Prescot Cables 0-0 Workington AFC

Recap

NPL West NPL West 21/22

IP Truck Parts StadiumEaton Street, Prescot, Knowsley, North West England, England, L34 6ND, United Kingdom

Prescot Cables
IP Truck Parts Stadium Eaton Street (off Hope Street) Prescot L34 6HB
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
0 - 0
Final Score
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
Lewis Buckley
67'
Conor Tinnion
67'
Nic Evangelinos
67'
Scott Fenwick
76'
Ryan McMahon
82'
FT

Recap

Workington will be hoping history can repeat itself as their NPL West title bid threatens to unravel.  On the only other occasion they failed to win at The IP Truck Parts Stadium, a goalless draw back in the ’98-99 season, they went on to lift the North West Counties League title.

They failed to score again after dominating a large chunk of the game and the goal drought, only Marine in the top seven have scored fewer, is a cause for concern.

If that is to prove a lucky omen, they will have to score more than the five goals netted in their last six outings in their final half dozen matches and, if that means winning all by the narrowest of margins, Reds fans would offer a unanimous ‘yes please’ right now.  

The title is still in their own hands, just, but recent performances suggest the strain is starting to show and that was never better illustrated than the scenes at the final whistle on Saturday afternoon.

Cables were celebrating what, for them, was a great result, and nobody is suggesting they didn’t deserve a hard fought point, but the Reds contingent were almost crestfallen knowing how damaging the draw could prove to be for them when the dust settles from these arid, bumpy pitches.

They were almost camped in the Prescot half for the first forty five minutes yet had nothing to show for their efforts.  Eight corners produced a few half chances but nothing clear-cut.

The law of averages suggests that sort of domination doesn’t continue over ninety minutes and, sure enough, Prescot came more into the game after the break and might have even sneaked a winner themselves.

Had it not been for a diving save from Jim Atkinson to thwart Cables’ Josh Gregory and a superbly timed last-ditch Sam Smith tackle, Reds might have suffered a first ever defeat against the spirited Yellows.

The corner count, 12-1in Reds favour, gives a false impression on matters because Cables caused as many problems from their 85th minute set-piece than Reds had from their repetitive routines.

Scott Allison saw one effort drift beyond the target, Dav Symington had a free kick blocked then sent the rebound wide, Reuben Jerome, who received little support from some poor refereeing decisions, got in some good positions but failed to deliver and Kyle Harrison failed to make the goalkeeper work from another decent effort.

Cables best efforts came from Sam O’Halleron who broke through only to miss the goal by a distance before a Kyle Sambor shot was saved by Atkinson.

Reds resumed after the break in positive mood but Brad Carroll’s header looped over Mitchell Allen only to rebound off the crossbar.  That was the closest they came to breaking the deadlock but a floated Symington cross to the far post found no takers, the same player blasted another effort wide and a Steven Rigg thunderbolt was bravely blocked by Louis Shead.

Cables, sensing they had repelled Reds best efforts, became a little more adventurous in the later stages and a few counter attacks might have been rewarded had they shown a little more composure.

Chris Willcock’s side are now four points behind leaders Warrington Rylands but have two games to play before the crucial clash between the top two in a fortnight.

Prescot Cables: Allen, Cannon-Noren, McNally, Shead, Kearney, Gregory, Goodwin, Arnasalam (McMahon, 82), Sambor, O’Halleron (Buckley, 67), Williams.  Substitutes – Devine, Farmer, Glennon (not used).

Workington: Atkinson, Harrison, Clarke (Fenwick, 76), Wordsworth, Smith, Casson (Tinnion, 67), Symington, Carroll, Jerome, Rigg, Allison (Evangelinos, 67).  Substitutes – Gaul, Leslie (not used).

Referee: Nikolas Storey, Altrincham

Booking: Williams (Prescot Cables)    

Attendance: 541

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time
26/03/2022 15:00 NPL West NPL West 21/22 0'

Venue

IP Truck Parts Stadium

Eaton Street, Prescot, Knowsley, North West England, England, L34 6ND, United Kingdom

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Prescot Cables000
Workington000

Prescot Cables

1Mitchell Allen Goalkeeper
2Harry Canon-Noren Defender
3Reece McNally Defender
4Louis Shead Defender
5Ian Kearney Defender
6Joshua Gregory Midfielder
7Jack Goodwin Midfielder
8Leon Arnasalam 16 Forward
9Kyle Sambor Forward
10Sam O’Halleron 12 Forward
11Anthony Williams Midfielder
12Lewis Buckley 10 Forward
14Ethan Devine Midfielder
15Jordan Farmer Defender
16Ryan McMahon 8 Goalkeeper
17Charlie Glennon Forward

Workington

1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Kyle Harrison Defender
3Matty Clarke 14 Defender
4Dan Wordsworth Defender
5Sam Smith Defender
6Ceiran Casson 12 Midfielder
7Dav Symington Midfielder
8Brad Carroll Midfielder
9Reuben Jerome Forward
10Steven Rigg Forward
11Scott Allison 16 Forward
12Conor Tinnion 6 Midfielder
14Scott Fenwick 3 Forward
15Connor Gaul Forward
16Nic Evangelinos 11 Midfielder
17Keelan Leslie Midfielder
Don`t copy text!