Redcar Town 1-0 Billingham Synthonia – Ebac Northern League Division Two

Redcar Town inched past Billingham Sythonia to pick up all three points in this Division Two clash.

The first half saw both sides fail to create many clear-cut chances, as both did well to stop the other from playing.

The first chance of the game went to the away side 19 minutes in – Matty Willshaw saw his effort from the edge of the area comfortably saved by Redcar stopper Mike Algie.

Josh Shilham followed that up in the 27th minute when he beat the challenge of two defenders before firing wide of the post.

Redcar came close just after the half hour mark when Sam Webster saw an effort well saved by Ben Fairless.

The hosts took the lead just before half time – Connor Prest’s brilliant whipped cross was met with a header by Kyran Clark, who glanced the ball home on his first start of the season.

Redcar started the second half strongly – captain Joe Bennett and Clark both saw efforts go just over from distance within five minutes of the restart.

The hosts then had two quick fire chances in the 56th minute. Kurtis Howes sent an effort wide of the post after Jack Chapman’s cutback.  From the resulting goal kick, Howes intercepted the ball after Synners tried to play out from the back, however he could only fire wide of the post.

The remainder of the second half didn’t leave much to talk about. Synners pushed forward in search of an equaliser but Redcar held firm to secure all three points.

Redcar Town travel to Ryton and Crawcrook Albion in their next game, whilst Billingham Synthonia travel to Birtley Town.

Adam Gill