Recap

Northern Premier League NPL Premier 23/24

Marine Travel Arena133 College Rd, Liverpool L23 3AS, UK

Marine FC
Marine Travel Arena College Road Liverpool L23 3AS
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
4 - 4
Final Score
Nathan Woodthorpe - 1 (6')Michael Carberry - 1 (32')Sol Solomon - 1 (45')Louis White - 1 (54')
Dannen Francis - 1 (16')Dav Symington - 1 (28')Steven Rigg - 1 (49')Joe Bunney - 1 (81')
Game Statistics
0Yellow cards0
0Red cards0
0Corner Kick0
0Saves0
0Shots on Goal0
0Shots0
0%
Pass Accuracy
0%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
0
F
0
SH
0
0%
Pass Accuracy
0%
Shot Accuracy
0
OFF
0
F
0
SH
Game Timeline
KO
KO
Nathan Woodthorpe
6'
Sol Solomon
6'
Dav Symington
16'
Dannen Francis
16'
Josh Wardle
24'
Dav Symington
28'
Michael Carberry
32'
Sol Solomon
45'
Steven Rigg
49'
Dannen Francis
49'
Louis White
54'
Liam Nolan
66'
Scott Allison
67'
Bobby Carroll
70'
Connor Evans
79'
Kyle Hayde
80'
Michael Carberry
81'
Joe Bunney
81'
Greg McCaragher
87'
FT

Recap

Managers Neil Young and Danny Grainger were probably the only two people on the ground who didn’t enjoy this high-scoring draw, yet both were probably happy with the point after this ding-dong battle could have gone either way.

Marine won the first half 3-2 and Workington edged the second 2-1 in the highest scoring game this fixture has produced.  Eight individual scorers contributed to the goal feast including a first in senior football for Reds’ Dannen Francis and another late point saver from ex. Marine man, Joe Bunney.

And amongst the mayhem, Workington fans were almost celebrating the return of Bobby Carroll after a three-month spell on the sidelines with his twenty-minute cameo as a second half substitute bringing a little calm to a frenetic evening.

6 minutes Marine opened the scoring when Nathan Woodthorpe times his run to perfection and converts Sol Soloman’s corner from the left.

16 minutes The Reds are back in the game when Francis scores his first goal for the club after reacting to Felix Goddard’s save which denied David Symington’s original shot.

28 minutes Goddard lets Symington’s well-struck shot from outside the box slip through his hands to present the skipper with his eightieth Workington goal.

32 minutes Michael Carberry thunders home the goal of the night with his ‘thirty-yarder’ leaving Danny Eccles helpless.

45 minutes Another poor goal conceded from a Reds perspective as Soloman cuts in from the right to edge the host ahead at the break.

49 minutes Francis did ever so well on the right and chips a cross to the far post for Steven Rigg to bravely head home his eighth of the season.

54 minutes The hosts restored their lead when Louis White sees his sweetly hit free kick find the back of the net with power and accuracy.

81 minutes Symington’s run into the box is checked by Carberry and the referee ‘swiftly’ points to the spot.  Joe Bunney’s CV includes a spell with the Crosby club last season but, regardless, he smashed home the Reds’ equaliser for the final goal of the evening. 

Scott Allison could have won it for Reds but dragged a good chance wide but then Eccles made the save of the night at the other end to preserve that hard-earned point.

The majority of the Workington faithful would have gladly taken a point at kick-off but probably never contemplated the drama they would have to go through to get the draw.

Defensively sound in the two recent outings, this was a return to failings at Guiseley but any deficiencies on show were more than compensated by the abundance of character in the side.

They could have won the match, might have lost it yet salvaged a draw and that, after being behind on three occasions, suggests there is a good camaraderie in a squad that is slowly nearing full-strength.

Joe Bunney

It was Grainger’s first visit to the Marine Travel Arena and one he is unlikely to forget for a while.

Marine: Goddard, Ferguson, Woodthorpe (Nolan, 66), Saadi (Hayde, 80) Spittle, Wardle, Robinson (Mampala, 87), White, Evans, Soloman, Carberry.  Substitutes – Cowderoy, Doyle (not used).

Workington: Eccles, Wallbank, Bunney, Gbadebo, Brookwell, Hubbold, Symington, Devitt (Carroll, 70), Rigg (McCaragher, 87), Francis (Allison, 67), Nelson.  Substitutes – Smith, Lister (not used).

Referee: Thomas Swift, Cheshire

Bookings: Wardle, Evans, Carberry (Marine)

Attendance: 906

 

Details

DateTimeLeagueSeasonFull Time
28/11/202319:45Northern Premier LeagueNPL Premier 23/2490'

Ground

Marine Travel Arena

133 College Rd, Liverpool L23 3AS, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Marine314
Workington224

Marine

1Felix Goddard Goalkeeper
2Joseph Ferguson Defender
3Nathan Woodthorpe 14 Defender 6'
4Jalil Saadi 12 Midfielder
5Jonathan Spittle Defender
6Josh Wardle Defender 24'
7Owen Robinson 15 Midfielder
8Louis White Midfielder 54'
9Connor Evans Forward 79'
10Sol Solomon Forward 45'
6'
11Michael Carberry Defender 32'
81'
12Kyle Hayde 4 Defender
13Richard Cowderoy Goalkeeper
14Liam Nolan 3 Midfielder
15Manasse Mampala 7 Forward
16Chris Doyle Defender

Workington

1Danny Eccles Goalkeeper
2Finlay Wallbank Defender
3Joe Bunney Defender 81'
4Camron Gbadebo Defender
5Niall Brookwell Midfielder
6Brad Hubbold Midfielder
7Dav Symington Midfielder 28'
16'
8Jamie Devitt 14 Midfielder
9Steven Rigg 15 Forward 49'
10Dannen Francis 16 Midfielder 16'
49'
11Kitt Nelson Midfielder
12Sam Smith Defender
14Bobby Carroll 8 Midfielder
15Greg McCaragher 9 Midfielder
16Scott Allison 10 Forward
21Aaron Lister Goalkeeper
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