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Carlisle City vs Workington AFC

Carlisle City vs Workington AFC



Reds first-team got their pre-season off to a winning start last night, beating Carlisle City 2-5.

Dav Symington’s double and goals each from trialist Jordan Holt, Brad Carroll and Ruben Jerome gave Danny Grainger’s side the victory.

In truth, neither team were at their best but for a first friendly, Reds’ two XIs performed admirably and recorded a resounding result in wet conditions.

Trailist Holt got Reds on their way after just six minutes, as his deflected strike slipped past City goalkeeper Kyle Townsley, going in off the post.

Brad Hubbold, the only man to start both halves, rattled the crossbar not long after the opener as Reds put the pressure on.

New signing Louis Potts and Scott Allison both went close, too but couldn’t score towards as the end of the first half loomed.

With five minutes remaining, though, Brad Carroll doubled our lead with a peach of a strike, curling in an effort from just inside the host’s penalty area.

Nevertheless, the game was an open one – thanks to no one dominating possession – and City managed a goal when Rob McCartney fired a low shot past Jim Atkinson into the bottom left-hand corner shortly before the break.

The second half got off to a shock start, as Reds were handed the chance to regain their two-goal advantage with a penalty just over a minute post-restart.

New signing Ruben Jerome stepped up after coming on as one of many changes, but Townsley tipped his effort round the right-hand post.

However, Dav Symington didn’t waste time made sure to make it 1-3 on 52’ with a thunderous effort from range.

That was before the visitors were awarded another penalty and the City stopper saved again from Jerome – no mean feat.

Symington once more made amends for his teammate, hitting a 35-yard free-kick straight past a this-time helpless Townsley.

With 15 minutes remaining, Jerome, following treatment for a knock, finally got his goal in style.

The forward cut inside from the left flank and fired in fierce effort to make it five, capping things off for his new club.

City did pull a consolation goal back when March Shiel’s pressing dispossessed Ceiran Casson on the edge of our penalty area, making it 2-5.

Reds first half – J. Atkinson; Clarke, Wordsworth, H. Atkinson, Smith; Holt (trailist), Carroll, Hubbold; Potts, Bowman, Allison

Reds second half – J. Atkinson; Hebson, Little, Howarth, Brockbank; Casson, Hubbold, Tinnion (c); Symington, Jerome, Lightfoot


Date Time Season
04/08/2020 19:30 Friendlies 2020/21


Gilford Park
Gillford Park, Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle, CA1 3AF


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Carlisle City112
Workington AFC235

Carlisle City

1Kyle Townsley Goalkeeper
2Kieron Olsen Defender
3Josh Morley Defender
4Sam Atkinson Defender
5Dan Kirkup Defender
6Josh Simpson Midfielder
7Ben Palmer Midfielder
8Liam Studholme Midfielder
9Rob McCartney Forward 43'
10Jordan Palmer Forward
11Arron Bradbury Midfielder
12James Earl Midfielder
14Nathan Johnstone
15Liam Delaney Midfielder
16Marc Shiel Forward 78'
17Mark Graham

Workington AFC

1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Matty Clarke Defender
3Dan Wordsworth Defender
4Harry Atkinson Defender
5Sam Smith Defender
6Jordan Holt Midfielder 6'
7Brad Carroll Midfielder 40'
8Brad Hubbold Midfielder
9Louis Potts Forward
10Charlie Bowman Forward
11Scott Allison Forward
Robbie Hebson 2 Defender
Jordan Little 3 Defender
Aidan Howarth 4 Defender
Liam Brockbank 5 Defender
Ceiran Casson 6 Midfielder
Conor Tinnion 7 Midfielder
Dav Symington 9 Midfielder 52', 61'
Reuben Jerome 10 Forward 75'
Carl Lightfoot 11 Forward
Thomas Houghton 8 Forward
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Own Goals

KO KO 6 40 43 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 52 61 71 75 78 80 FT
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