Gary Forster heaped praise on his Steelmen, who struck EIGHT passed Tow Law in response to last weekend's disappointing defeat.

The boss labelled the frustrating home loss to Penrith the ‘most disappointing result of the season,’ as he appluaded his side’s ability to bounce-back after an emphatic 8-1 victory at Ironworks Road.

Ironworks Road, the home of Tow Law Town FC. (Photo: Ash Stone)

The Lawyers – with interim manager Lee Pratt at the helm – saw the better of the first period, with Isaac Walker’s simple finish restoring parity after Liam Dixon’s shock opener.

Matty Tymon turned the tide in Redcar’s favour after the restart, poking home from Mason McNeill’s pullback cross, before sealing his brace after strong shielding from Liam Jarvie.

The forward notched a goal of his own around the hour mark, following up on a loose block from shot-stopper Ryan Johnson on Isaac Walker’s low drive.

Second half introduction Layton Watts impressed in the final half hour, netting his first goal since early September thanks to a hefty deflection, before picking out the far top corner with a goal-of-the-season contender a minute later.

The returning Donny Holdsworth got himself on the scoresheet in the dying embers, before Oscar Fletcher’s first senior goal wrapped up a thrilling afternoon in the bitter cold for Redcar Athletic.


The result proved unsuprisingly pleasing to first team boss, Gary Forster, who missed last weekend’s defeat due to other commitments.

Gary lauded the mentality Redcar have shown over the course of the season as outstanding, highlighting not just victory over Tow Law, but other results too.

I think last week was probably the most disappointing result of the season.

The first game of the season you can take, and the two other games we’ve lost were difficult games: Heaton Stan by the odd goal, West Auckland by the odd goal…

It shows how far we’ve come as a club really, that we’re disappointed with that.

Gary Forster in the dugouts at BM Bi-Fold Green Lane. (Photo: Trevor Wilkinson)

To come here is difficult. Long grass, bobbly pitch, you can’t really play a lot. Windy day.

I think the bounce-back here shows where we’re headed as a club, and as a side.

I think the North Shields result showed that, when we went down to ten men, and then this there, which is a difficult fixture after the disappointment last week.

It shows something that we’ve got in the club, which obviously we need to grow, and nurture, and if we can do that, I think we’ll become a force to be reckoned with.


A player not short of a bout of criticism, Layton produced his finest display to date against the Lawyers, headlined by a spectacular brace.

The forward added goal number five from distance, helped by a deceptive nick off a defender to dumbfound Ryan Johnson, before netting a goal-of-the-season contender not 90 seconds later.

Layton Watts at BM Bi-Fold Green Lane. (Photo: Dana Malt)

Gary was full of praise for the energetic forward, offering some high-esteemed words, coupled with his coaches’ input.

Layton has got unbelievable ability.

Sometimes it’s hard for him to be on the bench for us, because technically he’s probably one of our best players, if not our best player.

His goal today just showed his quality, and the reason why we brought him in.

He adds goals to us. If we can give him a platform on which to play, and if he can be patient, he can kick on massively towards the back-end of the season, and be a really important player for us.


On the back of one historic Isuzu FA Vase clash at Green Lane, another follows suit, as Redcar Athletic welcome Silsden to the Redcar seafront.

The Northern Counties East League table-toppers sent fellow Teessiders Billingham Synthonia packing in the second qualifying round, and will make for a tough test on yet another ground-breaking day for the town.

Find out more: Redcar Athletic vs Silsden

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