First and foremost, this was a great advert for Evo-Stik League football, with both teams
contributing to a superb game of football. Marske could argue that they edged the
game, with the harsh penalty decision just before half time a key moment.
Marske ended the season as they started it, with a comprehensive 4-0 home win against
Carlton Town, who were also celebrating at full time as Gresley’s 3-0 defeat at
Pontefract Collieries, along with AFC Mansfield’s enforced relegation, saw the Moat
After the disappointing defeat at home to Brighouse in midweek, Marske manager Carl
Jarrett gave the players a chance to redeem themselves, naming an unchanged starting
eleven, with the returning Jamie Owens having to be satisfied with a place on the
A scintillating first half performance was enough to earn Marske a deserved 3 points,
meaning The Seasiders ended the month unbeaten. With Jamie Owens unavailable,
Marske manager Carl Jarrett opted for a front three of James Fairley, Jack Blackford and
Marske headed back to Teesside disappointed, having twice let a goal lead slip on
a wet and cold day in Nottinghamshire. Having passed a 9.30 pitch inspection,
Marske arrived at the ground just as referee Duncan Robertson was holding a
Despite the 0-0 scoreline, this was a thoroughly entertaining game between two
excellent sides where Robert Dean became the hero, adding two penalty saves plus
a successful penalty himself to the two excellent saves he made in regulation time,
Redcar Newmarket put up a valiant performance, especially in the second half
when they caused Marske a few problems, but ultimately Marske’s class told
though a final score of 5-1 was unfair on the North Riding League team.
This was an extremely tight game which Marske just about deserved to win, though
the irony of the winning goal being a penalty will not be lost on Marske fans, after
the terrible penalty decision that denied Marske victory on Saturday.