Trafford 2-2 Workington AFC

Recap

NPL West NPL West 21/22

Shawe ViewPennybridge Ln, Urmston, Manchester M41 5DU, UK

Trafford
Home Estates Shawe View Pennybridge Lane Flixton Manchester M41 5DL
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
2 - 2
Final Score
Aidan Roxburgh - 1 (31')Max Hazeldine - 1 (54')
Rowan Roache - 1 (38')Reuben Jerome - 1 (82')
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
Aidan Roxburgh
31'
Astley Mulholland
31'
Max Hazeldine
37'
Rowan Roache
38'
Max Hazeldine
54'
Keelan Leslie
55'
Paul Marshall
68'
Steven Rigg
68'
Mike Burke
80'
Reuben Jerome
82'
Rowan Roache
82'
Sam Smith
84'
Ollie Ford
89'
FT

Recap

Workington’s winning start to the campaign, the sequence of five matches their best in thirty four seasons of Northern Premier League football, came to an end in sultry Manchester against a decent Trafford outfit.

But they salvaged a point after twice coming from behind in a pulsating NPL West Division encounter.

It looked as though they were heading towards a first league defeat during Chris Willcock’s tenure but a late rally got them back in the game and a draw was probably a fair outcome.

It was the third successive 2-2 draw between two sides who should be promotion contenders on the evidence of this absorbing contest.

The hosts went ahead just past the half hour mark when Astley Mulholland’s pass opened the Reds defence and marauding fullback Aidan Roxburgh finished in some style.

Workington responded positively to the setback and were only behind for a matter of six minutes.  Two attacks were repelled but the third produced a break when the referee awarded a penalty.

Max Hazeldine’s raised hands prevented the ball hitting the target and, despite his protests, he was penalised and booked.

Rowan Roache shuffled forward and confidently converted his second spot kick in successive games to restore parity before half time.

Trafford, who played at a high tempo throughout, restored their one goal advantage nine minutes after the restart.  Roxburgh turned provider on this occasion releasing Hazeldine on the right who, in one swift movement, sent the ball firmly past Atkinson with a fine angled drive.

And that prompted a spell of dominance from Danny Caldecott’s side with Reds having to show dogged resilience to stay in the game.  Trafford couldn’t convert territorial advantage into clear-cut chances but Reds were finding it difficult getting out of their own half.

But they did find a way and Roache, whose delivery and crosses troubled Trafford throughout, provided a telling assist from the right.  Delivered at the perfect height, Reuben Jerome met the ball and powered in a terrific header for his first goal of the season.

Although both sides did push for the winner in the remaining eight minutes, plus stoppage time, neither looked capable of turning one point into three and the draw was just about right.

Trafford: Mee, Higgins, Roxburgh, Mulholland, Davidson, Neild, Palma (Ford, 89), Dorney, Hazeldine (Burke, 80), Belcher, Morgan.  Substitutes – Rooney, Hughes, Cooper (not used)

Workington: Atkinson, Clarke, Charlton, Casson, Smith, Marshall (Rigg, 68), Gooden (Leslie, 55), Hubbold, Jerome, Lawrence, Roache.  Substitutes – Lightfoot C, Howarth, Eccles (not used).

Referee: Simon Robinson

Bookings: Hazeldine (Trafford), Smith (Workington)

Attendance: 489

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time
07/09/2021 19:45 NPL West NPL West 21/22 90'

Venue

Shawe View

Pennybridge Ln, Urmston, Manchester M41 5DU, UK

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Trafford112
Workington AFC112

Trafford

1Dermott Mee Goalkeeper
2Sean Higgins Defender
3Aidan Roxburgh Defender 31'
4Astley Mulholland Midfielder 31'
5Ross Davidson Defender
6James Neild Midfielder
7Darius Palma 16 Midfielder
8Jack Dorney Midfielder
9Max Hazeldine 12 Forward 54'
37'
10Alfie Belcher Forward
11Matty Morgan Midfielder
12Mike Burke 9 Forward
13Matt Cooper Goalkeeper
14Adam Rooney Defender
15Connor Hughes Midfielder
16Ollie Ford 7 Midfielder

Workington AFC

1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Matty Clarke Defender
3Kieran Charlton Defender
4Ceiran Casson Midfielder
5Sam Smith Defender 84'
6Paul Marshall 12 Midfielder
7Iyrwah Gooden 15 Midfielder
8Brad Hubbold Midfielder
9Reuben Jerome Forward 82'
10Donae Lawrence Forward
11Rowan Roache Midfielder 38'
82'
12Steven Rigg 6 Forward
14Carl Lightfoot Midfielder
15Keelan Leslie 7 Midfielder
16Aidan Howarth Defender
21Danny Eccles Goalkeeper
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