NPL West NPL West 22/23

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

Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
City of Liverpool
Syncreon Arena Ellesmere Port Cheshire CH66 1NJ
0 - 0
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0Red cards0
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0Shots on Goal0
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Game Timeline
James Edgar
Stephen Milne
James Steele
Bobby Carroll
Louis Corrigan
Reuben Jerome
John McGrath
Adam Hughes
Joe Mwasile


One point gained or two dropped?

Well, the majority of the home support went home frustrated and would suggest the latter after Reds dominated much of the game yet failed to breach a CoL defence that had conceded twenty-three league goals to date.

On the other hand, CoL were delighted with the point they gained and, from their perspective, mission completed successfully.

Goalkeeper, Ryan Hamer, made a nervous start and fumbled the ball two or three times during the early stages of the game.  But he got better and better as the minutes elapsed and, with the help of a determined defence in front of him, probably deserved his clean sheet.

An ironic twist to his heroics was the fact that he kept Reds at bay whilst playing in a borrowed Workington strip.  His normal outfit clashed with the home side’s colours so he played in a replacement kit. 

It was a contrasting afternoon at the other end of the pitch with Jim Atkinson almost redundant with the few chances created by the visitors failing to hit the target.

David Symington scored probably his best goal ever in the previous meeting between the two sides but his accuracy was lacking on this occasion.  His first attempt at goal was wayward to say the least, the second was heading in the right direction but cleared the bar.

That set the tone for the afternoon with Jordan Palmer seeing a good effort drift narrowly wide of the target and Lewis Reilly seeing two attempts saved by Hamer.

Old foe Danny Mitchley saw an early effort veer wide of the target and he then set-up an opportunity for Max Allen who also missed from a good position.

It was more one-way traffic in the second half but, despite the domination, Reds couldn’t find a way through.

Dan Wordsworth headed narrowly wide from a Connor Tinnion corner then Reilly laid on a chance for Scott Allison whose shot was blocked by the in-form Hamer.

Allison was upended in the area in the seventy-third minute and the referee backed the home shouts for a penalty by pointing to the spot.  Reilly was the last player to convert a penalty, albeit in pre-season, but had one saved at Prescot earlier this term.

He placed the ball on the spot but Hamer blocked a poor kick.

The inquests then began on the terraces but let’s not forget that Messrs Rigg, Symington, Allison, Tinnion and Jerome have all missed penalties in the recent past.

Another corner, via Tinnion, was headed down by Sam Smith and Reilly, the only Mersey-sider in red, hooked the ball goal-wards only to see it hit the post with Hamer, for once, beaten.

The point, and favourable results elsewhere, saw Reds end the day in second spot, ahead of the eagerly awaited clash at leaders Macclesfield, extending the unbeaten sequence to seven matches in the process.      

Workington: Atkinson, Clarke, Birch, Wordsworth, Smith, Rigg (Carroll, 64), Symington, Allison, Reilly, Palmer (Jerome, 68), Tinnion.  Substitutes – Moran, Leslie, Casson.

City of Liverpool: Hamer, Simpson, Corrigan, Hughes, Wylie, Burke, Milne (McGrath, 75), Allen, Mitchley (Mwasile, 88), Steele, McKenna (Edgar, 46).  Substitutes – Hazlehurst, Fry (not used).

Referee: Chris Joyce, Gateshead

Bookings: Milne, Steele, Corrigan, Hughes (City of Liverpool)

Attendance: 632


DateTimeLeagueSeasonFull Time
29/10/202215:00NPL WestNPL West 22/2390'


Borough Park

New Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
City of Liverpool000


1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Matty Clarke Defender
3Charlie Birch Defender
4Dan Wordsworth Defender
5Sam Smith Defender
6Steven Rigg 15 Forward
7Dav Symington Midfielder
8Scott Allison Forward
9Lewis Reilly Forward
10Jordan Palmer 16 Forward
11Conor Tinnion Midfielder
12Niall Moran Defender
14Keelan Leslie Midfielder
15Bobby Carroll 6 Midfielder
16Reuben Jerome 10 Forward
17Ceiran Casson Midfielder

City of Liverpool

1Ryan Hamer Goalkeeper
2Michael Simpson Defender
3Louis Corrigan Defender 65'
4Adam Hughes Defender 78'
5Peter Wylie Defender
6Nathan Burke Midfielder
7Stephen Milne 14 Forward 56'
8Max Allen Midfielder
9Danny Mitchley 12 Forward
10James Steele Midfielder 63'
11Danny McKenna 15 Midfielder
12Joe Mwasile 9 Midfielder
14John McGrath 7 Midfielder
15James Edgar 11 Midfielder
16Jack Hazlehurst Midfielder
17Malikai Fry Defender
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