First footing in West Yorkshire

Reds will go ‘first footing’ in Pontefract on New Year’s Day, a trip of almost 150 miles for their mouth-watering BetVictor North West encounter against fourth-placed Collieries.

Two Scott Allison goals helped Reds to a narrow 2-1 victory at Borough Park on the August Bank Holiday Monday so the hosts will be seeking revenge for that as well as hoping to maintain their 100% record on home soil.

It will be the first game in the post Gari Rowntree era and the squad will also be short of Luke Ivison, Ash Kelly and Jordan Little

Although it will be a first-ever visit to Beechnut Lane for the seniors, Workington did play an FA Youth Cup tie at the ground some fourteen years ago with a very young Steven Rudd helping Reds to a 2-1 victory.

Kick-off on Wednesday is 3pm.

Postcode: WF8 4QE

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