NPL West NPL West 21/22

Berry Street Garage StadiumVesty Road, Litherland, Sefton, North West England, England, L30 1NY, United Kingdom

Bootle FC
Berry Street Garage Stadium Vesty Road Bootle Merseyside L30 1NY
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
0 - 4
Final Score
Sam Smith - 1 (34')Reuben Jerome - 1 (45')Brad Carroll - 1 (54')Dav Symington - 1 (86')
Game Statistics
0Yellow cards0
0Red cards0
0Corner Kick0
0Shots on Goal0
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Game Timeline
Sam Smith
Connor Millington
Jordan Wynne
Matty Clarke
Reuben Jerome
Keelan Leslie
James Cooper
Brad Carroll
Scott Allison
Scott Fenwick
Nic Evangelinos
Dav Symington


Two goals in each half paved the way for Reds’ best win away of the season as they extended their impressive unbeaten run on the road to eleven matches.

Indeed, their only reverse on their travels was at Warrington Rylands back in October and the top two now face each other on Saturday in the return fixture at Borough Park.

There was never any doubt about the outcome at the Berry Street Garage Stadium with Reds in dominant mood from start to finish.  And what became a difficult task for the hosts became even more so three minutes before the interval when defender Jordan Wynne was sent off.

There was confusion over what seemed a harsh dismissal with the referee first pulling out a yellow card before quickly switching to red after Wynne’s head-high challenge on Brad Carroll.

The Reds midfielder was certainly kicked in the face but there was no malicious intent from Wynne.

Reds were already a goal to the good at that point and another soon after the sending off rocked Bootle’s composure.

Charlie Holland squandered Bootle’s first chance, dragging his shot wide when well placed but Morgan Homson-Smith did, at least, test Jim Atkinson from distance.

But they were isolated sorties into Workington territory as the Cumbrians got a foothold in the game and Theo Roberts was certainly the busier of the two ‘keepers.

They created a few half chances but the all important first goal came after thirty four minutes following their fifth corner.  Sam Smith’s intention was to head the cross but the ball dropped between him and a Bootle defender and he reacted quickly to fire home from close range with his less favoured right foot.

Bootle were still in the game at that point but the Wynne/Carroll incident saw the pendulum swing in Workington’s favour.

They doubled their advantage on the stroke of half time with a fine Reuben Jerome goal.  He received the ball from Matty Clark, turned on a sixpence and his well struck left foot shot was in the net before Roberts had time to react.

Keelan Leslie was introduced to the game just before half time, replacing the injured Kyle Harrison, and the teenager slotted in seamlessly, playing his part in an excellent team performance.  

Top scorer, David Symington, brought a great save out of Roberts early in the second half but increased Reds’ lead nine minutes after the restart.  Good attacking play down the right culminated in Scott Allison feeding Symington on the edge of the area and the latter had all the time he needed to plant the ball in the net for a landmark goal.  It was his fiftieth for the club, not the best from his wonderful portfolio of spectacular goals, but important nevertheless.

Atkinson was almost a spectator as Reds’ game management resulted in Bootle’s ten men chasing round like headless chickens.  But, to their credit, they came close to reducing the arrears when Declan McLoughlin broke clear but his shot was saved by Atkinson’s feet.

Scott Fenwick and Nico Evangelinos were introduced for the final half hour, and both made positive contributions, although the former blazed a great chance over the bar with his first touch.

A well worked corner routine led to the fourth goal of the evening and it was Carroll who drove the ball home four minutes from time, to complete a thoroughly professional performance.   

Bootle: Roberts T, Roberts J, Carberry, Bell (Cooper, 46) McCarten, Wynne, Homson-Smith, McLoughlin, Petersen, Millington, Holland.  Substitutes – Loughlin, McDonald, McGowan, Ogunby (not used).

Workington: Atkinson, Harrison (Leslie, 45), Clarke, Wordsworth, Smith, Casson, Symington, Carroll, Jerome (Fenwick, 59), Tinnion (Evangelinos, 59), Allison.  Substitutes – Gaul, Rigg (not used).

Referee: Louis Smith

Corner count: 4-11

Red card: Wynne (Bootle)

Booking: Millington (Bootle)


DateTimeLeagueSeasonFull Time
05/04/202219:45NPL WestNPL West 21/2290'


Berry Street Garage Stadium

Vesty Road, Litherland, Sefton, North West England, England, L30 1NY, United Kingdom


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals


1Theo Roberts Goalkeeper
2Jay Roberts Defender
3Michael Carberry Defender
4Will Bell 12 Defender
5Jay McCarten Defender
6Jordan Wynne Midfielder 42'
7Morgan Homson-Smith Midfielder
8Declan McLoughlin Midfielder
9Tom Peterson Forward
10Connor Millington Midfielder 38'
11Charlie Holland Midfielder
12James Cooper 4 Defender
14Liam Loughlin Midfielder
15Matty McDonald Midfielder
16Jack McGowan Forward
17Henri Ogunby Forward


1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Kyle Harrison 17 Defender
3Matty Clarke Defender 45'
4Dan Wordsworth Defender
5Sam Smith Defender 34'
6Ceiran Casson Midfielder
7Dav Symington Midfielder 86'
8Brad Carroll Midfielder 54'
9Reuben Jerome 12 Forward 45'
10Conor Tinnion 16 Midfielder
11Scott Allison Forward 54'
12Scott Fenwick 9 Forward
14Connor Gaul Forward
15Steven Rigg Forward
16Nic Evangelinos 10 Midfielder
17Keelan Leslie 2 Midfielder
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