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Tue 20 Mar 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK Premier Division Attendance 269

Dougy's double downs the Ducks

“I don’t like Saturdays” could be adopted as Reds’ new theme tune.

All their weekend fixtures this year have failed to produce a win whereas Tuesday encounters under the lights has been a different story.

Shaw Lane were the latest to suffer against Jekyll and Hyde Workington with a vibrant display from the hosts in sharp contrast to previous outing v. Buxton.

“That’s the frustrating thing for us because we know what we are capable of against the better sides,” said Lee Andrews, as unsure as the rest of us which team is going to turn up.

But, from the first whistle, we knew Reds were in good shape and they needed to be against a Shaw Lane outfit who have had a great first season at Step 3.

Despite the amount of possession they enjoyed, and the six second half corners forced, the Barnsley side rarely troubled Aaran Taylor. His one moment of concern saw him push the ball onto the post after being ‘pinned’ at a corner but the ball, fortunately, rebounded into his welcome arms.

And an acrobatic save to push away a late Paul Clayton effort was his only save of note. David Norris saw Shaw Lane’s best other opportunity drift agonisingly wide of Taylor’s left hand post.

At the other end, Scott Allison and Dan Wordsworth both headed wide, a Conor Tinnion shot also missed the target and Allison had the ball in the net, after good link-up play with Steven Rigg, only to have the goal disallowed after Reds’ top scorer strayed off side.

Rigg was denied his first Workington goal at Borough Park by Jake Skelton’s spectacular goal line clearance but the latter was injured in the process.

Dav Symington was also treated after a thumping collision with the advertising hoarding but the player and the perimeter fence were undamaged!

The match winning goals were credited to Matty Douglas although there was a hint of an own-goal with each.

The opener came on the half hour mark when a perfectly flighted Tinnion corner saw Douglas and a Shaw Lane defender contest the ball which finished in the back of Eddie Wilczynski’s net.

They doubled the advantage after sixty nine minutes after Symington’s free kick towards the far post was headed back across goal and ushered over the line by Douglas – his eighth and ninth goals of the season, so far.

Great contributions from 1 – 11 all over the pitch but who’s brave enough to predict the outcome of Saturday’s game at Mickleover?

Workington Taylor, Douglas, Rowntree, Wordsworth, Calvert, Wright, Symington, Wilson, Allison, Rigg (Mellen, 88), Tinnion. Substitutes – Smith, Whitehead, MacDonald, Williams (not used).

Shaw Lane Wilczynski, Picton (Chilaka, 84), Gordon, Lugsden, Skelton, Norris (Rothery, 73), Byrne, Brown-Hill, Clayton, Reeves, Williams (Knight, 71). Substitutes – Quinn, Abadaki (not used).

Referee Adam Williamson

Bookings: Norris, Clayton (Shaw Lane)

Attendance 269

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Matthew Douglas

Player of the Match

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Key moments

Goal Matthew Douglas scores for Workington
Own Goal Dominic Brown-Hill scores an own goal


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90:00 Player of the Match
Matthew Douglas is awarded player of the match for Workington
88:00 Sub On
Jamie Mellen is substituted on for Workington
88:00 Sub Off
Steven Rigg is substituted off for Workington
84:00 Sub On
Chib Chilaka is substituted on for Shaw Lane
84:00 Sub Off
Jake Picton is substituted off for Shaw Lane
73:00 Sub On
Gavin Rothery is substituted on for Shaw Lane
73:00 Sub Off
David Norris is substituted off for Shaw Lane
71:00 Sub On
Adam Knight is substituted on for Shaw Lane
71:00 Sub Off
Tyler Williams is substituted off for Shaw Lane
69:00 Own Goal 2 - 0
Dominic Brown-Hill scores an own goal
66:00 Yellow Card
Paul Clayton is yellow carded for Shaw Lane
End of period 1
39:00 Yellow Card
David Norris is yellow carded for Shaw Lane
30:00 Goal 1 - 0
Matthew Douglas scores for Workington
30:00 Assist
Conor Tinnion makes an assist for Workington
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Workington
  • Shaw Lane
  • 0
  • Matthew Douglas Goal 30:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Assist 30:00'
  • David Norris Yellow Card 39:00'
  • Paul Clayton Yellow Card 66:00'
  • Dominic Brown-Hill Own Goal 69:00'
  • Adam Knight Sub On 71:00'
  • Tyler Williams Sub Off 71:00'
  • Gavin Rothery Sub On 73:00'
  • David Norris Sub Off 73:00'
  • Chib Chilaka Sub On 84:00'
  • Jake Picton Sub Off 84:00'
  • Jamie Mellen Sub On 88:00'
  • Steven Rigg Sub Off 88:00'

Team selection

Shaw Lane
  • 1. Eddie Wilczynski
  • 2. Jake Picton
  • 3. Ben Gordon
  • 4. Kelvin Lugsden
  • 5. Jake Skelton
  • 6. David Norris
  • 7. Alexander Byrne
  • 8. Dominic Brown-Hill
  • 9. Paul Clayton
  • 10. Damian Reeves
  • 11. Tyler Williams
  • 12. Gavin Rothery
  • 14. Chib Chilaka
  • 15. Adam Knight
  • 16. Paul Quinn
  • 17. Godwin Abadaki

League round up

Other The EVO-STIK Premier Division results

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Mickleover Sports


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
9. Barwell 46 64
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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