Redcar Newmarket v Guisborough Town
On a rain-swept night at Laurence Jackson School last night, Guisborough Town produced a deluge of goals to sink local Teesside rivals Redcar Newmarket 9-2.
The Priorymen were in blistering form and surged into a 5-0 by half-time.
Shawn Spozio put Guisborough 1-0 up after 16 minutes when he slotted home a lovely shot into the bottom right hand corner.
Then Sonni Coleman made it 2-0 on 28 minutes with a low shot into the other corner of the Newmarket net.
Four minutes later Spozio grabbed his second goal when he coolly rounded the Redcsr keeper to slot home for 3-0 to the Priorymen.
Then just two minutes after that Joe Ferguson got in on the scoring act for Guisborough, poking the ball home through the Redcar keeper’s legs from a few yards out for 4-0.
In the 39th minute Guisborough went nap against Newmaket with a fifth goal from Mason McNeil who scored after weaving his way through the Redcar defence.
Six minutes after the interval Paul Young made it 6-0 with a tap-in and then two minutes after that recent new signing Nathan Guru increased Guisborough’s lead to 7-0 with a header from a Mark Robinson corner.
It took Guisborough another 15 minutes before their next goal from midfielder Harry Thompson in the 68th minute to make it 8-0.
Guisborough’s scintillating scoring burst was rounded off in the 70th minute when Coleman became the second Prioryman on the night to score a brace and make it 9-0.
To their credit Newmarket kept plugging away and were rewarded with two consolation goals in the last 23 minutes to make the final score 9-2 to the irrepressible Priorymen!
After the game an obviously delighted Guisborough Manager Gary Forster richly praised his side’s performance.
He commented:”Things are going well for us and after the prolonged lockdown we strongly needed to get this second pre-season friendly under our belts.
“Naturally I was very pleased with our attacking play tonight. That said though, the foundations for this excellent victory were laid at the back by our defenders Nathan Guru and Charlie Marshall. They were both in formidable form!
“I do feel that we need to get on the lookout for one or two more players in the final third to provide more support up front especially to Sonni Coleman, who once again worked his socks off tonight.”
Gary continued: “While I’m happy that we are back playing at long last, we do need more game time so we can get back into more good habits out on the pitch.
“We are running out of time before we are due to play our scheduled first FA Cup qualifier of the season on 1st September followed by our first league match scheduled for 5th September” added Gary.
Guisborough’s next two pre-season friendlies will provide much sterner tests for the Priorymen with the annual John Butterfield Memorial Trophy match against old rivals Marske at the KGV Stadium next Thursday, 20 August followed by the Micky Skinner Memorial match at home to Whitby Town on Tuesday, 25 August.
Sadly both games will be played behind closed doors again unless there is a further announcement from the UK Government and the FA about relaxing the strict Covid-19 restrictions currently in place for sporting fixtures.
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