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Redcar Town 0-4 Newcastle Blue Star (23/12/2023)

Yesterday, Newcastle Blue Star provided their fans with a Christmas treat, winning 4-0 in a dominant display against Redcar Town.

Goals from Euan Anderson, Callum Larmouth, Dan Turner and Harvey Walsh handed Blue Star the victory – a win, which means Blue Star sit top of the league on Christmas day.

Blue Star took the trip to Teesside looking to build on their impressive start to life under Marc Nash. Redcar meanwhile entered the fixture hoping for an upset, sat fourth from bottom before the game.

Despite the wind doing its best to disrupt the flow of the game, Blue Star controlled possession early on. That possession would eventually result in an opening goal in the 21st minute when Dan Lanning’s lofted corner found Anderson at the back post, who rose highest to head home.

‘The Star’ would push for a second before the break with Connor Oliver and Matthew Dopson both coming close to scoring, the score however, would remain 1-0 at the half-time break.

With the wind behind their sails (literally), Redcar started the second half looking to get back into the game. Blue Star however would provide a hammer blow to their hopes, doubling their lead in the 54th minute thanks to Larmouth. Scoring his second goal for the club, the forward rounded the keeper to seemingly slot home but was denied by a fantastic block by the Redcar defender, Larmouth however was on hand to calmly dispatch the rebound.

Blue Star would then go on to add a third in the 74th minute, with substitutes Nelson Ogbewe and Turner linking up for the goal. Ogbewe’s drilled cross found Turner in the six-yard box and the young forward slotted home his first goal for the club.

Turner would again be at the heart of another goal, winning his side a penalty in the 85th minute after he was brought down in the box. Walsh would be the player to step up to the penalty spot, calmly side-footing his spot-kick into the bottom corner.

‘The Star’ would hold onto their clean sheet and leave Teesside with a well-deserved three points.


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