Match Report: Linthorpe Academicals 4-13 Redcar Athletic Under-23s

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Mark Hathaway

Redcar Athletic Under-23s coach

Redcar Athletic Under-23s demolished Linthorpe Academicals to maintain second place in the league table.

Athletic started on the front foot, with Jack Williams firing over the bar with just 90 seconds on the clock.

Redcar thought they’d took the lead on six minutes when a shot from Tom Newton appeared to go in, but the referee waved play on.

However, it wasn’t long before Athletic took the lead, when a Jamie Hill shot was cleared off the line, but Ste Sullivan was on hand to fire into the top corner.

It was 2-0 on 13 minutes when Jack Williams sent Tom Newton clear, and the striker, who escaped the offside trap, finished neatly into the far corner.

The home side got a goal back immediately when a mistake at the back allowed the striker to lift the ball over Emrah Isik.

It was 3-1 on 18 minutes when a corner from David Bradley was headed home by Jamie Hill.

After David Bradley fired a shot off the post, it was 4-1 on the half hour when substitute Luke Finegan, on for the injured Jack Williams, drove forward and played a pinpoint pass to Ste Sullivan, who finished expertly.

Just before half time, the home side grabbed a second goal with an excellent finish.

After making four half time changes, Athletic dominated the early stages of the second half.

It was 5-2 on 50 minutes when substitute Cam Thomson played a neat pass to Ste Sullivan, who fired home for his hat trick.

Fellow sub Adil Hanif got on the act, scoring twice in two minutes, first from a cross from Charlie Longster, the second when Cam Thomson saw a shot saved, but Adil was on hand to score the rebound.

Just two minutes later it was 8-2 when a barnstorming run from David Bradley teed up Cam Thomson to score from close range.

Athletic made it five goals in 12 minutes when a clearance from the goalkeeper went straight to Cam Thomson, who rounded the keeper and finished from a tight angle.

Athletic’s concentration then ebbed, allowing the home side to score twice in four minutes.

However, the possible comeback ended with Athletic scoring four times in the last 10 minutes.

First Jamie Hill grabbed the goal of the game with a shot from the edge of the box arrowed into the top corner.

Adil Hanif became the second player to score a hat trick, when a clever short corner from Tom Newton saw the striker fire into the far corner.

It was 12-4 on 83 minutes when Cam Thomson grabbed his hat trick, with another fine finish into the top corner.

As the clock hit 90 minutes, it was 13 when Tom Newton grabbed his second, thanks to another assist from David Bradley.

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