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Workington
Stalybridge Celtic
S Smith (8'), S Allison (63' Pen), S Joel (79')
Full time
L Dickinson (6'), C Hughes (26', 71'), G Wilkinson (49')
Sat 10 Mar 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK Premier Division Attendance 324

Celtic win by the odd goal in seven

Reds re-discovered the goal scoring habit but the three goal salvo coincided with a shambolic defensive performance, as they slipped to a sixth successive defeat.

It might have been an entertaining game for the neutral, or the handful of Celtic fans, but not for Reds boss, Lee Andrews.

“Although things are going against us at the moment, you make your own luck in football and we didn’t help ourselves in a poor first half with the game passing too many players by,” he said.

He was referring to the two poor goals they conceded which paved the way to Celtic getting a foothold on a slippery Borough Park pitch.

Andrews had to go into the game without midfielders Anthony Wright and Jordan Holt and his problems were compounded when Rob Wilson and Phil McLuckie declared themselves unfit prior to kick-off.

Josh Calvert and Dan Wordsworth returned to the starting XI, however.

The visitors were ahead inside six minutes and regained the lead after Reds equalised, with more topsy-turvy frolics in the second half.

Liam Dickinson and Oliver Roberts were allowed to exchange passes on the edge of the area before the former side-footed the ball beyond Aaran Taylor to open the scoring.

But Reds responded positively and were back on terms two minutes later. Conor Tinnion advanced towards goal and a firmly hit low shot was only partially saved by Celtic ‘keeper, Jack Walton. Sam Smith was quick to react and fired the loose ball high into the Derwent End net.

Then a Jamie Mellen header fell towards Scott Allison but Walton gathered the ball in the subsequent goal line scramble.

Another attempt on the Stalybridge goal came via a Dav Symington free kick but the shot drifted well wide.

Good play, and a good advantage from the referee, saw Celtic carve Reds’ rearguard open again and Connor Hughes slid in to force the ball over the line after twenty eight minutes.

But if that was poor defensive play on Workington’s part, they were a tad unlucky with the visitors’ third goal four minutes after the restart.

A wayward shot was probably heading for throw-in but Greg Wilkinson stuck out a leg and diverted the ball into the vacant net.

Tinnion’s meandering run into the area resulted in him being fouled and the referee immediately pointed to the spot. Scott Allison converted in style and at, 2-3, Reds were back in contention.

And they were unlucky not to level matters in their next sortie forward. Symington curled a teasing free-kick towards the far post, Smith met the ball with a diving header but Walton kept it out with a fine reflex save.

But Hughes’ second goal, and Celtic’s fourth, effectively won the game for Steve Burr’s side in the seventy first minute. He cut in from the right and curled in a left foot wonder goal from twenty-five yards.

Reds scored an equally spectacular goal after seventy nine minutes to restore hope once more. Tinnion and Sam Joel worked a short corner routine and the latter rifled in a brilliant goal from an acute angle.

It led to an exciting finale and Allison’s volley was brilliantly saved by Walton and then Joel squandered a good opportunity to grab a last gasp equaliser.

But Celtic survived and, overall, deserved the three points.

Workington Taylor, Douglas, Rowntree, Wordsworth, Smith, Mellen, Symington, Calvert (Whitehead, 85), Allison, Joel, Tinnion. Substitutes – Wilson, McLuckie, Carter, Hetherington (not used).

Stalybridge Celtic Walton, Holgate, Honeyball, Morton, Ashworth, Killock, Wilkinson, Roberts (Brown, 69), Dickinson, Wolfenden, Hughes. Substitutes – Crowley, Taylor, Charles, Ramsden (not used).

Referee Lindsey Robinson, Hebburn

Bookings: Tinnion (Workington), Hughes (Stalybridge Celtic).

Attendance 324

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Player of the Match

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Key moments

6:00
Goal Liam Dickinson scores for Stalybridge Celtic
8:00
Goal Sam Smith scores for Workington
26:00
Goal Connor Hughes scores for Stalybridge Celtic
49:00
Goal Greg Wilkinson scores for Stalybridge Celtic
63:00
Scored Penalty Scott Allison scores a penalty for Workington
71:00
Goal Connor Hughes scores for Stalybridge Celtic
79:00
Goal Samuel Joel scores for Workington

Highlights

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90:00 +5:00 Player of the Match
Jamie Mellen is awarded player of the match for Workington
86:00 Sub On
Tommy Lee Whitehead is substituted on for Workington
86:00 Sub Off
Joshua Calvert is substituted off for Workington
79:00 Goal 3 - 4
Samuel Joel scores for Workington
79:00 Assist
Conor Tinnion makes an assist for Workington
71:00 Goal 2 - 4
Connor Hughes scores for Stalybridge Celtic
70:00 Sub Off
Oliver Roberts is substituted off for Stalybridge Celtic
70:00 Sub On
Tom Brown is substituted on for Stalybridge Celtic
63:00 Scored Penalty 2 - 3
Scott Allison scores a penalty for Workington
63:00 Assist
Conor Tinnion makes an assist for Workington
62:00 Yellow Card
Connor Hughes is yellow carded for Stalybridge Celtic
49:00 Goal 1 - 3
Greg Wilkinson scores for Stalybridge Celtic
End of period 1
43:00 Yellow Card
Conor Tinnion is yellow carded for Workington
26:00 Assist
Alex Honeyball makes an assist for Stalybridge Celtic
26:00 Goal 1 - 2
Connor Hughes scores for Stalybridge Celtic
8:00 Goal 1 - 1
Sam Smith scores for Workington
8:00 Assist
Conor Tinnion makes an assist for Workington
6:00 Goal 0 - 1
Liam Dickinson scores for Stalybridge Celtic
6:00 Assist
Oliver Roberts makes an assist for Stalybridge Celtic
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Workington
  • Stalybridge Celtic
  • 0
  • Liam Dickinson Goal 6:00'
  • Oliver Roberts Assist 6:00'
  • Sam Smith Goal 8:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Assist 8:00'
  • Connor Hughes Goal 26:00'
  • Alex Honeyball Assist 26:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Yellow Card 43:00'
  • Greg Wilkinson Goal 49:00'
  • Connor Hughes Yellow Card 62:00'
  • Scott Allison Scored Penalty 63:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Assist 63:00'
  • Tom Brown Sub On 70:00'
  • Oliver Roberts Sub Off 70:00'
  • Connor Hughes Goal 71:00'
  • Samuel Joel Goal 79:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Assist 79:00'
  • Tommy Lee Whitehead Sub On 86:00'
  • Joshua Calvert Sub Off 86:00'

Team selection

Stalybridge Celtic
  • 1. Jack Walton
  • 2. Harrison Holgate
  • 3. Alex Honeyball
  • 4. Danny Morton
  • 5. Luke Ashworth
  • 6. Ross Killock
  • 7. Greg Wilkinson
  • 8. Oliver Roberts
  • 9. Liam Dickinson
  • 10. Matthew Wolfenden
  • 11. Connor Hughes
  • 12. Oliver Crowley
  • 14. Jack Taylor
  • 15. Jake Charles
  • 16. Tom Brown
  • 17. Josh Ramsden

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10. Stourbridge 46 62
11. Workington 46 62
12. Mickleover Sports 46 61
13. Stafford Rangers 46 61
14. Matlock Town 46 60
15. Nantwich Town 46 57

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