Giant Axe9 Hubert Pl, Lancaster LA1 5PF, UK

Lancaster City
Giant Axe West Road Lancaster Lancashire LA1 5PE
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
1 - 4
Final Score
Nathan Reid - 1 (63')
Dav Symington - 2 (17', 25')Scott Allison - 1 (51')Connor Gaul - 1 (80')
Game Statistics
0Yellow cards0
0Red cards0
0Corner Kick0
0Shots on Goal0
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Pass Accuracy
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Game Timeline
Dav Symington
Dav Symington
Reuben Jerome
Connor Gaul
Liam Lightfoot
Danny Eccles
Scott Allison
Leon Dmytrowski
Nathan Reid
Steven Rigg
Connor Gaul


After two good training sessions and a dressing room debate about what went wrong against Widnes, Chris Willcock expressed himself well satisfied with Reds’ response in a comfortable friendly victory against a makeshift City team at the Giant Axe.

The West Cumbrians were dominant throughout and shook off the disappointment of the Widnes setback with a convincing win on a bumpy, uneven surface.

The manager thought the performance went someway to getting the team back on track after the derailment a week earlier.  He was able to hand valuable game time to the two Scotts – Fenwick and Allison – with Danny Eccles, Liam Lightfoot and Leon Dmytrowski all featuring prominently in the second half.

Sam Smith was rested, injured duo Conor Tinnion and Nic Evangelinos didn’t feature whilst Keelan Leslie was unavailable.  Josh Dixon has returned to parent club, Carlisle United, after his loan spell.

Reds established a two goal advantage when City were at their strongest but the second half became rather fragmented when both teams rang the changes.  Even so, this was a good display from Reds ahead of five key fixtures before they meet Warrington Rylands – the new title favourites, according to manager Willcock.

“If we can go on a decent run over the next month it will set-up a cracker of a game against Rylands who appear to have the better run-in of all the title contenders,” said the Workington boss.

Assistant manager, Steven Rudd, took in the Warrington game at Kendal on his way home whilst Willcock spent the afternoon watching two future opponents playing against each other.

David Symington

The first half belonged to David Symington (inset) with his two goals laying the foundation for the morale boosting success.  His first, after seventeen minutes, was a replica of the free kick goal he netted at Clitheroe earlier in the season and the second, eight minutes later, was a good left-footed cross shot – both strikes leaving Curtis Anderson helpless.

Former Workington and Lancaster City legend, Vaughn Williams, watched the game from the stand and was impressed with Symington’s first half display, which also included a shot from almost fifty yards – so nearly producing his hat-trick.

Reds’ back four, and goalkeeper Jim Atkinson, were rarely troubled during a one-sided first half.

Within six minutes of the restart, Reds had increased the lead and the third goal came from forgotten man, Allison.  He put a frustrating spell on the sidelines behind him with a trademark left foot strike from the edge of the box.

City, who included former Workington players, Liam Brockbank and Niall Cowperthwaite in their line-up whilst the injured Rob Wilson watched from the terraces, reduced the arrears after sixty three minutes.  The visitors had just made a change in central defence and, before the new back line had chance to adjust, Nathan Reid nipped in to score a well taken consolation goal.

But the three goal cushion was restored ten minutes from time thanks to a superbly weighted Steven Rigg pass which set Connor Gaul free.  His first touch was good and his second guided the ball beyond Max Povey and into the empty net.

There are two very important games on Merseyside on Tuesday and Reds will be involved in one of those at Bootle in a crucial NPL West encounter, the other sees Liverpool hosting Inter in Champions League action.

Referee: Mr A Feber

Attendance: 88


DateTimeSeasonFull Time
05/03/202211:00Friendlies 21/220'


Giant Axe

9 Hubert Pl, Lancaster LA1 5PF, UK


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals


1Curtis Anderson Goalkeeper
2Sam Bailey Defender
3Liam Brockbank Defender
4Trialist 1 Midfielder
5Glenn Steel Defender
6Ryan Graham Defender
7Simon Wills Midfielder
8Niall Cowperthwaite Midfielder
9Enock Likoy Forward
10Charlie Bailey Forward
11Nathan Reid Midfielder 63'
12Ben Anderson Defender
13Max Povey Goalkeeper
14Christian Sloan Midfielder
15Jenson Butterworth Midfielder
16Harry Morrison
17Joel Davidson Forward
18Trialist 2 Midfielder


1Jim Atkinson 21 Goalkeeper
2Kyle Harrison 15 Defender
3Matty Clarke Defender
4Dan Wordsworth Defender
5Brad Carroll 16 Midfielder
6Ceiran Casson 14 Midfielder
7Dav Symington Midfielder 17', 25'
8Steven Rigg Forward 80'
9Scott Fenwick Forward
10Brad Hubbold 12 Midfielder
11Scott Allison Forward 51'
12Reuben Jerome 10 Forward
14Connor Gaul 6 Forward 80'
15Liam Lightfoot 2 Defender
16Leon Dmytrowski 5 Midfielder
21Danny Eccles 1 Goalkeeper
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