Redcar Athletic can confirm the departure of popular forward, Sonni Coleman, who joins Northallerton Town.

Coleman links up with his former strike partner – Craig Hutchinson – over at the Calvert’s Stadium, as well as fellow former Steelman, Dom Moan.

Sonni Coleman in action against his new club, Northallerton. (Photo: Trevor Wilkinson)

The forward joined Redcar Athletic in the summer of last year as part of a successful treble signing, which also saw the introduction of Donny Holdsworth.

Coleman went on to make 38 appearances in red and navy that season, playing a pivotal role as the Steelmen clinched a record best, sixth place finish in Division One.

Nicknamed ‘The Goalman’, Sonni found the net 15 times during the club’s march towards the top six, scoring the decisive goal on the final day to leapfrog Whickham at Green Lane.

The 26-year-old found game time limited in the new campaign, but still added to his Redcar tally, netting another goal – and an assist – during the empahtic Isuzu FA Vase triumph over Esh Winning.

Sonni was responsible for a number of memorable moments, including the decisive goal in the derby at the KGV Ground in March, a fixture which this season rather poetically proved his last.

Coleman battles for the ball against Synthonia last season.
Sonni challenges for the ball on his Redcar debut in pre-season. (Photo: Trevor Wilkinson)

The forward is the latest in a long line of players to make the move to Northallerton, where he’ll find a number of familiar faces.

Former Steelmen forward Craig Hutchinson currently leads the line for the Town, whilst Dom Moan made the move to the North Yorkshire outfit last week.

Everyone at Redcar Athletic would like to wish Sonni Coleman all the best in his future endeavours, he will be truly missed.

Go and smash it, Sonni, just not against us…

ISUZU FA VASE FOOTBALL AT GREEN LANE

Next Saturday, Redcar Athletic welcome Padiham in the second qualifying round of the Izusu FA Vase.

A win for the Steelmen would take the club into the national portion of the tournament for the first time in their short history, and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Ticket details to be announced shortly.

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