MATCH PREVIEW: Depleted Reds on the road

In a reverse of the opening day fixtures, Reds travel to Ashton United on Saturday (3pm) and, once again, find the odds stacked against them.

Injuries and suspensions leave Danny Grainger with a thread bare squad for the NPL Premier Division fixture at Hurst Cross and after facing 3rd placed Ashton, who have a very strong record at home, Reds then host Macclesfield on Tuesday.

A hectic December has taken it toll and there are still three matches to be played before Christmas. 

And with the Ashton Reds thirsting for revenge after that first day defeat at Borough Park, it promises to be a hectic afternoon for Workington who will wear their yellow change strip for their twenty-first league game.

Steve Cunningham’s side have won seven home games already with only Bamber Bridge (2-2) and Radcliffe (0-2) leaving Surrey Street with some tangible reward.  They have won eleven, drawn four and lost five of their matches so far and are eleven points better off than Reds who remain in 14th position.

The teams have met 27 times in the NPL but United have won thirteen of those encounters compared to ten Workington victories.  The fixture guarantees goals with 86 scored in the series so far.

Admission:

Adult – £12

Concession – £8

U12 – £1

Postcode: OL6 8DY

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