Frenchfield ParkFrenchfield Park, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8UA

Penrith AFC
Penrith AFC Frenchfield Park Penrith Cumbria CA11 8UA Telephone: 01768 895990
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
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Final Score
Scott Allison - 1 (32')
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Game Timeline
Robbie Hebson
Scott Allison


A superbly crafted goal on the half hour mark was enough to secure a narrow Reds’ win in the A66 derby, as pre-season action supplemented the other stuff on the telly!

Brad Hubbold’s sublime pass pierced the Blues lines, setting Robbie Hebson free on the right.  The latter’s inch-perfect cross found Scott Allison, who had timed his run to perfection, and he finished with aplomb for the only goal of a positive work-out.

It illustrated once more the importance of converting a chance when the opportunity presents itself after Penrith failed to capitalise on a bright start.

They should have been comfortably ahead before Reds got a grip on the game but Messrs Brown lacked the same composure as former Blues player, Allison.

As early as the tenth minute, Reds were fortunate not to concede. Max Brown broke through the inside left channel only for his placed shot to rebound off the far post before the ball was scrambled clear.

The same player was denied again, soon after, when his shot was deflected for a corner by Jim Atkinson’s reflex save.

And Luke Brown looked a certain scorer until debutant Kieran Charlton averted the danger with a brilliantly timed tackle.

But Penrith hardly threatened after that and Atkinson enjoyed a quieter last seventy-five minutes than the opening quarter of an hour.

Both teams could feel well satisfied with their neat, tidy approach play but neither goalkeeper was seriously tested.  In fact, Stuart Forrester’s most difficult save came late in the game when he dealt with a Steven Rigg shot.

Rigg had registered as a Workington player before the game, joining a lengthy list of personnel on display who have represented both clubs in recent years.

Each side fielded seventeen players and the contest became diluted in the second half as any rhythm and flow was lost due to the frequent substitutions.

Reds caretaker boss, Steven Rudd, felt there was plenty for his side to work on but thought it was a worthwhile exercise and declared himself pleased with new boys Iyrwah Gooden, Rigg and Charlton.

“It was a good run-out with the game reasonably competitive which is what you want from pre-season matches.  We managed to keep a clean sheet, suffered no obvious injuries and it was great to get the lads out playing again,” he said. 

Rudd will supervise two training sessions this week before travelling to the north east for a tough looking encounter versus Berwick Rangers on Saturday.       

Penrith: Forrester, Coombes, Johnson, Davidson, May, Story, Brown L, Main, Brown M, Williamson, Philipson.  Substitutes – Law, Henderson, Shields, Aynsley, Whinspere, Fleming (all used).

Workington: Atkinson, Hebson (Clarke), Charlton (Symington), Wordsworth (Howarth), Smith, Casson, Gooden (Lightfoot C), Carroll, Jerome, Allison (Bowman), Hubbold (Rigg).  Substitute Paden-Gale (not used).

Referee: Michael Studholme

Attendance: 110


DateTimeSeasonFull Time
03/07/202113:30Friendlies 21/2290'


Frenchfield Park

Frenchfield Park, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8UA


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Penrith AFC000

Penrith AFC

1Stuart Forrester Goalkeeper
3Stuart Johnson Defender
4Grant Davidson Defender
5Kyle May Defender
6Matty Story Midfielder
7Luke Brown Midfielder
8Adam Main Midfielder
9Max Brown Forward
10Mikey Williamson Forward
11George Philipson Midfielder
12Sean Law Forward
14Joe Henderson Defender
15Connor Shields Forward
16Seamus Aynsley
17Mark Winspear Midfielder
18Kenzie Fleming


1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Robbie Hebson 14 Midfielder 32'
3Kieran Charlton 16 Defender
4Dan Wordsworth 12 Defender
5Sam Smith Defender
6Ceiran Casson Midfielder
11Brad Hubbold 15 Midfielder
8Brad Carroll Midfielder
7Iyrwah Gooden 17 Midfielder
9Reuben Jerome Forward
10Scott Allison 18 Forward 32'
12Aidan Howarth 4 Defender
13Scott Paden-Gale Goalkeeper
14Matty Clarke 2 Defender
15Steven Rigg 11 Forward
16Dav Symington 3 Midfielder
17Carl Lightfoot 7 Midfielder
18Charlie Bowman 10 Forward
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