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

Carlisle City
Gillford Park Petteril Bank Road Carlisle CA1 3AF
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
2 - 0
Final Score
Jordan Palmer - 2 (70', 72')
Game Statistics
0Yellow cards0
0Red cards0
0Corner Kick0
0Shots on Goal0
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Game Timeline
Kieron Olsen
Matty Hartley
Reuben Jerome
Jordan Palmer
Jordan Palmer
Liam Studholme
Carl Lightfoot
Louis Webster
Harry Atkinson


Workington made a tame exit from the Cumberland Cup after an uninspiring performance at Gillford Park.

The selection policy of fielding a mixed side served them well in the two previous rounds but the lack of cohesion was noticeable on this occasion and they can have no complaints about the outcome.

Indeed City, who named ten players with previous Workington connections on the team sheet, will be wondering why they didn’t score a few more goals after dominating the second half.

Kyle May

Reds were expecting to face a number of their ‘old boys’ for this Quarter Final tie but it was a surprise to see Kyle May turning out in sky blue.  Reds’ record appearance holder appeared to enjoy his debut for City, just a few months short of his fortieth birthday!

The first half was nothing more than an extended warm-up with disjointed Reds and ring-rusty City struggling to find any rhythm.

Brad Carroll registered the first shot on target but the weak effort didn’t really trouble Craig Murray in the City goal and although his next effort was struck better it was deflected wide for a corner.

City’s best attempts from Josh Simpson and Aaran Bradbury were wayward although a David Seggie shot saw Danny Eccles fumble the ball before the danger was averted.

It was goalless at the break but the tempo improved on the restart with Jim Nichols’ Northern League side gaining the upper hand.

That was after Carroll’s over-hit free kick had landed on top of Murray’s crossbar.

The deadlock should have been broken when City were awarded a penalty following Dan Whitehead’s trip on Bradbury in the fifty second minute.  Bradbury took the spot-kick himself only for the ball to rebound off the crossbar.

There was another close call for Reds when Jordan Palmer’s glancing header saw Eccles smother the ball on the line.  At one point, it was only City’s wastefulness in front of goal keeping Reds in contention as Bradbury, Simpson and Jordan Holt were finding it easier to hit the adjacent railway line than the back of Eccles’ net.

But the breakthrough came in the seventieth minute when the referee rightly awarded the Sky Blues a second penalty following Aidan Howarth’s trip on Keighran Kerr.

Palmer stepped up this time and blasted home the opener.

Two minutes later, it was all over as Palmer swept home his second after good City progress down the right.

It was then up to Reds to do something they hadn’t looked capable of doing all night – find a goal.  But there wasn’t even a consolation to celebrate, despite on target efforts from Reuben Jerome and Carl Lightfoot, with City’s place in the semi-final already assured. 

The Cumberland Cup certainly wasn’t a priority this season but local pride took a bit of a hit after this well below par showing and now Reds have to re-focus on the quest for league points with a busy schedule imminent. 

 Carlisle City: Murray, Olsen, Kelly (Hartley, 61), Bowman T, May (Atkinson H, 84) Holt, Kerr, Simpson, Palmer, Seggie (Studholme, 77), Bradbury.  Substitutes – Allison, Johnstone (not used).

Workington: Eccles, Howarth, Whitehead, Butterworth, Casson (Webster, 78), Burns (Jerome, 68), Bowman C, Carroll (Lightfoot C, 78), Fenwick, Lawrence, Gooden.  Substitutes – Houghton, Paden-Gale (not used).

Referee: John Mulligan, Carlisle

Booking: Olsen (Carlisle City)

Attendance: 195


DateTimeSeasonFull Time
11/01/202219:45Cumberland Cup 21/2290'


Gilford Park

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


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Carlisle City022

Carlisle City

1Craig Murray Goalkeeper
2Kieron Olsen Defender 59'
3Jay Kelly 14 Defender
4Tyler Bowman Defender
5Kyle May 17 Defender
6Jordan Holt Midfielder
7Keighran Kerr Midfielder
8Josh Simpson Midfielder
9Jordan Palmer Forward 70', 72'
10David Seggie 15 Forward
11Arran Bradbury Midfielder
12Peter Allison Defender
14Matty Hartley 3 Defender
15Nathan Johnstone Forward
15Liam Studholme 10 Midfielder
17Harry Atkinson 5 Defender


1Danny Eccles Goalkeeper
2Aidan Howarth Defender
3Dan Whitehead Defender
4Reuben Butterworth Defender
5Ceiran Casson 15 Midfielder
6Jack Burns 12 Midfielder
7Charlie Bowman Forward
8Brad Carroll 14 Midfielder
9Scott Fenwick Forward
10Donae Lawrence Forward
11Iyrwah Gooden Midfielder
12Reuben Jerome 6 Forward
14Carl Lightfoot 8 Midfielder
15Louis Webster 5 Midfielder
16Tom Houghton Forward
21Scott Paden-Gale Goalkeeper
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