Recap

Woodhorn LaneAshington, Northumberland, North of Tyne, England, NE63 9FW, United Kingdom

Ashington AFC
Woodhorn Lane Ashington NE63 9FW
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
0 - 3
Final Score
Lewis Reilly - 3 (35', 43', 57')
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
Dav Symington
35'
Lewis Reilly
35'
Dan Wordsworth
40'
Lewis Reilly
43'
Steven Rigg
46'
Greg McCaragher
56'
Lewis Reilly
57'
Conor Tinnion
57'
Ceiran Casson
60'
Brad Hubbold
60'
Hayden Tait
60'
Matty Bell
60'
Keelan Leslie
60'
Trialist 2
60'
Dav Symington
75'
Trialist 1
77'
FT

Recap

Workington were good value for this win in Northumberland after another impressive performance secured a second successive win in the north east.

Following on from the success at Whitley Bay, Reds strolled to victory with a bit to spare thanks to a well taken hat-trick from Lewis Reilly.

Goals after 34, 43 and 57 minutes from the popular number nine suggested that he will be an important member of the side this term and, although he left the ground without the match ball, a centre forward scoring goals has got to be a positive.

But, even after two good away wins against decent opposition, Danny Grainger and Terry Mitchell know there is room for improvement with a few players not yet firing on all cylinders.

There is still a fortnight and one more match to iron out a few creases from those who started at Woodhorn Lane whilst there is a good argument for inclusion for the likes of Hubbold, Rigg, Casson, Leslie, McCaragher, Bell and Tait, all of whom have impressed throughout July.

And both trialists deserve a place in the squad, based on what we have seen from the young goalkeeper and midfielder, respectively, so far.

So, still plenty of food for thought for the management duo with the start of the season just around the corner.   

Both sides still looked a bit rusty in the early stages of this encounter with a number of promising attacks petering out in the final third at both ends of the pitch.  The hosts broke through Reds’ rearguard several times but Craig Spooner, twice, Cameron Gascoigne and Danny Maguire couldn’t find an end product from promising situations.

Likewise, Kofi Moore was getting behind Ashington lines on a regular basis but the final pass or cross wasn’t quite right.  And his two efforts at goal saw one well saved by home ‘keeper, Ross Coombe, and another miss the target completely.

But a fine finish from Reilly after thirty-four minutes opened the scoring and Workington never looked back after that.  Reilly received the ball from Dav Symington and, with no one in close proximity, he sent an accurate low shot into the left-hand corner of Coombe’s net from twenty-five yards.

His second goal, two minutes before the break, owed as much to his awareness as it did to the quality of the finish.  Sensing that Ashington defender Max Emmerson was in a bit of a tangle, Reilly intercepted a back pass that was way short and slotted the ball into the net from an acute angle.

And twelve minutes into the second half, the life of Reilly became even more content when he completed a fine hat trick.  His third goal was probably the pick of the three and smartly netted with his left foot after the path to goal on his right was blocked.  He kept his cool in a crowded box, switched direction and netted with aplomb.

Lewis Reilly

The final half hour signalled a mass influx of substitutes and the pleasing thing from a Reds perspective was the seamless transition.  And some of those coming on looked as good, if not better, than the colleague they replaced.

Ashington looked a bit dis-jointed in the later stages and they couldn’t keep the ball long enough to cause Reds any real issues. 

Grainger is more than content with his numbers at present but, like all good managers, is always on the look-out for the player, or players, that would improve his squad.

Ashington: Coombe, Dopson, Summerly, Emmerson, Buddle, Lough, Gascoigne, Sampson, Maguire, Spooner, Ross.  Substitutes – Errington, Exley, Aziakonou, Rounsfell, Franklin, Hardy, Mullen, Trialist 1, Trialist 2, Dryden.

Workington: Atkinson (Trialist), Wallbank, Roxburgh, Wordsworth, Smith, Carroll, Symington, Moore K, Reilly, Allison, Tinnion.  Substitutes – Casson, Trialist, Hubbold, Tait, Rigg, McCaragher, Bell, Leslie.

Referee: Kieran Graham

Bookings: Wordsworth, Symington (Workington)

Attendance: 350

 

Details

DateTimeSeasonFull Time
29/07/202315:00Friendlies 23/2490'

Ground

Woodhorn Lane

Ashington, Northumberland, North of Tyne, England, NE63 9FW, United Kingdom

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Ashington000
Workington213

Ashington

1Ross Coombe Goalkeeper
2Matty Dopson Defender
3Jordan Summerly Defender
4Max Emmerson Midfielder
5Nathan Buddle Defender
6Darren Lough Defender
7Cameron Gascoigne Midfielder
8Ben Sampson Midfielder
9Daniel Maguire Forward
10Craig Spooner Forward
11Karl Ross Midfielder
12Kyle Errington Defender
14Charlie Exley Defender
15Yannick Aziakonou Midfielder
16George Rounsfell Midfielder
17Ben Franklin Midfielder
18Mason Hardy Forward
19Damen Mullen Defender
20Trialist 1
21Trialist 2
22Karl Dryden Goalkeeper

Workington

1Jim Atkinson 21 Goalkeeper
2Finlay Wallbank 16 Defender
3Aidan Roxburgh 18 Defender
4Dan Wordsworth 15 Defender 40'
5Sam Smith 19 Defender
6Bobby Carroll 12 Midfielder
7Dav Symington Midfielder 35'
75'
8Kofi Moore 17 Midfielder
9Lewis Reilly 20 Forward 35', 43', 57'
10Scott Allison Forward
11Conor Tinnion 14 Midfielder 57'
12Ceiran Casson 6 Midfielder
14Brad Hubbold 11 Midfielder
15Hayden Tait 4 Defender
16Steven Rigg 2 Forward
17Greg McCaragher 8 Midfielder
18Matty Bell 3 Defender
19Keelan Leslie 5 Midfielder
20Trialist 2 9 Midfielder
21Trialist 1 1 Goalkeeper
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