Berwick Rangers 2-0 Workington AFC

Recap

Shielfield ParkBerwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, North East England, England, TD15 2EF, United Kingdom

Berwick Rangers
Shielfield Park, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 2EF
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
2 - 0
Final Score
Scott-Taylor Mackenzie - 1 (63')Trialist D - 1 (89')
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
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
John Ward
14'
Calum Smith
30'
Trialist C
46'
Ben Swinton
46'
Trialist D
46'
Trialist A
46'
Lewis Bar
46'
Scott-Taylor Mackenzie
63'
Ciaran Heeps
65'
Tom Skinner
65'
Aidan Howarth
65'
Liam Lightfoot
65'
Brad Carroll
70'
Ciaran Booty
80'
Trialist B
81'
Isaac Robinson
85'
Jack Burns
86'
Matty Foster
86'
Tom Houghton
86'
Trialist D
89'
Ciaran Heeps
89'
FT

Recap

Reds’ first visit to Shielfield Park ended in disappointment with two second half goals helping the Lowland League outfit to a deserved victory.

But whilst the travelling supporters were voicing their discontent at the second half fade-out, temporary boss, Steven Rudd, felt it was another good exercise for his depleted squad.

“We did alright in the first half and had reasonable control of the game but it became scrappy in the second and more end-to-end than we would have liked,” he said.

“It was a good workout overall with players getting ‘more minutes’ into their legs in a competitive encounter.  I was disappointed not to score when the chances came our way and we need to be better in the final third, both creating and scoring.

“There were no injuries, which is a bonus, and we should be stronger on Tuesday with some of the absentees expected to return,” he concluded.

Rudd had to go into the second friendly without eight members of the squad which led to the bench being packed with teenagers and less than a handful of first team appearances between them.

Reds started and ended the first half brightly but squandered their best two opportunities.  Steven Rigg broke through the inside right channel for the game’s first chance but Rangers’ goalkeeper, Andy McNeil, blocked the shot with his legs.

Then, seconds before the interval, an even better opportunity was wasted.  A fortunate penalty was awarded when David Ferguson was adjudged to have handled Iyrwah Gooden’s cross but Reuben Jerome scuffed the spot-kick which was comfortably saved by McNeil.  

There was a controversial moment when Rangers thought they had opened the scoring midway through the first half.  Calum Smith met a fine cross from the right but his header was spectacularly cleared off the line by Rigg.  Smith protested that the ball had crossed the line only to be booked by the Edinburgh official.

Smith was thwarted a second time when his overhead kick was held by Jim Atkinson who, in the next attack, then pushed away a well struck Grant Nelson shot.

At the other end, McNeil punched away a dangerous Kieran Charlton cross while Brad Hubbold’s low strike hit the foot of the upright before deflecting out of play.

The second half started in identical fashion to how the first period finished with referee Ryan Lee awarding a penalty to Berwick, seconds after the resumption.  A bit of uncertainty between Atkinson and Tom Skinner led to Samuel Ompreon being upended and a spot-kick conceded.

The trialist took the penalty himself and, although it was well struck, Atkinson atoned for the original error by pulling off a fine save, diving to his left to push the ball to safety.

Rangers might have had a second penalty but the referee showed a bit of leniency and awarded the hosts a free kick an inch south of the eighteen yard line instead – Reds survived.

But another free-kick on the edge of the box produced the break through just after the hour mark.  The impressive Scott-Taylor Mackenzie got the ball past the wall and into the top left hand corner of Atkinson’s net.  A fine goal appreciated by the home support.

Reds rarely threatened in the second half although Brad Carroll met Hubbold’s cross to the far post but only succeeded in scooping the ball over the bar.

And Rangers grabbed their second in the final minute to put some gloss on the victory.

Ciaran Heeps and Ompreon combined well before the latter danced through a jaded rearguard to drive the ball into the net for a fine finish.

Berwick Rangers: McNeil (Swinton), Finnie, Ward, Cook, Ferguson, Mackenzie, Taylor, Nelson, Allan, Smith, Harris.  Substitutes – Barr, Heeps, Trialist, Tait, Trialist and Trialist (all used).      

Workington: Atkinson (Robinson), Clarke, Charlton, Wordsworth, Skinner (Howarth), Hubbold (Lightfoot L), Gooden (Houghton), Carroll (Burns), Jerome (Foster), Rigg, Lightfoot C (Booty).

Referee: Ryan Lee

Bookings: Ward, Smith (Berwick Rangers), Skinner, Carroll (Workington)

Attendance: 140

Details

Date Time Season Full Time
10/07/2021 14:00 Friendlies 21/22 90'

Venue

Shielfield Park

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, North East England, England, TD15 2EF, United Kingdom

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Berwick Rangers022
Workington AFC000

Berwick Rangers

1Andy McNeil 20 Goalkeeper
2Ryan Finnie Defender
3John Ward Defender 14'
4Jack Cook Defender
5David Ferguson Defender
6Scott-Taylor Mackenzie 16 Midfielder 63'
7Graham Taylor 18 Midfielder
8Grant Nelson 12 Midfielder
9Lewis Allen 14 Midfielder
10Calum Smith 15 Forward 30'
11Alex Harris 17 Midfielder
12Lewis Bar 8 Midfielder
14Ciaran Heeps 9 Midfielder 89'
15Trialist A 10
16Trialist B 6
17Trialist C 11
18Trialist D 7 89'
20Ben Swinton 1 Goalkeeper

Workington AFC

1Jim Atkinson 21 Goalkeeper
2Matty Clarke Defender
3Kieran Charlton Defender
4Dan Wordsworth Defender
5Tom Skinner 12 Defender 65'
6Brad Hubbold 15 Midfielder
7Iyrwah Gooden 17 Midfielder
8Brad Carroll 14 Midfielder 70'
9Reuben Jerome 16 Forward
10Steven Rigg Forward
11Carl Lightfoot 18 Midfielder
12Aidan Howarth 5 Defender
14Jack Burns 8 Midfielder
15Liam Lightfoot 6 Defender
16Matty Foster 9 Forward
17Tom Houghton 7 Forward
18Ciaran Booty 11 Forward
21Isaac Robinson 1 Goalkeeper
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