Workington AFC 0-1 Clitheroe

Recap

NPL West NPL West 22/23

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

Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
Clitheroe
Shawbridge off Pendle Road Clitheroe Lancashire BB7 1LZ
0 - 1
Final Score
Reece Webb-Foster - 1 (58')
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
Ekow Coker
7'
Conor Tinnion
15'
Richard Baker
15'
Sam Smith
28'
Reuben Jerome
46'
Dav Symington
53'
Reece Webb-Foster
58'
Bailey Sloane
66'
Tom Mahone
80'
Sefton Gonzales
87'
Danny Wilkins
90'
FT

Recap

A fifty-eighth minute wonder goal from Reece Webb-Foster paved the way for Clitheroe to register their first ever league win at Borough Park as Reds’ early season crisis deepened.

The much travelled striker was given all the time and space he needed to send a thirty yarder past Danny Eccles for the only goal of this NPL West Division encounter, condemning Workington to their third defeat in five outings.

It was Clitheroe’s only serious shot on target in the second half but they emerged deserved winners, overall, after a dominant opening to the game.

Danny Grainger again made changes with six players drafted in to the side who didn’t start at the weekend whilst the welcome return of Sam Smith was greeted enthusiastically by team mates and supporters alike.

But it was Clitheroe who dominated the early exchanges although a combination of some good goal keeping from Danny Eccles and Reds’ dogged resilience resulted in a goalless first half.

Somehow, Reds were still in the game but well behind on points.

Jamie Edwards was the first to test Eccles and, although the deputy ’keeper could only parry the ball, James Hooper was on hand to complete the clearance.  Bailey Sloane was next to try his luck but his angled twenty five yard effort cleared the bar by inches.

Max Cane then brought another fine save out of the overworked Eccles before Cameron Lancaster and Sloane, again, went close to breaking the deadlock.

Other than staying in contention, Reds rarely threatened Chris Thompson’s goal with Smith coming closest to scoring, heading narrowly wide via Conor Tinnion’s free kick.

Workington weren’t much better after the interval, giving plenty of effort and graft but very little in the way of creativity or guile.

Ross Dent got behind Reds’ back line but he then miskicked with only Eccles to beat.

The rare sight of Reds passing their way through Chorley lines culminated in

Matty Clarke rolling the ball into David Symington’s path but Cameron Lancaster’s wonderfully timed tackle averted the danger.

Symington, and fellow second half substitute Reuben Jerome, scored twenty three league goals between them last term but neither looked confident of finding that elusive equaliser.  Jerome’s only effort, a shot on the turn, was mishit and comfortably gathered by Thompson.

Grainger felt the performance wasn’t ‘good enough’ and he apologised to the supporters for such a poor display.

The players owe their manager a performance and the Cup tie at South Shields this weekend would be a good place to deliver.

Workington: Eccles, Clarke, Smith, Wordsworth, Coker (Mahone, 80), Casson, Rigg, Hooper (Symington, 52), Reilly, Allison (Jerome, 46), Tinnion.  Substitutes – Birch, Palmer (not used).

Clitheroe: Thompson, Cummings, Sloane, Baker, Lancaster, Priestley, Cane (Gonzales, 87), Wilkins, Webb-Foster, Dent, Edwards.  Substitutes – Byrom, Leigh, Pugh (not used).

Referee: Daniel Ranson, Gateshead

Bookings: Coker, Smith, Tinnion (Workington), Baker, Sloane, Wilkins (Clitheroe).

Attendance: 747

 

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time
29/08/2022 15:00 NPL West NPL West 22/23 90'

Venue

Borough Park

New Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Workington000
Clitheroe011

Workington

1Danny Eccles Goalkeeper
2Matty Clarke Defender
3Sam Smith Defender 28'
4Dan Wordsworth Defender
5Ekow Coker 12 Defender 7'
6Ceiran Casson Midfielder
7Steven Rigg Forward
8James Hooper 17 Midfielder
9Lewis Reilly Forward
10Scott Allison 16 Forward
11Conor Tinnion Midfielder 15'
12Tom Mahone 5 Defender
14Charlie Birch Defender
15Jordan Palmer Forward
16Reuben Jerome 10 Forward
17Dav Symington 8 Midfielder

Clitheroe

2Terry Cummings Defender
3Bailey Sloane Defender 66'
4Richard Baker Midfielder 15'
5Cameron Lancaster Defender
6Billy Priestley Defender
7Max Cane 15 Forward
8Danny Wilkins Midfielder 90'
9Reece Webb-Foster Forward 58'
10Ross Dent Midfielder
11Jamie Edwards Midfielder
12Joel Byrom Midfielder
14Callum Leigh Midfielder
15Sefton Gonzales 7 Forward
16Lee Pugh Midfielder
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