Redcar's take on a stellar start for new boss Carl Jarrett.
Fans flocked to social media to offer their thoughts on a surreal week for Redcar Athletic, aptly wrapped up by a debut goal from Adam Boyes, and a sought-after three points.
From acquiring the services of the legendary Carl Jarrett, to the quartet of additions from the late Marske United, the Steelmen have peaked the interest of many in the early stages of 2024.
With a captive audience to boot, Redcar Athletic made the short trip to the Calvert Stadium, edging out a struggling, but spirited Northallerton with a slender one-goal advantage.
Dubbed a ‘natural born finisher’, and renowned as one of the finest sporting personalities in the north east, Adam Boyes racked up the likes with a debut header, sinking the ‘Ally’ in front of a abnormally Redcar-centric away crowd.
Here’s how the town of Redcar – and beyond – reacted to Friday night delight against Northallerton Town…
First to capture interest was the eagerly-anticipated teamsheet, donning some rather unexpected names.
Adam Boyes, Curtis Round, Jason Kennedy and Kev Burgess – all displaced from Marske United – were named in the first eleven of Carl Jarrett’s tenure, making for arguably the strongest side fielded by the club in it’s short history.
FootiePrint, the Steelmen’s official programme designer, commented: “Siri, show me the strongest Northern League team in a LONG time!”
Another simply added: “Some side that!”
As for the match, fans were delighted to see the indominable Adam Boyes write his name of the scoresheet in red and navy.
The Famous Yorkshireman captured his thoughts on Twitter/X, saying: “Took Bosh 38 minutes to score his first goal for Redcar. Imagine my shock.”
Another aptly added: “Cunning.”
A first win in six to spark the tenure of Carl Jarrett, many were keen to offer their take on a historic affair.
The Redcar boss himself commented: “Great start to the new journey last night (at Redcar Athletic). Three points, clean sheet and no bookings. Lads’ attitude has been great since coming to club, and thanks for the supporters who turned up last night.”
One fan said: “Glad I made the journey. Not a great spectacle by any stretch, but I don’t believe Redcar ever really looked troubled. First game I have watched this year where our goalkeeper hasn’t been exposed countless times throughout the game. Looked solid. Good one chaps.”
Another offered: “Boyes and Round played a very good game, I was also impressed with Walker’s movement on and off the ball. All players played a very good game of football on such a poor pitch, well done lads.”
The pitch was a topic of discussion for many, with supporters quick to praise Athletic’s effort in spite of the added trouble.
“Awful pitch tonight,” one fan said, “but the lads still managed to control the game, and should have been a more comfortable score line.”
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