Recap

NPL West NPL West 22/23

Seel ParkMarket St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0ES, UK

Mossley
Seel Park Market Street Mossley Ashton U Lyne Lancashire OL5 0ES
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
1 - 3
Final Score
Mason Fawns - 1 (56')
Scott Allison - 1 (76')Dav Symington - 2 (85', 90')
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
Jack Grundy
46'
Mason Fawns
56'
Dan Wordsworth
56'
Jack Grundy
62'
Lewis Reilly
66'
Oumar Camara
73'
Scott Allison
76'
Sean Etaluku
79'
Dav Symington
85'
Steven Rigg
89'
Dav Symington
90'
Lewis Reilly
90'
FT

Recap

Danny Grainger’s side consolidated third position in the NPL West Division but needed three late goals to secure an eighth away win of the season.

In the end, it was a comfortable victory but they had to show considerable patience after trailing to their play-off rivals for twenty minutes in the second half.

Mossley had taken the lead via a fifty-sixth minute penalty when Sam Smith was adjudged to have fouled Joe Edwards. Mason Fawns confidently converted to maintain his impressive personal form.

But Reds were the dominant force in the second half, before and after Mossley’s opener. Yet, with just a quarter of an hour remaining, the hosts were still in front and on course for a league double, following their success at Borough Park on the opening day of the season.

The pendulum swung in Workington’s favour after seventy-six minutes, however. Mossley were unable to deal with a corner and a half-hearted clearance fell to Scott Allison, who drove a low shot through a forest of legs from fifteen yards to restore parity.

Scott Allison

It was another well taken, typical Allison finish as his personal scoring sequence stretched to five matches.

And from that point, a Workington win seemed the more likely. Lewis Reilly squandered two great chances – heading wide and firing over the bar when it looked easier to score – whilst Reuben Jerome finished superbly after collecting Reilly’s flick-on, only for the ‘goal’ to be rightly disallowed for offside.

With just five minutes of the ninety remaining, David Symington nudged Reds in front for the first time. His initial shot was blocked but his second attempt found a way past the debutant ‘keeper, Wonnacott, with the aid of a slight deflection.

Dav Symington

Symington then capped an impressive shift when he scored a fine third in stoppage time. Collecting the ball on the edge of the area, he left a defender in his wake as he moved the ball wide and then sent an angled left foot drive into the opposite corner of the net.

It had been a more even first half with skipper, Conor Tinnion seeing two shots and a header saved with two other efforts missing the target. Symington dragged a shot wide and Jerome headed a close range effort the wrong side of the upright.

Jack Bannister saw one effort clear the bar but another attempt was confidently dealt with by Jim Atkinson. The Reds’ ‘keeper then had to dive to his right to push away Jordan Butterworth’s shot, completing the save at the second attempt.

The impressive win extended Reds’ unbeaten run to ten matches, amassing 26 points from the last 30 on offer.

Mossley: Wonnacott, Shepherd (Grundy, 46), Sass, Butterworth, Dickin, Killock, Hickman, Keogh, Edwards (Camara, 73), Fawns, Bannister (Etaluku, 79).

Workington: Atkinson, McCaragher, Birch, Wordsworth, Smith, Hubbold (Reilly, 66), Symington, Carroll, Allison, Jerome (Rigg, 89), Tinnion. Substitutes – Clarke, Leslie, Eccles (not used).

Referee: Abid Hussain

Bookings: Grundy (Mossley), Wordsworth, Reilly (Workington)

Attendance: 345

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time
24/01/2023 19:45 NPL West NPL West 22/23 90'

Venue

Seel Park

Market St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0ES, UK

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Mossley011
Workington033

Mossley

1Matthew Wonacott Goalkeeper
2William Shepherd 12 Defender
3Freddie Sass Defender
4Jordan Butterworth Midfielder
5Josh Dickin Defender
6Shane Killock Defender
7Kane Hickman Midfielder
8Andy Keogh Midfielder
9Joe Edwards 15 Forward
10Mason Fawns Forward 56'
11Jack Bannister 14 Midfielder
12Jack Grundy 2 Defender 62'
14Sean Etaluku 11 Midfielder
15Oumar Camara 9 Forward

Workington

1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Greg McCaragher Midfielder
3Charlie Birch Defender
4Dan Wordsworth Defender 56'
5Sam Smith Defender
6Brad Hubbold 16 Midfielder
7Dav Symington Midfielder 85', 90'
8Bobby Carroll Midfielder
9Scott Allison Forward 76'
10Reuben Jerome 15 Goalkeeper, Forward
11Conor Tinnion Midfielder
12Matty Clarke Defender
14Keelan Leslie Midfielder
15Steven Rigg 10 Forward
16Lewis Reilly 6 Forward 90'
21Danny Eccles Goalkeeper
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