Redcar Newmarket U19 v Nunthorpe
By Mal Bean
Great game and good performance from ourselves with an injured squad against this year’s league champions a team with a prolific goal scorer who will hit double figures in some games this season.
Nunthorpe have moved home a club, which is well run by Colin, and great to play on a good grass pitch yesterday we will play on some small ploughed fields this season so enjoy the good ones.
Defending a strong wind our back line defended well catching the fast attacking force of the home team off side on many occasions. However, in the end, the ref who is always under the influence did not call an off side and 1-0 down we went. but we continued to be resilient with the back line of Chris Elan Matty and Michael defending well backed up with Nunthorpes MOM Tom B producing some great goalkeeping but then 2 bad injury’s to Elan and Tom K upset our shape and we went in at HT 3-0 to the home team.
The second half we now had the wind and with Mark, James Archie Sam K getting the ball forward to Curtis Leon and Jack who were working hard to create something and soon we had the game back in our hands when Curtis scored a great goal it changed the game. The back now reshaped with Stuart producing some quality defending against a quality attack, Nunthorpe were on the ropes when James scored to make it 3-2. New legs on for the injured and Harrison who was up for the game with some fast play on the wing.
With time running out we piled players forward and we gained a free kick, Archie stepped up and hit a cracking shot into the underside of the top corner, but somehow it hit the keeper and came out and with only minutes left Nunthorpe broke, a ball cleared of the line was judged to be over the line by the ref who was at the half way line obviously a little more from the little bottle at ht.
However, no excuses the best team won on the day but we gave them a go WELL DONE LADS.