Dryden's opener makes it eighteen for the season
By Paul Armstrong
It was a case of sweet revenge for Reds Reserves who avenged an early season reverse in Leeds with a comprehensive win at Borough Park.
Nathan Dryden maintained his impressive scoring form with the opening goal after fifteen minutes. He raced clear down the inside right channel and a confident low shot left Adam Szymaszek helpless as he slotted his eighteenth goal of the season.
Ten minutes later, Reds doubled their advantage with Sheldon Mossop’s well taken goal created by Liam McCullough’s stunning pass.
McCullough, back in the team after suspension, capped a good personal performance when he got on the score sheet on the hour mark. Dryden was the provider on this occasion with his inch-perfect cross headed home at the far post by the manager’s son.
And another header clinched the win after seventy eight minutes and it was a red letter day for Callum Casson, also returning after suspension, who converted his first goal for the club after meeting Mossop’s accurate corner.
Royals were second best in the first half but upped their game after the break which made for an entertaining encounter. But Reds’ ‘keeper, Andrew Richardson, kept them at bay with three decent saves.
The American students had the final say, however, concluding the scoring four minutes from time. Ricardo Lones-Quintero, accidentally locked in the changing room after the interval, probably deserved his consolation goal – a good finish after a scramble in the Reds’ goalmouth.
Workington Richardson, Addis, Barker, Hetherington (Sinclair, 48), Rossi M (Carter, 62), Rossi J (Casson C, 46), Harker, Killick (Denver, 62), Mossop, Dryden, McCullough (Stamp, 67).
RIASA Royals Szymaszek, Sagli, McCann, Veillette, Beale, King, Trask, McFarlane, Bokum, Kinuthia, Martinez. Substitutes – Curtis, Lones-Quintero.
Referee Stephen Rule