Marske United v Sunderland Ryhope CW - Tuesday 04th October 2016
Marske United 7
Sunderland Ryhope CW 3
(Northern League Division One)
Unsurprisingly, following a comprehensive 3-0 victory versus Chester le Street, Marske manager Carl Jarrett named an unchanged starting eleven for the visit of Sunderland Ryhope CW. There was one change on the bench with the returning Reece Kelly taking the place of goalkeeper Lewis McDonald. Ryhope included former Marske player Tom Bott at centre back alongside FA Vase winner Leon Ryan.
Marske had the first opportunity of the game on 2 minutes when Peter Bulmer rode two challenges and played an excellent pass to Jamie Owens who cut in onto his favoured left foot but curled a shot just wide of the target. However, it was the home side who took the lead on 15 minutes when Glen Butterworth saw his shot from outside the box parried by Ryhope keeper Ryan Graham but Bulmer was on hand to slot the rebound past the grounded Graham. Ryhope replied with attempted lob by Kyle Davis who spotted Robert Dean off his line but the effort went over the bar. On 22 minutes, Dale Mulligan became the first player to be booked for preventing Ryhope from taking a quick free kick. With the game approaching the half hour mark, the away side equalised out of the blue when a long throw saw Wilf Dinsdale get too close to James Ellis who turned him easily and shot through the legs of Dean from just inside the box. Marske replied when a deep cross from Butterworth was volleyed across the face of goal by Bulmer. Bott was then very fortunate to escape a booking when a free kick was awarded against him and Bott threw the ball away. On 38 minutes, Marske came within a whisker of re-taking the lead when a header from Andy Ramsbottom was clawed away by Graham with Marske claiming that the ball had crossed the line. Four minutes later, Bott again escaped a booking when he poleaxed Corey Nicholson.
Half Time: Marske 1 Ryhope CW 1
In a sign of what was to come, the first goal of the second half arrived on 47 minutes when Kyle Davis slotted the ball past the advancing Dean with Newby just unable to clear the ball before it went over the line. However, referee Darren Whatling appeared to miss an obvious foul on Adam Wheatley in the build-up to the goal. Dean was probably fortunate to then escape a booking following his protestations following the goal. However, the away side were in front for only 3 minutes with Marske equalising on 50 minutes. A superb run by Nicholson which the Ryhope defence couldn’t cope with ended with him crossing to Danny Earl who took one touch to control the ball before firing it past Graham. Just five minutes later the game was turned on its head when a cross from the right by Ramsbottom saw Owens head the ball into the net off the post from just inside the 6-yard box. The frantic start to the second half continued with Owens slicing an attempted shot into the path of Bulmer who saw his shot from a tight angle well saved by Graham. As the game ticked past the hour mark, it was the away side who grabbed the 6th goal of the game making the score 3-3 when Conor Winter outmuscled Wheatley to shoot home from the edge of the box. However, the game was level for just a minute as Marske took the lead thanks to a moment Ryhope keeper Graham would want to forget. A routine back-pass was mis-kicked by the keeper giving Earl a simple task to slot the ball into an empty net. On 65 minutes, a superb threaded pass from Butterworth sent Owens clear but after turning inside David Gordon his shot went high and wide of the target. However, Owens wasn’t to be denied a within a minute it was 5-3. Butterworth was instrumental in the build-up again sending Earl clear on the right and he crossed to Owens who had the simple task of sliding the ball home from 4 yards. With 20 minutes to go, there was a moment of huge controversy when Wheatley appeared to drag Matthew Weirs to the ground just inside the box but the referee waved play on. Dean then saved well from Winter who created space at the back post. With 19 minutes remaining, Marske made a double change with Nathan Mulligan and Reece Kelly replacing Ramsbottom and Bulmer. Owens headed a deep Butterworth free kick wide before Marske made their final change with 15 minutes left to play with Matthew Bell replacing Newby. Owens then shot wide when a pass to Kelly was a better option before Marske made the game safe on 84 minutes with the goal of the game. Butterworth picked up the ball near the left touchline and exchanged passes with Owens before beating two men on the edge of the box and hitting a low shot into the bottom corner. Four minutes later it was 7-3 when Nicholson raced down the right and crossed to Owens who attempted to score but only succeeded in looping the ball into the path of Earl who had the simple task of slotting home from 2 yards out. As the game approached injury time, Ryhope were still looking for a consolation and Dean saved well from Weirs and with virtually the last kick of the game Gordon’s free kick hit the side netting as Marske secured a comprehensive win after an incredible 2nd half that saw 8 goals scored.
Full Time: Marske United 7 Sunderland Ryhope CW 3
Marske: Dean, Dinsdale, Newby (Bell), Butterworth, D. Mulligan, Wheatley, Bulmer (Kelly), Andrew Ramsbottom (N. Mulligan), Earl, Owens, Nicholson
Subs (not used): Seaton, Aaron Ramsbottom
Ryhope CW: Graham, Francis, Trewick, Ryan, Bott, Davis, Monday, Winter (Mann), Weirs, Ellis (Melvin)
Sub (not used): Ord
This was a truly remarkable game with 10 goals scored, 8 in the second half as Marske’s firepower told in the second half with 5 of the goals shared between Jamie Owens and Danny Earl, who was named man of the match by match sponsor Billy Park Snr.