Everything you need to know in one place, as Green Lane gears up for a Friday night derby with Guisborough Town.

A Northern League clash beyond the familiar monotony, Redcar Athletic welcome their East Cleveland rivals to BM Bi-Fold Green Lane for possibly the most anticipated evening on the calendar.

Separated by a mere seven miles – and just two points in the table – the brewing rivalry is expected to draw a bumper crowd to the Redcar seafront, with stellar ‘footy scran’ and live entertainment on offer.

Here’s all the key details ahead of the Steelmen’s Friday night spectacular against Teesside rivals, Guisborough Town…

Redcar Athletic celebrate derby win over Guisborough Town. (Photo: Peter Milburn)

MATCH PREVIEW

Who really are Guisborough Town? How do they match up with the Steelmen? Who’s likely to get the nod upfront from Gary Forster?

For a footballing breakdown of Green Lane’s most anticipated affair of the season, Ash Stone has you covered in the latest Match Preview.

TICKETS

An enticing encounter, balanced on a knife’s edge, Green Lane is promised yet another evening of unmissable non-league football.

With a high turnout expected, fans can opt to purchase their tickets in advance, and avoid long queuing times outside the ground.

On the day admission is also to be available at the turnstile.

FINDING GREEN LANE

Tucked away amongst grassy fields with spectacular views out to sea, BM Bi-Fold Green Lane sits just off the coast road, opposite the rugby and squash clubs.

BM Bi-Fold Green Lane. (Photo: Ash Stone)

Whether you are an avid Athletic fan, a nosy neutral, or travelling with the Priorymen, we look forward to welcoming you through the gates on the Redcar seafront this evening. 

BM Bi-Fold Green Lane, Green Lane, Redcar, TS10 3RW

ADMISSION

The gates to Green Lane will open at 6:00pm, with the referee sounding the whistle to start the match at around 7:30pm.

Tickets are priced at £7 for adults, £4 for concessions, and £2 for u16s, and can be purchased at the gate with cash or card.

Redcar Athletic Membership holders should use the main turnstile as usual.

PARKING

Parking at Green Lane is – as always – somewhat limited, but the surrounding areas are more than suited to accompany a large crowd both legally and respectfully.

Redcar Rugby Club have kindly opened their car park to spectators, at a £2 charge, whilst Headland Public Car Park on the Stray is just a short walk from the ground, offering plenty of extra spaces.

Please do not park on the streets, to help keep disruption to our neighbours to an absolute minimum.

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS

With Christmas just around the corner, Redcar Athletic – like so many others – are dedicated to helping those in need.

As a football club, we recognise that too many people face a festive period void of the gifts lauded on social media, and we’re determined to keep up our efforts challenging issues that some face day-to-day. 

We are urging fans attending tonight’s match to bring with them a gift, such as toy or a selection box, to make someone else happy at the most wonderful time of the year.

The town of Redcar has come together in support of those who need it countless times before, and here, on derby day, we are once again asking for the generosity of our non-league family to shine through.

Thank you for your continued support.

MATCH PROGRAMME

Our official match programme, By the Seawilll be available to purchase for £2 from the turnstile, and around the ground.

Programme editor Ash Stone has packed lots of content into this week’s edition, so make sure to pick up your copy!

  • One-on-One: A bumper edition of one-on-one, comparing the Steelmen with their East Cleveland rivals.
  • Ask the Steelmen: A fan-powered interview with Liam Jarvie.
  • Around the Club: The round-up from across Redcar Athletic, including reports from our Ladies’ and under-23s’ latest escapades.
  • (NOT) Around the Grounds: A special edition of John Wilberforce’s column, Around the Grounds.

THE STEELMEN'S BAR

The bar in the Steelmen's. (Photo: Ash Stone)

Open and serving refreshing pints as usual, doors to the Steelmen’s bar open at 6:00pm.

Fans of both clubs are reminded that the bar is currently operating as CARD ONLY.

LIVE MUSIC

On the mic in the Steelmen’s Bar, before and after the action, it’s Mary Webb.

Be sure to show Mary some love in our FanZone this evening, and support her on social media.

RITA'S PANTRY

Whether you’re a seasoned Steelmen supporter, or a travelling Guisborough fan, Rita’s Pantry is the perfect place for a pre-match pint.

Club partners – and avid followers – Rita’s is a real-ale mirco pub on the Redcar esplanade, with a cosy, but vibrant feel.

Join them for a pint on the afternoon, before making the short trip to Green Lane in time for kick-off!

Rita’s Pantry, 1 Esplanade, Redcar, TS10 3AA

SMOKIN' JOES

Tuck into the delicious barbecued food of Smokin’ Joe’s, who will once again serve up their viral Hot Dogg and more from our fanzone.

The local fast-food restaurant recently renovated and took control of the clubhouse at Green Lane, since bringing new tasty treats to their already mouth-watering menu.

Smokin' Joe's in the Redcar Athletic fanzone. (Photo: Ash Stone)

Offering burgers, hot dogs, loaded fries and more, each with a little something extra, be sure to give Smokin’ Joe’s some love this evening.

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