Holker Old Boys 8-1 Workington AFC Development


Handmark Engineering StadiumHawcoat, Dalton-in-Furness, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, North West England, England, LA14 4JG, United Kingdom

Holker Old Boys
Handmark Engineering Stadium Rakesmoor Lane Barrow in Furness Cumbria LA14 4QB
Workington AFC Development
8 - 1
Final Score
Tom Dawson - 2 (4', 50')Gareth Smith - 1 (15')Nathan Reid - 1 (25')Jamie Hodgson - 2 (35', 60')Patrick Allington - 1 (45')Faryl Foster - 1 (90')
Aidan Howarth - 1 (80')
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
Tom Dawson
Gareth Smith
Nathan Reid
Jamie Hodgson
Patrick Allington
Tom Dawson
Jamie Hodgson
Aidan Howarth
Faryl Foster


An injury to a an inform player before kick-off, playing in a thunder storm, shipping eight goals and a diverted journey home due to road closures added up to an evening best forgotten as the Old Boys handed out a thrashing to Reds’ teenagers.

Ciaran Booty had to hobble off before kick-off, after his knee locked in the pre-match warm up, and that was just the start of the nightmare.

The Holker first team squad ran riot in a one-sided first half which saw Kevin Watkin’s side rattle in five goals before the interval.

Reds showed great character in the second half and, with the slope to their advantage and improving conditions, they continued to move the ball about well against their more experienced opponents.

The physical difference and that extra yard of pace enabled the Barrow outfit to dictate the game from start to finish ahead of their North West Counties League opener on Saturday.

For Brian Dawson’s youngsters, it was a tough learning curve but an indication of the levels they have to aspire to.

Tommy Dawson opened the scoring after just four minutes and Patrick Allington headed the fifth on the stroke of half time.  In between, Gareth Smith, Nathan Reid and Jamie Hodgson, with a stunning ‘goal-of-the-match’, all netted as OB enjoyed the target practice.

Dawson and Hodgson both grabbed their second goal of the night in the opening quarter of an hour after the break but Reds stuck to their task.

They went in search of a consolation goal but both Leon Dmytrowski and Thomas Houghton squandered the rare opportunities which came their way.

But with eighty minutes on the clock Workington did find the target with the most bizarre goal of this or any other season.

Aidan Howarth was relieved to ease the pressure just outside Reds’ eighteen yard line but his up-field clearance took off in the wind, bounced once and sailed over the embarrassed Holker ‘keeper for an unusual ‘eighty-yarder’!

It didn’t quite have the Patrik Schick finesse but amused the sparse crowd trying to shelter from the elements.

But Holker had the last laugh and scored the final goal of the night seconds before the final whistle.  Faryl Foster’s shot sneaked in at the near post to cap a night of woe for the young Reds.  

Holker Old Boys: Stephens, McCracken, Woodend, Watkin, Mellen, Allington, Reid, McGladdery, Dawson, Hodgson, Smith.  Substitutes – Foster, Baines, Thompson, Spence, Martin, Aimison.

Workington: Paden-Gale, Dmytrowski, Whitehead, Skinner, Howarth, Butterworth, Lowrie, Burns, Foster, Pears, Houghton.  Substitutes – Stephenson, Bell, Harrell (all used).


Date Time Season Full Time
28/07/2021 19:45 Development Friendlies 21/22 90'


Handmark Engineering Stadium

Hawcoat, Dalton-in-Furness, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, North West England, England, LA14 4JG, United Kingdom


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
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1Samuel Stephens Goalkeeper
2Hakan McCraken Defender
3Joshua Woodend Defender
4Kevin Watkin Defender
5Jamie Mellen Midfielder
6Patrick Allington Defender 45'
7Nathan Reid Midfielder 25'
8William McGladdery Midfielder
9Tom Dawson Forward 4', 50'
10Jamie Hodgson Forward 35', 60'
11Gareth Smith Midfielder 15'
12Faryl Foster 90'
14Callum Baynes
15Charley Thompson
16Tyler Spence
17Finley Martin Goalkeeper
18Joe Amison

Workington AFC Development

1Scott Paden-Gale Goalkeeper
2Leon Dmytrowski Midfielder
3Dan Whitehead Defender
4Tom Skinner Defender
5Aidan Howarth Defender 80'
6Reuben Butterworth Defender
7Elliot Lowrie Midfielder
8Jack Burns Midfielder
9Matty Foster Forward
10Cain Pears Midfielder
11Tom Houghton Forward
12Evan Stephenson Defender
14Coby Bell
15Tyler Harrell
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