Kendal Town 1-3 Workington AFC

Recap

NPL West NPL West 21/22

ST&B Accountants Stadium65 Archers Meadow, Kendal LA9 7DY, UK

Kendal Town
ST&B Accountants Stadium Parkside Road Kendal LA9 7BL
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
1 - 3
Final Score
Scott MacDonald - 1 (2')
Kyle Harrison - 1 (5')Steven Rigg - 2 (58', 66')
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
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
Scott MacDonald
2'
Conor Tinnion
5'
Kyle Harrison
5'
Conor Tinnion
58'
Steven Rigg
58'
Joel Brogan
66'
Kyle Harrison
66'
Steven Rigg
66'
Sam Braithwaite
73'
Sam Braithwaite
74'
Ceiran Casson
78'
Iyrwah Gooden
78'
Gedeao Varela
80'
Kyle Harrison
84'
Gary Basterfield
84'
Donae Lawrence
86'
Billy Batch
90'
FT

Recap

On a day of bumper attendances in the Northern Premier League, Parkside Road hosted a seven hundred plus crowd for the first Cumbrian derby of the season. The bulk of those had come over the hills from the west of the county and, at two minutes past three, were probably regretting being part of Reds best away following of the season.

At that point, Workington were a goal down with Scott MacDonald giving the hosts a shock lead with just sixty five seconds on the clock. He got goal-side of Reds back line, held off the challenge and calmly placed the ball between the post and the body of Danny Eccles.

There were some audible cheers from the Kendal support but a stunned silence from the travellers.

It was tough start for Eccles who was drafted in for just his second league appearance of the season to cover for the injured Jim Atkinson. Chris Willcock had been forced to re-shuffle his starting XI at the eleventh hour, first when the regular ‘keeper confirmed a troublesome back injury and then through Covid related absences when Dav Symington and Nic Evangelinos were forced into isolation.

But before the army of away followers had digested their Christmas turkey and copious amounts of pre-match alcohol, Reds were back in the gameKendal’s advantage lasting all of four minutes.

Conor Tinnion clipped a corner into the danger area and Kyle Harrison rose highest to head home his first goal for the club. It was fitting that those two should combine to get the revival underway, as they were influential throughout.

And although Reds dominated possession for the remainder of the half, they failed to breach Town’s inexperienced defence again.

Tinnion took advantage when two Kendal defenders dithered to head the ball but, once in the clear, he delayed his shot and James McCleneghan saved well to avert the danger. The latter then dealt comfortably with Sam Smith’s header, via a Tinnion free-kick, and held on to a well struck Brad Carroll shot.

Town missed the target following a rare sortie forward when Daniel Edwards’ shot cleared the cross bar.

Eccles was tested within seconds of the restart but confidently caught Akiel Raffie’s effort from distance.

Steven Rigg’s two well taken goals after fifty-eight and sixty-six minutes rubber-stamped Reds superiority and paved the way to a thirteenth win of this hitherto successful campaign.Rigg’s first, a goal-bound shot which took a slight deflection, found the bottom corner of the net – a touch fortunate perhaps, but definitely his fifth goal of the campaign so far.

His second of the afternoon, and sixth of the season, was the end product of a great move down the right. Connor Gaul and Harrison linked together well and the latter scooped a cross into the area which Rigg met superbly to power a header beyond the helpless McCleneghan.

Gaul and Brad Hubbold attempted shots from outside the area but neither trouble the Town ‘keeper.

As it is the season, the game even had a pantomime villain with Town’s Gary Basterfield doing his best to upset all and sundry – oh yes he did! He picked up a yellow card, as did colleagues Billy Batch and Sam Braithwaite, along with Reds’ Harrison.

The result maintained second spot for Reds in the table but, of more concern, is Town’s position of second bottom, now looking rather precarious.

There was no shortage of spirit on their part but they now need favours from others, not to mention a sequence of victories and a few snookers!

Kendal Town: McCleneghan, Wraighte, Batch, Nightingale, Byrne, Cloudsdale (Braithwaite, 72), Fagan (Brogan, 65), Raffie, MacDonald, Basterfield, Edwards (Varela, 80). Substitutes – Odapo, Higham (not used).

Workington: Eccles, Harrison, Clarke, Wordsworth, Smith, Hubbold (Casson, 78), Gaul (Gooden, 78), Carroll, Jerome (Lawrence, 86), Tinnion, Rigg. Substitutes – Dmytrowski, Howarth (not used).

Referee: Nat Cox, Blackpool

Bookings: Basterfield, Batch, Braithwaite (Kendal Town), Harrison (Workington)

Attendance: 705

Matchday photos: Ben Challis

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time
27/12/2021 15:00 NPL West NPL West 21/22 0'

Venue

ST&B Accountants Stadium

65 Archers Meadow, Kendal LA9 7DY, UK

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Kendal Town101
Workington123

Kendal Town

1James McClenaghan Goalkeeper
2Chris Wraighte Midfielder
3Billy Batch Defender 90'
4Darren Nightingale Defender
5Jack Byrne Defender
6Nathan Cloudsdale 12 Midfielder
7Thomas Fagan 14 Midfielder
8Akiel Raffie Midfielder
9Scott MacDonald Forward 2'
10Gary Basterfield Forward 84'
11Daniel Edwards 17 Midfielder
12Sam Braithwaite 6 Midfielder 74'
14Joel Brogan 7 Midfielder
15Obadiaru Odaro
16Will Higham Defender
17Gedeao Varela 11 Midfielder

Workington

1Danny Eccles Goalkeeper
2Kyle Harrison Defender 5'
66'
84'
3Matty Clarke Defender
4Dan Wordsworth Defender
5Sam Smith Defender
6Brad Hubbold 12 Midfielder
7Connor Gaul 14 Forward
8Brad Carroll Midfielder
9Reuben Jerome 15 Forward
10Conor Tinnion Midfielder 5', 58'
11Steven Rigg Forward 58', 66'
12Ceiran Casson 6 Midfielder
14Iyrwah Gooden 7 Midfielder
15Donae Lawrence 9 Forward
16Leon Dmytrowski Midfielder
17Aidan Howarth Defender
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