Redcar Just Missed out In Muddy Battle
The weather was the winner in this damp and error strewn contest.
Horden kicked off on a damp and drizzly day at Redcar the ground was very muddy from the constant rain of the previous few days. It was inevitable that mistakes, handling errors and dropped passes would dictate the outcome of the game.
Redcar had the best of the opening skirmishes until on 8 mins Horden were gifted with a pass from Redcar and the Horden winger No.14 gratefully accepted and ran in unopposed from half way, 0 – 7. Horden were constantly off side in the mauls and loose play, on the odd time they were caught by the ref, Redcar did try to a quick tap but the resulting play often ended with a dropped pass or knock on. On 28 mins Horden’s No.7 received a yellow card, this did not make much difference to the way the game was going.
Half Time Redcar 0 Horden 7
Redcar restarted the game and although they continued take the play to Horden, the ground cut up more and reduced both teams to mudlarks, this was never going to be a game for the spectators, more a slog and arm wrestle between two evenly matched sides.
That was pretty much the game, Redcar’s Drew Reader thought he had scored towards the end, but it was unclear to the ref in the pile of bodies over the line, so it ended with the score remaining the same.
Full Time Redcar 0 Horden 7.