Match Report: The Erimus 3-6 Redcar Athletic Under-23s

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Mark Hathaway

Redcar Athletic Under-23s coach

Redcar Athletic Under-23s prepared for their cup final this Sunday with a victory against The Erimus FC.

Athletic nearly got off to the perfect start in the opening minute when Rylee Frost played a sublime ball to Tyler Atkinson, who crossed from the right to Ste Sullivan, who fired just wide.

The Under-23s opened the scoring on 11 minutes when a cross from Cam Thomson was met by Ste Sullivan, who fired home from 12 yards.

At the other end, Erimus nearly equalised on 17 minutes when a neat move ended with number five firing just wide.

Within a minute, it was 2-0 when David Bradley did brilliantly to win the ball and pass to Cam Thomson, who saw his right wing cross turned home by an Erimus defender.

At the other end, Erimus had another excellent chance, but again missed the target.

However, it was 2-1 on 25 minutes when Erimus were awarded a penalty following a foul by Ethan Cartwright, which was comfortably converted.

Ethan Cartwright then headed a deep Cam Thomson corner wide, before the home side made it 2-2 just after the half hour, when Athletic were unable to clear the ball and the Erimus player found the far corner with a lovely strike.

With five minutes to go until half time, Athletic retook the lead when Ste Sullivan was fouled in the box, and Cam Thomson stepped up to send the ‘keeper the wrong way from the spot.

Cam Thomson nearly added a fourth on the stroke of half time, but his long range effort went just over the bar.

It was 4-2 just after half time when David Bradley teed up Jamie Hill, who had a simple finish at the far post.

It was 4-3 on 50 minutes when the Erimus number 18 finished neatly.

However, Athletic weren’t to be denied and made it 5-3 just past the hour mark with the goal of the game from David Bradley.

The scoring ended on 70 minutes when Athletic were awarded their second penalty for a push in the back on Jamie Hill, who stepped up to confidently convert the penalty.

Player of the Match was Jacob Spence, who stepped up from our Under-18 team, and looked very comfortable on the ball.

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