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Workington AFC U18 vs Scarborough Athletic

Workington AFC U18 vs Scarborough Athletic

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Recap

The Reds Youth team completed a rare hat-trick for the club when they emerged deserved winners in the FA Youth Cup on Sunday.

Following in the footsteps of the Reds Ladies and Danny Grainger’s first team, the U18 squad completed a victory of their own to conclude a successful eight days for the club in national competition.

FA Youth Cup Squad

Both teams went into the tie not knowing what to expect and the ‘unknown quantity’ scenario resulted in a very even first half from two well matched sides.

But Reds stepped up a gear in the second half and swept aside a technically good Scarborough outfit, dominating for long periods. To their credit, Athletic battled gamely to the end and deserved their late consolation goal.

Indeed, Scarborough started the match brightly too and carved out the game’s first chance. Ethan Smith’s low shot was destined for the bottom corner of the net until Joe Beavis pulled off a fine save, deflecting the ball away for a corner.

Reds responded only for Matty Foster to head wide via Louis Pickering’s corner.

Beavis was called into action again this time saving well from Liam Love and, when played switched to the other end, Foster broke through the inside right channel but his rising shot didn’t trouble the Scarborough ‘keeper, Kian Heblich.

Goalless at half time, Reds wasted no time upon the restart to get their noses in front. And after some good football from both sides, it was a route one tactic which broke the deadlock.

Beavis launched the ball down the pitch and the first bounce deceived the last defender enabling Foster to get there before Heblich and guide the ball into the net for the forty-eighth minute opener.

The strong wind, blowing from Town End to the Derwent End, certainly played a part in the first goal and the same could be said for the second just three minutes later. Pickering’s in-swinging corner flew straight into the net evading everyone, and Heblich, in a crowded area.

Scorers v. Scarborough Athletic – Matty Foster, Louis Pickering, Cieran Poultney

Ciaran Poultney was introduced to the game as a substitute and made an immediate impact. He latched on to a pass from Reds’ own half and cleverly lifted the ball over the ‘keeper for a deft finish.

Athletic accepted their defeat but staged a late recovery and reduced the arrears after eighty-two minutes with a well taken goal of their own. Aaron Dixon got behind the Reds’ rear-guard and guided the ball beyond Beavis into the net.

There was still time for both goalkeepers to make excellent saves before the end.

Max Wright was denied by Reds’ giant stopper, Beavis, before Heblich thwarted Foster as an entertaining encounter came to a close.

Workington: Beavis, Howarth, Hartley, Hendron, Atkinson, Palmer, Foster, Durham (Scott, 9), Johnston (Poultney, 66), Watson (Knowles, 75), Pickering. Substitutes – Rowntree, Swinburne, Grant (not used).

Scarborough Athletic: Heblich, Pllu, Cordukes, Dixon, Wright, Man, Smith, Wilson, Love, Avison, Daniels. Substitute – Daily Smith.

Referee: Michael Studholme

Booking: Avison (Scarborough Athletic)

Attendance: 101

Photos: Ben Challis

Details

Date Time Season
13/09/2020 14:00 FA Youth Cup 2020/21

Venue

Borough Park
New Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Workington AFC U18033
Scarborough Athletic011

Workington AFC U18

1Joe Beavis Goalkeeper 48'
2Aidan Howarth Defender
3Matty Hartley Defender
4Cameron Hendron Defender
5Harry Atkinson Defender
6Joe Palmer Defender
7Matty Foster Forward 48'
8Owen Durham 14
9Charlie Johnston 12 Forward
10Harry Watson 15 Forward
11Louis Pickering Midfielder 51'
12Ciaran Poultney 9 Forward 70'
13Ross Grant
14Jaden Scott 8 Midfielder
15Luke Knowles 10 Forward
16Kieron Rowntree
17Jack Swinburne

Scarborough Athletic

1Kian Heblich Goalkeeper
2Ross Pllu Defender
3Jevan Cordukes Defender
12Aaron Dixon Defender
5Max Wright Midfielder
6Josh Man Defender
7Ethan Smith Midfielder
8Oliver Wilson Midfielder
9Liam Love Forward
10Connor Avison Forward
11Joel Daniels Midfielder
14Ethan-Daily Smith
Goals
3
1
Assists
1
0
Yellow Cards
0
1
Red Cards
0
0
Own Goals
0
0

KO KO 9 48 48 51 66 70 75 FT
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