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Wearside League Redcar Athletic enjoyed a comfortable derby victory over Wolviston on Wednesday.

By Andrew McElvaney

Wolviston had to survive a barrage in the opening 10 minutes in the constant pouring rain from Redcar Athletic but they managed to stifle Michael Woodhouse and 2 efforts on target from Andy Jennings. On 26 minutes Lewis Wood cut his way through between defenders into the box but then when a more calm finish may have been more appropriate he elected to blast the ball into the back of the net only to see his shot sail over the bar. Redcar Athletic's pressure finally paid off in the 29th minute when Lewis Wood curled in a corner from the left and KRISTIAN KAMARA planted a bullet header into the back of the net. The lead was doubled on 36 minutes when Andy Jennings pinged a ball forward which split the Wolviston defence putting MICHAEL WOODHOUSE clear and he raced into area, then rounded keeper Jonathan McLone before slotting the ball into the empty net.

H-T Redcar Athletic 2 v 0 Wolviston

Wolviston came out in the 2nd half and were much more competitive making Redcar Athletic battle all the way, giving the 50 or so hardy souls who turned up in such foul conditions an entertaining game to watch. However Wolviston could could not prevent themselves from going 3-0 down when Redcar Athletic were awarded a penalty just before the hour mark when Kristian Kamara was felled in the area whilst in full flight towards goal and ANDY JENNINGS blasted his spot kick into net. However Wolviston pulled a goal back in the 66th minute when after a mad scramble in the Redcar Athletic penalty area the ball fell to substitute NATHAN BAYES 15 yards out and he fired a fierce low shot through a ruck of players into bottom left hand corner of the net. Wolviston would have made it an interesting final 3 minutes had Matthew Berry in the Redcar Athletic not pulled off a stunning full length save to fingertip Josh Chambers stunning 87th minute 20 yard rising shot, which looked destined for the top left hand corner of the net, an over the bar. That was the last beat of a pulsating derby match.

F-T Redcar Athletic 3 v 1 Wolviston 

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