v STOCKTON WEST END
By Mal Bean
THE ‘TAFFY TATLER’.....2018 – 2019 season.
Saturday 16/03/2019 away to STOCKTON WEST END, league leaders.
Again due to players missing for one reason or another, suspension, injury and whatever, we were forced to make changes, sign two new players, call up some of the ‘old guard’ and play lads with injuries. Thanks to these lads for their commitment.
The team – Dale, Callum, Woody (back from injury) Pete Passman and Mike Benson.
Leon, Lewis U. (Captain.) Puckers, Adam and Callum McNally.
Up front – Chris Varney.
Subs – Lee J. (On for Leon) Hodgey (on for Chris V.) Marko (on for Lewis) and Archie (Under 19’s on for Callum Mc.)
We lost the game 7 – 1, but this was not down to the commitment of the lads playing, they continued to battle for 90 minutes and were a credit to Redcar Newmarket.
Some of the goals were which were conceded could have been prevented. Certain players did tire, players were getting used to each other/the team and at times we were a bit naive. BUT, we kept going.
We played with the wind in the first half, on a cold wet and very windy 3G surface, which Stockton are used to. We nearly went behind after 5 minutes when a back pass to Dale was mis-controlled slightly and he was put under pressure, Dale managed to scramble the ball clear, followed up within seconds with a save as the ball headed into the top left corner.
A minute later we were 1 – 0 down as we left gaps at the back and SWE found a man free on the edge of the box and we were punished.
On 20 minutes we were 2 – 0 down, as a free kick was awarded at the edge of our box for an unknown reason, the shot deflected past Dale.
30 minutes, 3 – 0. SWE attacker made space for himself at the edge of our box, his shot wrong-footing Dale.
35 minutes and a 25 yard effort from Adam forced a flying save.
40 minutes and a Lewis free kick was cleared as it went goal bound, Puckers’ corner was headed off the home goal-line.
A minute later and we were 4 – 0 down. Caught out at the back as we pushed forward, Dale managed to save the initial shot, pushing it onto the bar, the ball fell kindly for a SWE player who made no mistake.
HALF TIME. 4 -0. Hodgey on for Chris and ‘Marko’ on for Lewis who was playing with an injury. Credit to the lad as he wanted to play on!!
SWE now had the wind which had picked up. 50 minutes and Dale with a fine one handed save as the home team shot from the left of the box, the attacker being allowed to cut inside too easily.
60 minutes. 5 – 0. The ball played to the right of our box, as players tried to prevent the shot, the ball was played back across Dale to the far corner. SWE allowed time in the middle to play the initial pass.
63 minutes and ‘Marko’ in midfield with a great run before picking out Leon on the right of the box, his shot saved low down, forcing a corner.
67 minutes. 6 – 0. A SWE corner to the back post, man free, free header, goal.
70 minutes. 7 – 0. We were tiring a bit now, some players having not played for a while. As we tried to play it out from the back we gave possession away, the ball played to the left of our goal, the attacker picking his spot to score.
72 minutes, and for me the goal of the game with a fine passing game by Newmarket through midfield, to Hodgey in the box who laid it off for Callum Mc.Nally who slotted home. 7 – 1.
Dale was forced to make a couple of fine saves (74 and 76) saving low down to his right, then tipping over a cross/shot.
78 and 80 mins. Lee Jeffo and Archie on. We had a couple more chances as did SWE but no more goals.
90 minutes. 7 – 1.
MOM = ADAM. Well deserved, always a threat to the home team. Credit to all the lads for effort, especially Woody, Callum and Peter Passman.
WEDNESDAY 20/03 – home to Guisborough Town Reserves. (Playing at Redcar Town.)
23/03 – Bedale home (Cup).
30/03 – Redcar Town home (L).
06/04 – Grangetown B. C. home. (Cup)
10/04 – Boro Rangers away. WEDNESDAY 6pm K.O. (L).
We need to get a settled team lads for what is left of the season, league and cup games. 16 players unavailable yesterday, people moan that we are under achieving, that we need to ‘turn it round’ then choose not to be available! For matches OR TRAINING!! We, as a team can only do it if YOU commit.
Finally, debts are getting out of hand again. Please, get them sorted, sooner rather than later. They won’t go away!!
Lads please can we settle these debts ASAP . The club is £217 down in money owed in fines and subs
Pete- £15 subs v Staithes x2 + Kader+ booking v Staithes subs training 7/3 subs v Boro R. V SWE
Dan £3 subs v Kader +£65 red card v Kader
Rob £55 red card v Kader
Ryann £5 yellow card v Farsley +£3 - hat
£10 booking v Whitby Fishermen
Dowsey £10 yellow card v Farsley
Leon £6 subs v Boro R & SWE
Jamie £3 subs v Boro R
Marcus £30 10th caution v Boro R
£3 subs training 14/3/19