ON a rain-swept night at Laurence Jackson School, Guisborough Town produced a deluge of goals to sink local Teesside rivals, Redcar Newmarket, 9-2.

The Priorymen were in blistering form and surged into a 5-0 by half-time. Shawn Spozio put Guisborough 1-0 up after 16 minutes when he slotted home a lovely shot into the bottom right hand corner. Then Sonni Coleman made it 2-0 on 28 minutes with a low shot into the other corner of the Newmarket net. Four minutes later Spozio grabbed his second goal when he coolly rounded the Redcar 'keeper to slot home for 3-0 to the Priorymen.

Then just two minutes after that Joe Ferguson got in on the scoring act for Guisborough, poking the ball home through the Redcar 'keeper's legs from a few yards out for 4-0. In the 39th minute Guisborough, a fifth goal came from Mason McNeil, who scored after weaving his way through the Redcar defence. Six minutes after the interval, Paul Young made it 6-0 with a tap-in and then two minutes after that recent new signing Nathan Guru increased Guisborough's lead to 7-0 with a header from a Mark Robinson corner.

It took Guisborough another 15 minutes before their next goal from midfielder Harry Thompson in the 68th minute to make it 8-0. Guisborough's scintillating scoring burst was rounded off in the 70th minute when Coleman became the second Prioryman on the night to score a brace and make it 9-0. To their credit Newmarket kept plugging away and were rewarded with two consolation goals in the last 23 minutes to make the final score 9-2.

After the game an obviously delighted Guisborough Manager Gary Forster said: "Things are going well for us and after the prolonged lockdown we strongly needed to get this second pre-season friendly under our belts. Naturally I was very pleased with our attacking play. That said though, the foundations for this excellent victory were laid at the back by our defenders Nathan Guru and Charlie Marshall. They were both in formidable form.”

Gary continued: "I do feel that we need to go on the lookout for one or two more players in the final third to provide more support up front especially to Sonni Coleman, who once again worked his socks off. While I'm happy that we are back playing at long last, we do need more game time so we can get back into more good habits out on the pitch. We are running out of time before we are due to play our scheduled first FA Cup qualifier of the season on September 1 followed by our first league match scheduled for September 5."