Northern Premier League NPL Premier 23/24

Borough ParkNew Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT

Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
Lancaster City
Giant Axe West Road Lancaster Lancashire LA1 5PE
2 - 1
Final Score
Steven Rigg - 1 (11')Dav Symington - 1 (60')
Simon Grand - 1 (90')
Game Statistics
0Yellow cards0
0Red cards0
0Corner Kick0
0Shots on Goal0
Pass Accuracy
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Pass Accuracy
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Game Timeline
Dav Symington
Steven Rigg
Dav Symington
Conor Tinnion
Simon Grand


It’s horses for courses in this league and, after passing their way to victory at Bradford, Reds had to display battling qualities to see off City, and the weather, at an Autumnal Borough Park.

And, as was the case at the weekend, Danny Grainger’s team won a little more comfortably than the score line suggests with Lancaster’s stoppage time consolation goal coming too late to change the outcome.

Grainger likes his team to play possession, passing football but you cannot always dictate how you want things to go.  The visitors probably saw more of the ball throughout but Workington looked the more potent in front of goal and certainly created the better chances.

And with a solid dependable, back four plus the non-stop work rate from the midfield trio of Niall Brookwell, Conor Tinnion and Ceiran Casson, City found it difficult to finish off what was, at times, good approach work.

They had named four former Workington players in their starting XI but Kyle Brownhill and Niall Cowperthwaite failed to complete the ninety minutes whilst Matty Clarke and Brad Carroll kept going to the end without influencing the outcome. 

The first chance of the game fell to Charlie Bailey but an improvised overhead kick was smothered by Jim Atkinson and, later in the half, the ‘keeper was forced into action again thwarting Dominic Lawson.

In between, Reds had converted their first opportunity but squandered several others.

Steven Rigg netted from close range after eleven minutes when he guided the ball past City’s Brazilian goalkeeper, Andre Mendes, after David Symington had provided the assist.  But Symington, twice, Keelan Leslie and Tinnion all failed to capitalise on promising openings.

Wearing a new set of shirts for the second half, Workington were soon on the offensive but a sodden Mendes saved well on two occasions to deny Symington.

But Symington would not be denied indefinitely and it was he who doubled the home side’s lead on the hour.  The ball was worked down the left and eventually into the danger area where a centrally placed Symington blasted home from twelve yards after a City defender failed to clear.


And that was game effectively over with City’s style becoming a little too predictable.  Sam Bailey provided some great service from the right flank but cross after cross was wasted with the City attack blunted by Messrs Wordsworth & Co.

Bailey was able to claim an assist when his stoppage time corner found veteran Simon Grand at the far post and he rifled home from an acute angle.

Atkinson was promptly booked for booting the ball into the night sky, clearly frustrated by another late goal which prevented him keeping a clean sheet.

Overall, though, a deserved victory, with three now recorded on the bounce!

Workington: Atkinson, Wallbank, Roxburgh (Leslie, 8), Wordsworth, Smith, Casson, Symington (Hubbold, 80), Brookwell, Rigg, Allison (Moore K, 69), Tinnion.  Substitutes – McCaragher, Lister (not used).

Lancaster City: Mendes, Bailey S, Clarke, Barnes (Allington, 65), Grand, Brownhill (Gallagher-Allison, 20), Burrell, Cowperthwaite (Holland-Wilkinson, 64), Lawson, Carroll, Bailey C.  Substitutes – Teague, Turner (not used).

Referee: Nat Cox, Blackpool

Booking: Atkinson (Workington)

Attendance: 581



DateTimeLeagueSeasonFull Time
26/09/202319:45Northern Premier LeagueNPL Premier 23/2490'


Borough Park

New Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals


1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Finlay Wallbank Defender
3Aidan Roxburgh Defender
4Dan Wordsworth Defender
5Sam Smith Defender
6Ceiran Casson Midfielder
7Dav Symington Midfielder 60'
8Niall Brookwell Midfielder
9Steven Rigg Forward 11'
10Scott Allison Forward
11Conor Tinnion Midfielder 60'
14Keelan Leslie Midfielder
15Kofi Moore Midfielder
16Greg McCaragher Midfielder
17Brad Hubbold Midfielder
21Aaron Lister Goalkeeper


1Andre Filipe Da Silva Mendes Goalkeeper
2Sam Bailey Defender
3Matty Clarke Defender
4Charlie Barnes Defender
5Simon Grand Defender 90'
6Kyle Brownhill Defender
7Ackeme Francis Burrell Midfielder
8Niall Cowperthwaite Midfielder
9Dominic Lawson Forward
10Brad Carroll Midfielder
11Charlie Bailey Forward
12Patrick Allington Defender
14Jacob Holland-Wilkinson Midfielder
15Calen Gallagher-Allison Defender
16Andrew Teague Defender
17Trey Turner Midfielder
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