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Kirkoswald FC vs Workington AFC Development

Kirkoswald FC vs Workington AFC Development



KO deliver late KO blow

The Development Squad’s latest outing proved a tough learning curve and included good, bad and indifferent facets of the game.

They controlled proceedings for an hour, were three goals ahead soon after half time, still 3-1 in front with twenty minutes remaining yet became the victims of a stirring fight-back by the Westmorland League outfit to lose by the odd goal in seven.

It was a nervous opening from the young Reds but gradually their possession game saw the balance of play swing in their favour and two late goals in the first half rewarded their efforts.

Luke Ivison’s well taken first broke the deadlock after clever footwork took him past the last defender before finishing with aplomb.

That move was created on the right flank, with Thomas Houghton providing the assist, and they found similar joy soon after to turn around two goals clear. Carl Lightfoot did the spadework and his teasing cross into the area was confidently despatched by Matty Foster.

Immediately after the restart, Ciaran Booty broke through a flat-footed Kirkoswald defence to score a nonchalant third to seal what should have been a comfortable away win.

But Reds lost their grip and credit to the red-shirted hosts for staging a remarkable recovery.

When Shaun Elliott reduced the arrears with a close range finish in the seventieth minute, it changed the mood in both camps. Workington became tense and sloppy whilst Kirkoswald suddenly came to life.

And three goals in eight minutes rewarded the village side’s desire.

Ryan Bell got their second and an unfortunate slip by a Workington defender led to Reece Simpson strolling through for the equaliser.

And it was left to Elliott to grab his second and the match winner five minutes before the end as an eventful encounter finished in semi-darkness.

A good work-out for both sides and well refereed by former Reds’ assistant manager, Kenny Brown, but a painful final twenty minutes from a Workington perspective.

Team: Watson, Howarth, Atkinson, Skinner, Hartley, Burns, Ivison, Webster, Houghton, Foster, Lightfoot. Substitutes – Booty, Grisdale, Hambling, Dmytrowski, Whitehead


Date Time Season
26/08/2020 18:45 Friendlies Development Team 2020/21


The Old Showfield
The Old Showfield, Kirkoswald, Penrith, CA10 1DL


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Kirkoswald FC044
Workington AFC Development213

Kirkoswald FC

1Tom Banks Goalkeeper
2Rob Whitton Defender
3Jack Mounsy Defender
4Marc Winspear Defender
5Luke Boyle 12 Defender
6Reece Simpson Midfielder 82'
7Harry Land 14 Midfielder
8Ben Vickers 15 Midfielder
9Liam Robinson 16 Forward
10Tim Raine 17 Forward
11Jake Holden. Midfielder
12Jamie Roper 5 Defender
14Adam Land 7 Midfielder
15Ryan Simpson. 8 Midfielder
16Ryan Bell 9 Forward 79'
17Sean Elliott 10 Forward 70', 84'

Workington AFC Development

1Mikey Watson Goalkeeper
2Aidan Howarth 16 Defender
3Harry Atkinson Defender
4Tom Skinner Defender
5Matty Hartley 14 Defender
6Jack Burns Midfielder
7Luke Ivison Midfielder 38'
8Louis Webster 15 Midfielder
9Thomas Houghton 12 Forward 38'
10Matty Foster Forward 42'
11Carl Lightfoot 17 Forward 42'
12Ciaran Booty 9 Forward 47'
14Chad Grisdale 5 Midfielder
15Taylor Hambling 8 Midfielder
16Leon Dmytrowski 2 Midfielder
17Dan Whitehead 11 Defender
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Own Goals

KO KO 38 38 42 42 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 47 70 79 82 84 FT
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