Workington AFC Development 1-4 Cleator Moor Celtic Reserves

Recap

Cumberland County League West Division 1 County League West Division 1 (2020/21)

Borough ParkNew Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT

Workington AFC Development
Cleator Moor Celtic Reserves
1 - 4
Final Score
Matty Foster - 1 (83')
Jay Wetherill - 1 (18')Tom Mahone - 2 (23', 64')Tom Ward - 1 (43')
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
Jay Wetherill
18'
Tom Mahone
23'
Luke Close
23'
Tom Mahone
43'
Tom Ward
43'
Tom Mahone
64'
Ryan Hall
64'
Matty Foster
83'
FT

Recap

A nervous, sometimes naive, Reds Development Squad were second best in this Cumberland County League fixture and fell to a more experienced Celtic XI. 

But having been outplayed during the opening forty five minutes, when the contest was effectively won and lost, they showed great character in the second half and were more like themselves. 

And, although the sublime consolation goal they scored near the end was in vain, it was one of several positives to take from a ninety minute learning experience. 

Celtic had Reds penned back for long periods early in the game which saw the hosts starved of possession and guilty of self inflicted defensive problems.  In trying to play their way out from the back, Scott Paden-Gale was given few options by his colleagues and Jay Weatherill nipped in to score the opening goal after eighteen minutes. 

The visitors doubled their advantage after twenty three minutes thanks to a fine finish from the edge of the box by Celtic ‘skipper, Tom Mahone. 

Paden-Gale atoned for his earlier mistake with two fantastic saves to keep the score line respectable. 

But a third goal was conceded two minutes before the interval.  Mahone turned provider on this occasion with his corner met at the near post and flicked into the net via Tom Ward’s neat header. 

Reds left the field looking dejected but returned in better spirits for the restart. 

They moved the ball better, retained it for longer and passed it more accurately and, after a tactical switch, looked more solid in defence. 

Yet it was the visitors who bagged a fourth goal mid-way through the second half with Mahone guiding the ball beyond Brodie Richardson after Ryan Hall’s good work in the build-up. 

Even allowing for their first half deficiencies, a four goal margin was tough on Reds but they stuck to the task and deserved the eighty third minute consolation and an excellent effort it was too.  Matty Foster broke through the green and white rearguard and, as Grant Carson advanced off his line, the seventeen year old sent a measured chip over the ‘keeper and into the net as captured by Ben Challis’ excellent photograph.        

Obviously, it was too little, too late but did restore some of their self belief. 

Brian Dawson was honest about his team’s performance commenting: 

“I thought we looked nervous early on, our ball retention was poor and Celtic capitalised on this and punished our mistakes. 

“We were much happier with the second half performance,” he said, adding, “the lads were braver in possession and with better decision making in the final third, the end result might have been closer.” 

“It will prove a good learning curve for them,” he concluded.  

Workington:  Paden-Gale (Richardson), Howarth, Hartley, Atkinson, Skinner, Burns, Houghton, Webster, Booty, Foster, Lightfoot.  Substitutes – Pickering, DmytrowskiLowrie, Whitehead (all used). 

Cleator Moor Celtic:  Carson, Little, Smith, Butterworth, Tatton, MahoneWeatherill, Hall, Birdsall, Ward, Luke Close.  Substitutes – Shaw, Lewis Close, Hunter, Trotter (all used). 

Referee: Tommy Linford

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time
06/04/2021 18:30 Cumberland County League West Division 1 County League West Division 1 (2020/21) 90'

Venue

Borough Park

New Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Workington AFC Development011
Cleator Moor Celtic Reserves314

Workington AFC Development

1Scott Paden-Gale 17 Goalkeeper
2Aidan Howarth Defender
3Matty Hartley Defender
4Harry Atkinson Defender
5Tom Skinner Defender
6Jack Burns Midfielder
7Thomas Houghton Forward
8Louis Webster Midfielder
9Ciaran Booty Forward
10Matty Foster Forward 83'
11Carl Lightfoot Midfielder
12Louis Pickering Midfielder
14Leon Dmytrowski Midfielder
15Elliot Lowrie Midfielder
16Dan Whitehead Defender
17Brodie Richardson 1 Goalkeeper

Match Stats

Goals
1
4
Assists
0
3
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0
KP
0
0
P%
0
0
DRB
0
0
S
0
0
F
0
0
OFF
0
0
PS
0
0
PA
0
0
PKG
0
0
PKA
0
0
SH%
0
0
SOG
0
0
SH
0
0
MIN
0
0
Own Goals
0
0
CK
0
0

Game Timeline

KO
KO
Jay Wetherill
18'
Tom Mahone
23'
Luke Close
23'
Tom Mahone
43'
Tom Ward
43'
Tom Mahone
64'
Ryan Hall
64'
Matty Foster
83'
FT
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