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Marske United  4
Round 5  |  Owens 22, 25, 34
Gresley FC  1
Ridell 52

Evo-Stik NPL League East Division

Mount Pleasant, Marske-by-the-Sea, Redcar

Saturday, 1st December 2018, 3.00pm

Marske Show Their Pedigree

Thanks to Ian Collins

Gresley travelled to Marske who were unbeaten at home for over 12 months and last season's Northern League Champions pipping Morpeth to the title.

Gresley were without the suspended Dexter Morris-Clarke, Albert & Harry Lansdowne, Luke Morgan and Jamie Barrett.

Marske started well and took the lead after 5 minutes when Curtis Round fired in a shot from 25 yards which took a wicked deflection to beat the dive of Oliver Fairbrother.

In the 16th minute Fairbrother made a good save down to his right to prevent danger man Jamie Owens from increasing the home side's lead. Owens scored two goals in the space of three minutes to put Gresley under severe pressure.

In the 25th minute Fairbrother pulled off another good save to prevent Glen Butterworth from scoring.

Marske were playing neat controlled football and went 4-0 ahead when Owens curled in a shot from 20 yards to complete his hat trick.

The first half had been controlled by Marske with football equal to Morpeths.

Gresley came out for the second half and looked a better side and pulled a goal back after 52 minutes Callum Riddell scoring with a shot from the edge of the penalty area into the far corner of the net after good play by Kane Lee.

Fairbrother then made two good saves in quick succession from Jamie Owens and Matthew Waters.

In the 66th Martin Smyth was just off target with a shot from 20 yards. It had been a much better second half performance by Gresley against an impressive Marske side.

Marske United
1 Robert Dean
2 Callum Martin
3 Joshua Rowbotham
4 Glen Butterworth
5 Andrew May
6 Adam Wheatley (c)
7 James Fairley
8 Craig Gott
9 Matthew Waters
10 Jamie Owens
11 Curtis Round
12 David Hillerby
for 11 - 74 mins
14 Jacob Owen
for 2 - 80 mins
15 Brad Plant
for 10 - 65 mins
16 Lee Brockbank
not used
17 Liam Watson (GK)
not used
Gresley FC
1 Oliver Fairbrother
2 Mark Branch (c)
3 Lucas Harrison
4 Callum Riddell
5 Matt Roome
6 Eric Graves
7 Martin Smyth
8 Dominic Allen
9 Kane Lee
10 Cameron Steele
11 Alex Steadman
12 Jake McIntosh
for 3 - 69 mins
14 Kieran O'Connell
for 4 - 64 mins
15 Connor Ward
not used
16 Carl Slater
for 7 - 74 mins
17 Ryan King
not used
Other Match Info

Referee: Sam Ross (Durham)

Attendance: 156

Star Player
Kane Lee

Kane Lee

Worked hard for his side