Redcar Newmarket U15 v STOCKTON SAINTS
By Mal Bean
This was a night game played on 3G as time is running out games are needing to be played, this was always going to be a tough game as SS were in good form and flying up the table....SS kicked the game off on the very big pitch which had a zip to the surface with the afternoon rain what fallen, both teams weren't giving much away SS slightly on top as the half went on and RN struggle to get there passing going, the SS number 10 was very busy up top drifting in from the left and going into a strikers role giving Corner & Karlsson problems on who to pick him up, as he broke away only to be foiled be a save on the front post from Levett, a deep cross from the right wing by SS was met by the 10 who peeled off the last man and hit a superb left footed shot in to the top corner to put SS 1-0 up, Saints were on top for the rest of the half as Corner then took up marking the pacey striker and done a great job on him to keep the score to 1-0 at the break.HTA few changes needed to happen as Davison was getting no change out of the 2 centre backs who clobbered him at every opportunity so big JACK SMITH
was put on up top and Davison moved to the RW to exploit the Saints LB who looked vulnerable, RN looked better in the 2nd half growing more into the game and creating chances, half way through the half the move of the game happened with Davison driving forward the releasing Smith into the channel who got to the touch line cut back in and squared the ball too Carragher to smash home the equaliser, you could see RN had final ignited and they began to play how we knew they could, constant pressure and build up play going forward forcing a corner for Carragher to tap home his and RN's second, SS still had attacks and looked threatening but our solid defence coped well and with Blake in front of them he was having a great game, then the goal of the season contender occurred with Carragher volleying the ball into the top corner from well outside the box to complete his hat-trick superb goal, RN seen out the game and were pleased to get the 3pts in a tough game which took them some time to get going.....MOM - JAY CORNER
- Outstanding performance at the back marking a very dangerous player!!!!