NPL West NPL West 21/22

Holt HouseColne, Pendle, Lancashire, North West England, England, BB8 9SF, United Kingdom

Holt House Harrison Drive Colne BB8 9SF
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
0 - 3
Final Score
Conor Tinnion - 2 (24', 35')Dav Symington - 1 (57')
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
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Game Timeline
Brad Hubbold
Conor Tinnion
Anthony Williams
Dav Symington
Conor Tinnion
Olatunde Bayode
Connor Gaul
Reuben Jerome
Dav Symington
Steven Rigg
Charlie Russell
Oliver Roberts
Lee Pugh


There wasn’t a red shirt in sight as the Colne Reds and our own Reds did battle in the Holt House gloom in an important NPL West encounter.

Colne have opted for an all white kit this season to mark a significant club anniversary and Reds played in their green outfit which has proved lucky on their travels this term.

Regardless of fashion, this was an excellent performance from the Cumbrians and a thoroughly deserved victory lifted them to second in the table, five points behind leaders Marine.

And for a change, it was a stress-free afternoon with one’s finger nails still intact after a dominant ninety minutes.  I cannot recall any anxiety at all as Chris Willcock’s side went about their business in an efficient manner with the manager rightly describing it as a ‘fantastic team performance’. 

But this comfortable win came at a cost with the loss of two players – one through injury and the other due to a straight red card.

Brad Carroll sustained facial damage after a collision with team mate, Steven Rigg, just before half time and spent several hours at hospital following a cut around his eye.

And ten minutes into the second half, they were reduced to ten men when a Reuben Jerome tackle was deemed dangerous by the referee who sent Reds’ centre forward for an early shower and, almost certainly, a three game ban.

The loss of two key players might have disrupted the rhythm but it didn’t and Reds looked just as comfortable for the remaining thirty five minutes as they had earlier.  Indeed they scored their third goal two minutes after Jerome’s dismissal and Colne surrendered there and then.  

Conor Tinnion

Reds were two goals ahead at half time and already well on the way to a fourth successive win on what is becoming a happy hunting ground.  Conor Tinnion netted both – the first a simple tap-in after being alert enough to see an opportunity looming and the second a rather special swerving left-footer from a well worked corner routine. 

The first came in the twenty fourth minute following a meandering Brad Hubbold run culminating in a shot which hit the post.  Jerome and Tinnion were on hand in a crowded area but the latter got lucky and blasted home from close range.

Eleven minutes later, the excellent away support was treated to a sublime second.  Tinnion hadn’t been picked up when receiving the ball from a Dav Symington corner and that wand of a left foot did the rest with Colne ‘keeper, Hakan Burton, helpless as the ball swerved away from his gloves and into the net.

Colne hadn’t really troubled Jim Atkinson in the first half and a tame shot from Dean Ing was about all he had to deal with, such was the vice-like grip his back four had on matters in front of him.

Soon after the restart, and Carroll already en route to hospital, Colne pieced together their best move of the game.  Ing and Matthew Morgan combined well but when the latter crossed from the right, Ing touched the ball the wrong side of the post.

Colne might have sensed there was a route back into the contest following the sending off, but that notion was quickly squashed when Symington bagged his fifth goal of the season with another missile-type finish.  Receiving the ball from Rigg, he got the vital yard on Paul Dugdale and, from an acute angle, fired the ball into the far corner of the net for Reds’ third.

Reds managed the game superbly thereafter yet survived a couple of scares before the end.  Reece Webb-Foster’s shot hit the same upright as Hubbold had in the first half before the loose ball was scrambled clear and Matthew Makinson’s low shot was on target but routinely smothered by Atkinson.       

Colne: Burton, Cannon-Noren (Russell, 60), Dugdale (Roberts, 65), Makinson, Winstanley, Taylor, Williams (Bayode, 46), Pugh, Ing, Webb-Foster, Morgan.  Substitutes – Dodd, O’Halleron (not used).

Workington: Atkinson, Harrison, Clarke, Wordsworth, Smith, Hubbold, Symington, Carroll (Gaul, 46), Jerome, Tinnion, Rigg.  Substitutes – Gooden, Rowe, Bowman, Eccles (not used).

Referee: Jacob Graham, Manchester

Bookings: Williams, Pugh (Colne)

Red card: Jerome (Workington)

Attendance: 318


Date Time League Season Full Time
20/11/2021 15:00 NPL West NPL West 21/22 0'


Holt House

Colne, Pendle, Lancashire, North West England, England, BB8 9SF, United Kingdom


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals


1Hakan Burton Goalkeeper
2Harry Canon-Noren 17 Defender
3Paul Dugdale 15 Defender
4Matty Makinson Defender
5Harry Winstanley Defender
6Ryan Taylor Defender
7Anthony Williams 12 Midfielder 31'
8Lee Pugh Midfielder 70'
9Dean Ing Forward
10Reece Webb-Foster Forward
11Matty Morgan Midfielder
12Olatunde Bayode 7 Midfielder
14Alex Dodd Midfielder
15Oliver Roberts 3 Defender
16Sam O’Halleron Forward
17Charlie Russell 2 Midfielder


1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Kyle Harrison Defender
3Matty Clarke Defender
4Dan Wordsworth Defender
5Sam Smith Defender
6Brad Hubbold Midfielder 24'
7Dav Symington Midfielder 57'
8Brad Carroll 12 Midfielder
9Reuben Jerome Forward 55'
10Conor Tinnion Midfielder 24', 35'
11Steven Rigg Forward 57'
12Connor Gaul 8 Forward
14Iyrwah Gooden Midfielder
15Louis Rowe Forward
16Charlie Bowman Forward
21Danny Eccles Goalkeeper
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