in the last five games, as we’ve started to play the way that we’re wanting to play.

On that side, it’s very frustrating that we haven’t actually put one away.

We need to be looking at that, we needed to be better in front of goal tonight.

I think that was the key area, it was just the final third. It was either that little pass that just didn’t happen, or someone didn’t make a good connection on the ball for the shot.

But, I can’t fault the lads’ attitude, and I can’t fault the lads’ work rate. I’ve just said there, we’ve gone the last four games with eleven men. It’s the first time I’ve had some subs that I can actually use, with no disrespect to Lee Bullock.

It’s those things that have been very hard. I’m not making excuses, as we’ve just come off a five game winning run.

It’s fair play to them, but you know, obviously, we’re disappointed that we haven’t got the result that we wanted, but I’m happy, sort of, in the work rate that we’ve put in.

We’re trying to make sure that the lads understand to keep adding to the performances they’ve been putting in over the last five games, where we’ve won. Even tonight.

We need to carry on doing the right things, playing how we want to play, how we want to set up. If we keep that attitude right, then results will come.

We are creating a lot of chances at goal. We’re playing some great football at the present minute.

It’s a joy to watch, really, from the sidelines. Just, when you don’t score goals and you don’t win games, then it’s frustrating.

‘Colly’ has got these (Seaham Red Star) set up well. They knew we were possession based, and that we’d have a lot of the ball. On a Tuesday night, it’s a very hard game.

Still, our expectation is to beat these, and take that momentum into the next game. We’ve got a tough game against Carlisle City on Saturday, they’ll be set up well, and it will be a tough game. Let’s see what we can do!


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