Northern Premier League NPL Premier 23/24

Mount Pleasant15 Mount Pleasant Ave, Marske-by-the-Sea, Redcar TS11 7BW, UK

Marske United
Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant Avenue Marske by the Sea Cleveland TS11 7BW
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
3 - 0
Final Score
Camron Gbadebo - 1 (45')Curtis Round - 1 (52')Adam Boyes - 1 (73')
Game Statistics
0 Yellow cards 0
0 Red cards 0
0 Corner Kick 0
0 Saves 0
0 Shots on Goal 0
0 Shots 0
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Game Timeline
Gabriel Rios Newton
Curtis Round
Camron Gbadebo
Ceiran Casson
Curtis Round
Greg McCaragher
Brad Hubbold
Josh O'Brien
Camron Gbadebo
Adam Boyes
Josh Robertson
Jorge Sikora
Kitt Nelson
Ashley McCarthy


An enforced break in the fixture schedule, which sees Reds without a league match for over a fortnight, will be used to ‘reboot’ a faltering season.  That’s the message from frustrated Workington boss, Danny Grainger, after watching his side flatter to deceive once again.

The players will be given the rest of the week off before returning for a mini ‘pre-season’ schedule in an attempt to turn round their poor form.  That winless run stretched to four games on the east coast but it’s the number of goals being conceded that is of most concern – 32 so far, figures which suggest a relegation scrap if defensive deficiencies continue at such a rate.

Only Marske have shipped more goals but, for now, they have solved that side of their game and are improving – Reds are heading in the opposite direction.

Yet, for the opening forty minutes, we saw an improvement on recent displays against Matlock and Gainsborough although could not convert a handful of chances into something tangible, goals.

Jason Kennedy had headed an early chance wide for the hosts and Adam Boyes’ effort was heading goalwards before Niall Brookwell got back to clear.

Then Reds hit a purple patch.

Jamie Devitt, on his full debut, was prominent in that first half and seemed to enjoy the contest between himself and former Carlisle United colleague, Kennedy.

The Dubliner linked well with Steven Rigg to create Reds’ best chance of the game but Devitt’s shot hit the foot of the post and was scrambled away by Camron Gbadebo.  

Rigg came close on two occasions himself.  The first effort, firmly struck, was blocked and an even better attempt cleared off the line by Gbadebo.  Kit Nelson then saw his left foot drive narrowly clear the bar.

But just when Reds were patting themselves on the back for a decent first half showing, they conceded in stoppage time. It came from a corner which wasn’t properly dealt with and, when the ball was recycled, Gbadebo was first to react to send the ball past Jim Atkinson whose only previous task had been to hold a Curtis Round shot.

Only once, after conceding first, have Workington gone on to win so when Round doubled Marske’s advantage eight minutes after the restart the writing was on the wall.

He wasn’t closed down upon receiving the ball twenty-five yards from goal, allowed to take a touch before promptly despatching a good finish beyond Atkinson.

There was a diluted response from Reds.  Kofi Moore and Nelson exchanged passes culminating in a well struck shot from Moore which Jaan Yaqub saved comfortably then a Scott Allison shot was partially blocked but the ball looped in the air before being caught on the goal line by the goalkeeper.

And it was Yaqub who provide the assist for United’s 74th minute goal.  He went ‘Route 1’ and Boyes got his eleventh goal of the season with worrying ease.

Latest recruit Josh O’Brien (inset) got half an hour to develop his skills and powered a late header into the safe hands of Yaqub, denying Reds a consolation goal they probably didn’t deserve anyway.

Josh O’Brien

Certainly, plenty of food for thought in the next fortnight.

Marske United:  Yaqub, Gbadebo, Myers, Kennedy, Sikora, Beals, Church (Robertson, 74), Leech, Boyes, Chimalilo (McCarthy, 86), Round.  Substitutes – MacDonald, Dale, Campbell (not used).

Workington: Atkinson, Roxburgh (Hubbold, 61), Leslie, Newton (O’Brien, 61), Brookwell, Casson, Moore K, Nelson, Rigg, Devitt (Allison, 56), Tinnion.  Substitutes – McCaragher, Moore L (not used).

Referee: Sam Parnaby, Bishop Auckland

Bookings: Round, Gbadebo, Sikora (Marske United), Newton, Casson, Nelson (Workington)

Attendance: 343



Date Time League Season Full Time
24/10/2023 19:45 Northern Premier League NPL Premier 23/24 90'


Mount Pleasant

15 Mount Pleasant Ave, Marske-by-the-Sea, Redcar TS11 7BW, UK


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Marske United123

Marske United

1Jaan Yaqub Goalkeeper
2Camron Gbadebo Defender 45'
3Dan Myers Defender
4Jason Kennedy Midfielder
5Jorge Sikora Defender 78'
6Ben Beals Defender
7Edward Church 14 Forward
8Lewis Leech Midfielder
9Adam Boyes Forward 73'
10Donald Chimalilo 16 Forward
11Curtis Round Midfielder 52'
12Josh MacDonald Midfielder
14Josh Robertson 7 Midfielder
15Nathan Dale Defender
16Ashley McCarthy 10 Midfielder
19Maison Campbell Goalkeeper


1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Aidan Roxburgh 12 Defender
3Keelan Leslie Midfielder
4Gabriel Rios Newton 16 Defender 25'
5Niall Brookwell Midfielder
6Ceiran Casson Midfielder 51'
7Kofi Moore Midfielder
8Kitt Nelson Midfielder 78'
9Steven Rigg Forward
10Jamie Devitt 14 Midfielder
11Conor Tinnion Midfielder
12Brad Hubbold 2 Midfielder
14Greg McCaragher 10 Midfielder
15Scott Allison Forward
16Josh O’Brien 4 Defender
17Lewis Moore Midfielder
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