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Hebburn Town 2-1 Workington AFC U18

Hebburn Town 2-1 Workington AFC U18

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Recap

In a week when the first team bowed out of the FA Cup after conceding two goals in stoppage time, the club’s talented youngsters suffered similar disappointment after losing to a ninety first minute penalty.

And it sent Reds crashing out of the FA Youth Cup, denying them the opportunity of a dream trip to Hartlepool United in the next round.

Both teams were running on empty by the end of ninety minutes and it seemed as though we were destined for a penalty shoot-out to determine the winners.  Ultimately, though, just one spot-kick was needed, and James Robinson converted the last gasp decider to send the hosts through.

Max Smith

It was a tough one to take for Reds, particularly their young ‘keeper, Max Smith, who had kept his side in the tie with a string of fine saves.  He did get gloves on Robinson’s penalty but not enough to keep the ball out of the net.    

The Cumbrians had their moments in this fourth meeting between the clubs in six years but they were not at their best and didn’t quite do themselves justice.  That may seem harsh, but their heroes were in defence – young Smith and the more experienced Matty Hartley and skipper, Harry Atkinson, were probably their better players on the night.

After an even first half, Reds seemed rather sluggish on the restart and it took them a while to get going.  Their resilience kept them in the game and the outcome might have been different had Charlie Johnston’s seventy-sixth minute strike found the net instead of rebounding off the upright.

He had chipped the ball over the stranded ‘keeper, Cieran Churchill, but in a ‘slow-motion’ moment, luck was against him.

Aidan Howarth had the game’s first chance of note but his fifth minute strike narrowly missed the target and that set the tone for Reds with most of the opportunities which came their way either squandered or failing to trouble Churchill.

Town opened the scoring after an even seventeen minutes when Robert Woodroffe was allowed to turn in the box and send the ball past Smith from fifteen yards.

Joe Palmer

There was a good response from blue-shirted Workington, and they equalised on the half hour mark.  Ciaran Poultney did well on the right flank, but his cross evaded everyone in the box only to find Joe Palmer lurking at the far post.  He steadied himself before despatching the ball into the net for a well taken goal.

Hebburn dominated for a spell in the second half but they couldn’t find a way past Smith with a diving save to keep out Dillan Short’s free kick and a brave stop at Woodroffe’s feet the best of half a dozen stops.

We had gone beyond the ninety-minute mark when Palmer’s mistimed tackle saw Kane Doughney go down in the area leaving the referee with no alternative other than pointing to the spot.

Robinson duly converted, just, and brave Reds were left to contemplate what might have been!   

Hebburn Town: Churchill, Bewick, Short, Nicholls, Archibald, Campbell (Ray, 48), Scurfield, Robinson M, Woodroffe (Arthur, 71), Robinson J, Hepplewhite (Doughney, 74).  Substitutes – Taylor, Docherty, Singh, Herald (not used).

Workington: Smith, Howarth (Grant, 46), Hartley, Hendron, Atkinson, Palmer, Pickering, Watson, Foster, Johnston, Poultney (Scott, 70).  Substitutes – Knowles, Rowntree (not used).

Referee: Evan Culling, Bedlington

Bookings: Nicholls (Hebburn Town), Hendron, Palmer (Workington)

Attendance: 96

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Details

Date Time Season
24/09/2020 20:00 FA Youth Cup 2020/21

Venue

Green Energy Sports Ground
South Drive, Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, NE31 1UN

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Hebburn Town112
Workington AFC U18101

Hebburn Town

1Cieran Churchill Goalkeeper
2Gabriel Bewick Defender
3Dillan Short Defender
4Ethan Nicholls Midfielder 78'
5Thomas Archibald Defender
6Kain Campbell 17 Defender
7Harry Scurfield Midfielder
8Matty Robinson Midfielder
9Robert Woodroffe 12 Forward 17'
10James Robinson Forward 90'
11Tommy Hepplewhite 14 Midfielder
12Liam Arthur 9 Forward
13Charlie Taylor
14Kane Dougherty 11 Midfielder
15Niall Docherty
16Yuvraj Singh
17Charlie Ray 6 Defender
18Jay Herald

Workington AFC U18

1Max Smith Goalkeeper
2Aidan Howarth 12 Defender
3Matty Hartley Defender
4Cameron Hendron Defender 50'
5Harry Atkinson Defender
6Joe Palmer Defender 29'
90'
7Louis Pickering Midfielder
8Harry Watson Forward
9Matty Foster Forward
10Charlie Johnston Forward
11Ciaran Poultney 16 Forward 29'
12Ross Grant 2
14Luke Knowles Forward
15Kieron Rowntree
16Jaden Scott 11 Midfielder
Goals
2
1
Assists
0
1
Yellow Cards
1
2
Red Cards
0
0
Own Goals
0
0

KO KO 17 29 29 46 48 50 70 72 74 78 90 90 FT
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