v GUISBOROUGH TOWN RES
By Mal Bean
Wednesday 20/03/2019 ‘home’ to Guisborough Town Reserves, 7.30pm kick off, played at Redcar Town. Excellent pitch and good conditions. Guisborough had a few Northern League players in their team/squad. Even so I thought we were unlucky to lose this game 3 – 2. We matched them for effort, but when they got the lead, they managed the game to see out the win.
The first 15 minutes were pretty even, we had a couple of half chances, Lee J. broke into the away box but his first touch was heavy and the ball went away from him. (6 mins)
(16 mins) and we should have been awarded a penalty when Lee J was brought down in the penalty area from behind. The officials ‘bottled’ it.
(17 mins) and Dale was forced to make a decent save as the Town forward weaved his way through Newmarket into the box, from the corner Woody headed clear the shot from outside the box.
(22 mins) and we went 1 – 0 down. A poor goal to concede, Dale saving at the attackers feet to concede a corner, the ball headed from the back post, looping over everyone and dropping in.
(28 mins) and we could have equalised when Ryan and Adam played a good 1 – 2, with Ryan shooting, just wide of the far post.
On 41 minutes we thought we had equalised, however it was ruled offside to our bemusement!!
On 43 minutes Puckers free kick from 25 yards just went over the nearside of the bar.
Half time 0 – 1.
(47 mins) and a Newmarket corner, saw the Town keeper flapping, losing the ball which was scrambled clear.
51 mins and 1 – 1. The ball played through for LEE J. who was one on one with the keeper, his finish to the far bottom corner of the goal was sublime.
We pressed for a second, a minute later RYAN H through on the left, his attempted lob saved by the advancing keeper.
(57 mins) and we were 2 – 1 down, a ball played in to our box, Dale shouted and came, only managing to palm the ball out to the edge of the box, played back in, the ball fell for a Town player.....goal.
(62 mins) A Newmarket corner, cleared to Ryan, his first time shot just wide.
72 mins and we were 3 – 1 down. Town strangely awarded a free kick on the edge of our box, the kick deflected by Mr. Duncan passed Dale. The ref got this one wrong awarding the kick in the first place. This has been our downfall recently.
As lads tired, and injuries caused problems we were forced to make a few changes which upset out momentum. At times we were slow getting the ball forward, but when we did we caused problems.
90 + 2. 3 – 2, CALLUM Mc with a corner from the left curled straight in.
MOM = PUCKERS.
The team = Dale, Callum, Liam J (Capt.) Woody and Peter P.
Lee J., Puckers, Dan, Adam and Leon.
Ryan up front.
Subs = Conrad for Lee J., Andy for Adam, Callum Mc for Leon, Lewis G. for Peter P. Stu T not used.
Disappointing result, but we could take a lot from the team performance.