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Workington
Matlock Town
S Allison (33', 38', 43' Pen, 89')
Full time
C Dawes (40')
Tue 19 Apr 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - Premier Division Attendance 394

Allison rewrites the record books

Scott Allison continues to rewrite the record books, becoming the first Workington player to score four goals in a Northern Premier League fixture.

He also tops the goal scoring charts with 28 goals, a new seasonal high for an individual during the non-league era.

Throw in a ten minute hat-trick just before half time and it is easy to see why the modest Allison left Borough Park on Cloud Nine. He was clearly the difference between two evenly-matched sides as mid-table Town could not convert the lion’s share of possession into goals.

It was an open, entertaining contest but, surprisingly, goalless for the opening half hour. Reds needed the three points to make their final match meaningful and Matlock played with a carefree, refreshing attitude that probably deserved a better reward.

Visiting ‘keeper, George Willis, made the first significant save pouncing on a dangerous Joe McGee cross. He did even better to keep out a Conor Tinnion free kick, diving to his right to deflect a well struck shot to safety.

The Gladiators did have the ball in the net via veteran striker, Danny Holland, but creator, Joel Purkiss, had strayed offside in the build-up and the ‘goal’ was disallowed.

Tinnion’s wand of a left foot released McGee with the pass of the night, but the latter delayed his shot and Willis saved at the expense of a corner. Matlock’s reprieve was short-lived as Reds took a thirty third minute lead from the flag kick with Allison meeting Tinnion’s cross to flick home a rare headed goal.

Five minutes later, Reds doubled their lead with Allison’s grass-cutter of a shot leaving Willis helpless.

But Town were back in contention five minutes before the break with a smashing goal from Charlie Daws. He cut in from the left and a measured cross-shot evaded Ally Mitchell and finished in the far corner of the net.

Mitchell then came to the rescue with an important save, thwarting Purkiss by beating away a well struck effort from the edge of the area.

The goal flurry continued when Reds were awarded a spot-kick in the forty third minute after Ben Algar was adjudged to have tripped Tinnion. Despite missing a penalty in the last home game, Allison placed the ball and blasted past Willis to complete his third hat-trick of the season.

Mark Hume’s side resumed in positive fashion and dominated matters for a lengthy period. Purkiss sent a shot high over the bar before the visitors had a second ‘goal’ chalked off. Holland’s clever flick might have crossed the line but, in making sure, Jordan Ball immediately became active and was flagged offside.

Purkiss’ frustration was compounded when he was again denied by a fine Mitchell save and Matlock, offensively, faded after that.

Matty Tymon was just wide with one of his specialist thirty yarders but Reds were now in control and finished strongly.

With a minute of normal time remaining they extended the lead thanks to an enterprising run from Jake Simpson. He intercepted the ball to turn a defensive situation into an attacking one. Racing forward he found space but his cross appeared to have evaded Allison. Town’s ‘keeper and a defender seemed to get the ball tangled between them and an alert Allison reacted to toe-poke home his fourth.

A league double and three vital points, the latter could yet lead to the ultimate reward.

Workington: Mitchell, Simpson, Smith, May (Bethwaite, 84), Calvert, Wilson, McGee, Hammell (Hebson, 69), Allison, Arnison (Tymon, 63), Tinnion. Substitutes – Studholme, Jamieson (not used).

Matlock Town: Willis, Paling, Algar (McManus, 44), Cribley, Yates, Harcourt, Ball, Needham, Purkiss, Holland (Siddall, 58), Dawes (Gaughan, 71). Substitutes – Bartle, Hume (not used).

Referee: Paul Hodskinson, Bamber Bridge

Bookings: Paling, Algar, Harcourt, McManus (Matlock Town)

Attendance:. 394

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Scott Allison

Player of the Match

Scott Allison

Key moments

33:00
Goal Scott Allison scores for Workington
38:00
Goal Scott Allison scores for Workington
40:00
Goal Charlie Dawes scores for Matlock Town
43:00
Scored Penalty Scott Allison scores a penalty for Workington
89:00
Goal Scott Allison scores for Workington

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Scott Allison is awarded player of the match for Workington
89:00 Goal 4 - 1
Scott Allison scores for Workington
89:00 Assist
Jake Simpson makes an assist for Workington
84:00 Sub On
Jamie Bethwaite is substituted on for Workington
84:00 Sub Off
Kyle May is substituted off for Workington
75:00 Yellow Card
Niall McManus is yellow carded for Matlock Town
71:00 Sub On
Liam Gaughan is substituted on for Matlock Town
71:00 Sub Off
Charlie Dawes is substituted off for Matlock Town
69:00 Sub Off
Connor Hammell is substituted off for Workington
69:00 Sub On
Robbie Hebson is substituted on for Workington
63:00 Sub On
Matty Tymon is substituted on for Workington
63:00 Sub Off
Gareth Arnison is substituted off for Workington
60:00 Yellow Card
Michael Harcourt is yellow carded for Matlock Town
58:00 Sub On
Jack Siddall is substituted on for Matlock Town
58:00 Sub Off
Danny Holland is substituted off for Matlock Town
End of period 1
44:00 Sub On
Niall McManus is substituted on for Matlock Town
44:00 Sub Off
Benjamin Algar is substituted off for Matlock Town
43:00 Scored Penalty 3 - 1
Scott Allison scores a penalty for Workington
43:00 Assist
Conor Tinnion makes an assist for Workington
40:00 Goal 2 - 1
Charlie Dawes scores for Matlock Town
38:00 Goal 2 - 0
Scott Allison scores for Workington
38:00 Yellow Card
Benjamin Algar is yellow carded for Matlock Town
33:00 Goal 1 - 0
Scott Allison scores for Workington
33:00 Assist
Conor Tinnion makes an assist for Workington
8:00 Yellow Card
Jason Paling is yellow carded for Matlock Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Workington
  • Matlock Town
  • 0
  • Jason Paling Yellow Card 8:00'
  • Scott Allison Goal 33:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Assist 33:00'
  • Scott Allison Goal 38:00'
  • Benjamin Algar Yellow Card 38:00'
  • Charlie Dawes Goal 40:00'
  • Scott Allison Scored Penalty 43:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Assist 43:00'
  • Benjamin Algar Sub Off 44:00'
  • Niall McManus Sub On 44:00'
  • Danny Holland Sub Off 58:00'
  • Jack Siddall Sub On 58:00'
  • Michael Harcourt Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Gareth Arnison Sub Off 63:00'
  • Matty Tymon Sub On 63:00'
  • Connor Hammell Sub Off 69:00'
  • Robbie Hebson Sub On 69:00'
  • Charlie Dawes Sub Off 71:00'
  • Liam Gaughan Sub On 71:00'
  • Niall McManus Yellow Card 75:00'
  • Kyle May Sub Off 84:00'
  • Jamie Bethwaite Sub On 84:00'
  • Scott Allison Goal 89:00'
  • Jake Simpson Assist 89:00'

Team selection

Mitchell, Alex Mitchell, Alex
Simpson, Jake Simpson, Jake
Smith, Sam Smith, Sam
Allison, Scott Allison, Scott
May, Kyle May, Kyle
Calvert, Joshua Calvert, Joshua
McGee, Joe McGee, Joe
Wilson, Robert Wilson, Robert
Arnison, Gareth Arnison, Gareth
Tinnion, Conor Tinnion, Conor
Hammell, Connor Hammell, Connor
Matlock Town
  • 1. George Willis
  • 2. Jason Paling
  • 3. Benjamin Algar
  • 4. Edward Cribley
  • 5. Adam Yates
  • 6. Michael Harcourt
  • 7. Jordan Bell
  • 8. Liam Needham
  • 9. Joel Purkiss
  • 10. Danny Holland
  • 11. Charlie Dawes
  • 12. Niall McManus
  • 17. Mark Hume
  • 16. Ashley Bartle
  • 15. Jack Siddall
  • 14. Liam Gaughan

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Darlington 1883 46 104
2. Blyth Spartans 46 99
3. Salford City 46 90
4. Ashton United 46 87
5. Workington 46 86
6. Stourbridge 46 84
7. Frickley Athletic 46 77

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