Marine 0-0 Whitby Town: Match Report
The Mariners looked threatening - even more so after going down to ten men - but it just wasn't enough to break Whitby Town, who held on for a stalemate.
Storm Callum threatened to spoil the fun of Non-League Day in Crosby but the groundsman at Marine made sure the game went ahead as planned but the hosts were held to a 0-0 draw by Whitby Town.
Marine had the lion’s share of the possession in the first half and generated a number of chances but Whitby’s few opportunities were more threatening.
The Seasiders’ impression on the fixture grew as the game went on and the Mariners may consider themselves fortunate to have a goalkeeper like Martin Fearon between the sticks.
Kenny Strickland went off half an hour into the game with an injury and was replaced by David Webb who had been out injured for a number of weeks.
Half-time arrived and the only thing of note was a harsh decision by the referee to book Webb, both teams were in a state of stalemate which carried on into the second 45’ as both sets of lads locked horns.
Webb was shown a second yellow card in the 65th minute but you wouldn’t have thought Marine were down to ten men as the sending off seemed to rejuvenate the Mariners.
A flurry of chances in the final 20 minutes just wasn’t enough for Marine though as the Whitby held strong to ensure both defences kept their clean sheets intact.
STAR MAN: Martin Fearon
MARINE: FEARON, STRICKLAND (30’ WEBB), JOYCE, SHAW, DOYLE, DAVIES, SINCLAIR-SMITH (66’ DONALDSON), IRWIN, MITCHLEY (81' MURRAY, SANG, CARNEY.
WHITBY TOWN: McHUGH, NEAREY, McWILLIAMS, WELEDJI, MONKHOUSE (45’MALONEY), LEES, BEADLE (74’ SUKAR), GELL, MONDAL, TYMON, HOPSON.
YELLOW CARDS: WEBB (44’), WELEDJI (82')
RED CARDS: WEBB (65’)