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L Benbow (5' Pen, 27'), J Archer (16'), J Duggan (20'), K Brown (22')
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Sat 26 Nov 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - Premier Division Attendance 644

Glassboys shatter Reds unbeaten run

Stourbridge are sponsored by a dental practice, and Reds supporters might have found an afternoon in the chair more enjoyable than the pain they suffered at Amblecote.

They were ripped apart by a vibrant Stourbridge performance, which produced five goals inside twenty seven minutes and left question marks against some shambolic defending.

General manager Derek Townsley said he was embarrassed by the first half display which saw Stourbridge on their way to a first league win against Workington after just five minutes.

From the moment Luke Benbow converted via the spot, Reds looked a beaten side and four goals in the following twenty minutes condemned them to their heaviest NPL defeat for thirteen years.

How the catalogue of disaster unfolded:

5 Benbow’s fine diagonal pass found colleague Matt Dodd on the right and, as he glided past Gari Rowntree and into the area, he appeared to be impeded by the latter’s trailing leg. Referee Sarah Garratt pointed to the spot and Benbow duly converted. 1-0

16 The Glassboys doubled their lead with Dodd, again, influential in the build-up. His assist saw Jordan Archer’s first effort bravely blocked by Jake Simpson but, with Reds unable to complete the clearance, Kayelden Brown returned the ball to the danger area for Archer to head home from close range. 2-0

20 More suicidal defending led to the home side's third goal when Jack Duggan’s free header rattled the crossbar. No one in Workington blue reacted and Duggan hammered home the loose ball to score at the second attempt. 3-0

22 Brown bundled in at the far post after Reds were again undone on their left-hand side. Dodd crossed low into the area and his assist avoided several disorientated defenders with the ball hitting Brown and deflecting into the net. 4-0

27 Stourbridge saved the best until last with Benbow scoring a sublime fifth. Leon Broadhurst’s pass split Reds’ defence and Benbow swivelled and shot in one swift movement sending a sweetly struck shot beyond the helpless Taylor. 5-0

The only time Matt Gould was called into service during a one-sided first half, was to gather a tame Josh Calvert header and a weak Joe McGee shot.

With the points safely in the bag and Stourbridge effectively putting their feet up ahead of their big FA Cup clash, it was left to Reds to try and salvage some pride. They had three decent chances to score a consolation goal but failed to seriously test the home ‘keeper.
Calvert’s fine through ball released Jack Ryan, but the latter delayed his shot and when the ball rebounded to McGee his tame effort was easily dealt with by Gould.

Scott Allison then cleverly pulled the ball out of the air but, as he turned to shoot, the alert Gould smothered the ball at his feet.
Another surging run from McGee and good hold-up play from Nathan Waterston, created a chance for Rob Wilson but his well-struck shot from distance just curled over the bar.

Very few positives for Reds to take out of this heavy defeat, with a frustrating afternoon compounded by a recurrence of Sam Smith’s ankle injury and a fifth booking for Conor Tinnion which will mean a one-match suspension.

Stourbridge Gould, Green, Westlake, Tonks, Duggan, Scarr (Pierpoint, 75) Dodd (Heath, 58), Broadhurst, Benbow (Hague, 67), Archer, Brown. Substitutes – Smikle, Canavan (not used).

Workington Taylor, Simpson, Rowntree, Calvert, Smith (May, 17), Wilson, Newby (Douglas, 46), McGee, Ryan (Waterston, 69), Allison, Tinnion. Substitutes – Symington, Hebson (not used).

Referee Sarah Garratt, Halesowen

Bookings: Dodd, Broadhurst (Stourbridge), Tinnion (Workington)

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Key moments

Scored Penalty Luke Benbow scores a penalty for Stourbridge
Goal Jordan Archer scores for Stourbridge
Goal Jack Duggan scores for Stourbridge
Goal Kayelden Brown scores for Stourbridge
Goal Luke Benbow scores for Stourbridge

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90:00 Player of the Match
Joe McGee is awarded player of the match for Workington
77:00 Yellow Card
Leon Broadhurst is yellow carded for Stourbridge
75:00 Sub Off
Dan Scarr is substituted off for Stourbridge
75:00 Sub On
Stuart Pierpoint is substituted on for Stourbridge
69:00 Sub On
Nathan Waterston is substituted on for Workington
69:00 Sub Off
Jack Ryan is substituted off for Workington
67:00 Sub Off
Luke Benbow is substituted off for Stourbridge
67:00 Sub On
Brandon Hague is substituted on for Stourbridge
58:00 Sub On
Jake Heath is substituted on for Stourbridge
58:00 Sub Off
Matt Dodd is substituted off for Stourbridge
54:00 Yellow Card
Matt Dodd is yellow carded for Stourbridge
46:00 Sub Off
Elliot Newby is substituted off for Workington
46:00 Sub On
Matthew Douglas is substituted on for Workington
End of period 1
27:00 Assist
Leon Broadhurst makes an assist for Stourbridge
27:00 Goal 5 - 0
Luke Benbow scores for Stourbridge
24:00 Yellow Card
Conor Tinnion is yellow carded for Workington
22:00 Assist
Matt Dodd makes an assist for Stourbridge
22:00 Goal 4 - 0
Kayelden Brown scores for Stourbridge
20:00 Goal 3 - 0
Jack Duggan scores for Stourbridge
17:00 Sub On
Kyle May is substituted on for Workington
17:00 Sub Off
Sam Smith is substituted off for Workington
16:00 Assist
Kayelden Brown makes an assist for Stourbridge
16:00 Goal 2 - 0
Jordan Archer scores for Stourbridge
5:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 0
Luke Benbow scores a penalty for Stourbridge
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Stourbridge
  • Workington
  • 0
  • Luke Benbow Scored Penalty 5:00'
  • Jordan Archer Goal 16:00'
  • Kayelden Brown Assist 16:00'
  • Kyle May Sub On 17:00'
  • Sam Smith Sub Off 17:00'
  • Jack Duggan Goal 20:00'
  • Kayelden Brown Goal 22:00'
  • Matt Dodd Assist 22:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Yellow Card 24:00'
  • Luke Benbow Goal 27:00'
  • Leon Broadhurst Assist 27:00'
  • Matthew Douglas Sub On 46:00'
  • Elliot Newby Sub Off 46:00'
  • Matt Dodd Yellow Card 54:00'
  • Jake Heath Sub On 58:00'
  • Matt Dodd Sub Off 58:00'
  • Brandon Hague Sub On 67:00'
  • Luke Benbow Sub Off 67:00'
  • Nathan Waterston Sub On 69:00'
  • Jack Ryan Sub Off 69:00'
  • Stuart Pierpoint Sub On 75:00'
  • Dan Scarr Sub Off 75:00'
  • Leon Broadhurst Yellow Card 77:00'

Team selection

Taylor, Aaran Taylor, Aaran
Simpson, Jake Simpson, Jake
Rowntree, Gari Rowntree, Gari
Ryan, Jack Ryan, Jack
Calvert, Joshua Calvert, Joshua
Smith, Sam Smith, Sam
Wilson, Robert Wilson, Robert
McGee, Joe McGee, Joe
Allison, Scott Allison, Scott
Tinnion, Conor Tinnion, Conor
Newby, Elliot Newby, Elliot
  • 1. Matt Gould
  • 2. Kristian Green
  • 3. Darryl Westlake
  • 4. Tom Tonks
  • 5. Jack Duggan
  • 6. Dan Scarr
  • 7. Matt Dodd
  • 8. Leon Broadhurst
  • 9. Luke Benbow
  • 10. Jordan Archer
  • 11. Kayelden Brown
  • 12. Stuart Pierpoint
  • 14. Brandon Hague
  • 15. Junior Smikle
  • 16. Drew Canavan
  • 17. Jake Heath

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Blyth Spartans 46 101
2. Spennymoor Town 46 87
3. Stourbridge 46 85
4. Workington 46 83
5. Nantwich Town 46 81
6. Whitby Town 46 79
7. Buxton 46 78

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