Redcar Newmarket U19 v Grangetown
By Mal Bean
The official match report below sums up the game well but I would like to give credit to Grangetown they were 2 down and due to very bad defending we allowed them back in the game. But it was a good game and a credit to under 19s football. We scored 3 against a good defence yesterday with a class display from our own Tom Keogh
(MOM) and great defending from Grangetown’s center back Reece Bowley (MOM).
A fiercely-competitive seven-goal thriller saw NRFL Under 19 Division leaders Grangetown edge home in the dying minutes, when striker Ben Martin netted his fourth goal of this derby game. Visitors Redcar Newmarket were quickly into their stride and were two up within 15 minutes, thanks to Michael Urban
and Tom Keogh
's goals. Grangetown were then awarded a penalty which Martin calmly converted, he then added his and the Boys Club's second, moments later, winning the race to a through ball and lobbing home. Newmarket went ahead again with a stunning 30-yard James Waldon
drive, but Grangetown were not to be denied and after hitting the woodwork three times, Martin headed home his third, before clinching the points, almost on the final whistle.