Ramsbottom United 0-1 Workington AFC


NPL West NPL West 21/22

Harry Williams Stadium6 Bridge St, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 0BS, UK

Ramsbottom United
The Harry Williams Stadium Acrebottom [off Bridge Street] Ramsbottom BL0 0BS
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
0 - 1
Final Score
Kyle Harrison - 1 (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
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Game Timeline
Finlay Bartram
Ceiran Casson
Brad Carroll
Reuben Jerome
Nic Evangelinos
James Ormrod
Kyle Harrison
Matty Clarke


A game that was fast and furious, with little finesse, saw Reds record a first ever win at the Riverside Stadium to keep alive their NPL West Division title hopes.

The application and attitude, so lacking at the weekend, was much improved and, on a relatively quiet night for both goalkeepers, Reds converted one of the few clear-cut chances they created in what became a war of attrition.

Kyle Harrison had done his bit as part of a solid back four but ventured forward to grab a priceless match winning goal in the first minute of five added for stoppage time.

Reuben Jerome and Steven Rigg linked well as the ball switched from left to right and Harrison arrived at the far post to finish off a decent passage of play with the last-gasp winner – sparking wild scenes of celebration amongst players and supporters.

Making his first return to Acre Bottom since accepting the Workington job, Chris Willcock made changes to the starting XI with the two Scott’s – Allison and Fenwick linking up with Dav Symington in a front three with Rigg joining Conor Tinnion and Brad Hubbold in midfield.  Brad Carroll again deputised in central defence.

Rigg was prominent early on but the two chances which fell his way failed to hit the target and Symington thundered another chance wide after he had been released down the left by Hubbold’s superb diagonal pass.

Rammy weren’t accurate with their finishing either and John Murphy headed wide via Tom Kennedy’s corner whilst Khalil Osi-Efa’s shot didn’t trouble Jim Atkinson.

Sam Smith landed a header on target at the start of the second half via a Tinnion corner but Tom Stewart caught the ball with ease.

The best chance of the game was squandered by the hosts when Reds momentarily got caught off guard at the back.  Murphy broke clear and squared the ball to Jack Grimshaw but he mishit the ball and the danger was averted.

Rigg tested Stewart with a rare second half chance but the home ’keeper saved without concern.

Murphy and former Red, Godwin Abadaki, were seeing plenty of the ball but getting little joy out of a watertight defence while Billy Hasler-Cregg’s crosses were often wasted.  Abadaki came close with one opportunity but his downward header bounced over the bar

Rammy won the corner count 8-4 but Atkinson handled well when called upon although, more often than not, was just dealing with routine tidying-up.

With a goalless draw looking the most likely outcome, Reds staged their dramatic late, late show with Harrison’s goal completing a first ever double over Rammy, leaving them in second position, two points behind leaders, Warrington Rylands.

Ramsbottom United: Stewart, Fitzgerald, Kennedy, Osi-Efa (Ormrod, 77), Barlow, Rouse, Hasler-Cregg, Rother, Murphy, Abadaki, Grimshaw (Bartram, 68).  Substitutes – Fleming, Donaldson, Carey (not used).

Workington: Atkinson, Harrison, Clarke, Carroll, Smith, Hubbold (Casson, 69), Symington, Rigg, Fenwick (Jerome, 73), Tinnion, Allison (Evangelinos, 73).  Substitutes – Gaul and Leslie (not used).

Referee: Paul Roots, Manchester

Bookings: Carroll, Clarke (Workington)

Attendance: 381

Match winner, Kyle
Happy return for Chris


Date Time League Season Full Time
22/03/2022 19:45 NPL West NPL West 21/22 0'


Harry Williams Stadium

6 Bridge St, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 0BS, UK


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals


1Tom Stewart Goalkeeper
2Michael Fitzgerald Defender
3Tom Kennedy Defender
4Khalil Osi-Efa 15 Midfielder
5Luke Barlow Defender
6Domaine Rouse Midfielder
7Billy Hasler-Cregg Midfielder
8Jamie Rother Midfielder
9John Murphy Forward
10Godwin Abadaki Forward
11Jack Grimshaw 12 Midfielder
12Finlay Bartram 11 Midfielder
14Aaron Flemming Midfielder
15James Ormrod 4 Midfielder
16Anthony Donaldson Midfielder
17Jason Carey Forward


1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Kyle Harrison Defender 90'
3Matty Clarke Defender 90'
4Brad Carroll Midfielder 72'
5Sam Smith Defender
6Brad Hubbold 14 Midfielder
7Dav Symington Midfielder
8Steven Rigg Forward
9Scott Fenwick 12 Forward
10Conor Tinnion Midfielder
11Scott Allison 15 Forward
12Reuben Jerome 9 Forward
14Ceiran Casson 6 Midfielder
15Nic Evangelinos 11 Midfielder
16Connor Gaul Forward
17Keelan Leslie Midfielder
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