Recap

Dunston
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
0 - 5
Final Score
Kofi Moore - 1 (29')Matty Bell - 1 (40')Conor Tinnion - 1 (44')Dav Symington - 1 (78')Keelan Leslie - 1 (84')
Game Statistics
0Yellow cards0
0Red cards0
0Corner Kick0
0Saves0
0Shots on Goal0
0Shots0
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
Jim Atkinson
29'
Kofi Moore
29'
Matty Bell
40'
Kofi Moore
40'
Conor Tinnion
44'
Jordan Lamb
46'
Steven Rigg
46'
Brad Hubbold
46'
Scott Allison
46'
Dan Wordsworth
50'
Keelan Leslie
57'
Lewis Moore
64'
Jack Walker
67'
Jack Elliott
67'
Jack Camarda
73'
Jake Jensen
73'
Dav Symington
78'
Connor Hammell
78'
Hayden Tait
79'
Keelan Leslie
84'
Connor Hammell
84'
FT

Recap

A third successive victory in the north east brought Workington’s pre-season schedule to a satisfactory conclusion and now the focus is fully on Ashton United and the start of the Northern Premier League campaign.

And, whilst the scoreline suggests a comfortable away win, Dunston will regret the number of chances they squandered.  On the handful of occasions they did find the target, Jim Atkinson thwarted them with a series of good saves.  

At the same time, Workington handed out a lesson in finishing, scoring five quality goals and looking potent every time they ventured forward.

Reds, and Dan Wordsworth in particular, suffered a bit of bad luck in the thirteenth minute.  Put through by Bobby Carroll’s astute pass, the rugged defender swept home a sublime left foot shot in one sweet movement only for the best goal of his career to be ruled out for a marginal offside decision.

It was back to the day job after that with Wordsworth and Sam Smith looking rock solid at the heart of the defence.

Dale Pearson did break through Reds’ backline but a hurried finish was wide of the target.

The opening goal came after twenty-nine minutes with Kofi Moore taking advantage of a gaping gap down the middle to first control and then despatch the ball past Dan Staples.

Staples then made a double save first pushing away a Dav Symington free kick and then punching the ball to safety from Greg McCaragher’s follow-up header.  And the goalkeeper was involved again as Reds doubled their lead five minutes before the interval.

Matty Bell

Kofi Moore sent another goal-bound shot towards the bottom corner and Staples saved well but could only deflect the ball into Matty Bell’s path.  He reacted well to side foot the ball home from close range to convert his first goal for the club.

Pearson wasted another chance at the other end and it proved costly with Workington scoring again in the forty-fourth minute.  The ball was only partially cleared by a hard-pressed Dunston defence and Conor Tinnion, lurking inside the ‘D’, lashed the ball home with his trusted left foot.

Symington was off target with his first effort after the interval and saw another more accurate attempt dealt with by Staples.

Similarly, the Dunston skipper, Michael Pearson, scooped a great chance over the bar following a corner and namesake, Dale Pearson, was denied by Atkinson before David Robinson dragged a great chance wide.

Having scored three good goals in the later stages of the first half, Workington netted two more crackers to record their best ever win at Dunston.

Keelan Leslie

Symington finally got the goal he deserved with another free-kick special, beating Staples all ends up with a trade mark twenty-five yarder, thirteen minutes from time.

And a good afternoon’s work was completed just before the end when Keelan Leslie bagged his first goal for the club with an unerring finish from well outside the box.

Three injuries to key personnel tarnished a pleasing afternoon’s work but Danny Grainger has a number of options in his squad, providing plenty of food for thought before Saturday. 

Dunston: Staples, Baxter, McDonald, Pearson M, Swailes, Galbraith, Carr, Chrisp, Pearson D, Robinson, Djalo.  Substitutes – Camarda, Walker, Elliott, Jensen, Lamb (all used).

Workington: Atkinson, Roxburgh, Bell, Wordsworth, Smith, Carroll, Symington, McCaragher, Reilly, Moore K, Tinnion.  Substitutes – Rigg, Hubbold, Allison, Leslie, Tait, Moore L and Hammell (all used).

Referee: Kieran Downey, Sunderland

Booking: Wordsworth, Workington

Attendance: 167

 

Details

DateTimeSeasonFull Time
05/08/202315:00Friendlies 23/2490'

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Dunston FC000
Workington325

Dunston FC

1Dan Staples Goalkeeper
2Craig Baxter 12 Defender
3Chris McDonald 17 Defender
4Michael Pearson Defender
5Jude Swailes Defender
6Terry Galbraith 14 Defender
7Luke Carr Midfielder
8Jonathon Chrisp Midfielder
9Dale Pearson Midfielder
10David Robinson 16 Midfielder
11Sado Djalo 15 Forward
12Jack Camarda 2 Defender
14Jack Walker 6 Defender
15Jack Elliott 11 Midfielder
16Jake Jensen 10 Midfielder
17Jordan Lamb 3 Forward

Workington

1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper 29'
2Aidan Roxburgh 17 Defender
3Matty Bell Defender 40'
4Dan Wordsworth 18 Defender 50'
5Sam Smith Defender
6Bobby Carroll 14 Midfielder
7Dav Symington 19 Midfielder 78'
8Greg McCaragher 16 Midfielder
9Lewis Reilly 15 Forward
10Kofi Moore Midfielder 29'
40'
11Conor Tinnion 12 Midfielder 44'
12Steven Rigg 11 Forward
14Brad Hubbold 6 Midfielder
15Scott Allison 9 Forward
16Keelan Leslie 8 Midfielder 84'
17Hayden Tait 2 Defender
18Lewis Moore 4 Midfielder
19Connor Hammell 7 Midfielder 84'
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