Recap

NPL West NPL West 22/23

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

Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
Kidsgrove Athletic
Autonet Insurance Stadium Hollinwood Road Kidsgrove Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire ST7 1DQ
3 - 0
Final Score
Scott Allison - 2 (32', 78')Dan Wordsworth - 1 (47')
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
Oliver Jepson
10'
Josh Thorpe
11'
Lewis Reilly
32'
Scott Allison
32'
Dan Wordsworth
47'
Conor Tinnion
47'
Steven Rigg
60'
Jimmy Garlick
63'
Will Saxon
63'
Dav Symington
72'
Jordan Palmer
75'
Steven Rigg
78'
Scott Allison
78'
Kyle Diskin
78'
Kyle Stubbs
87'
Lewis Moore
89'
Kyle Diskin
89'
FT

Recap

Whoever wrote the script for this NPL West Division encounter might have been accused of overdoing the story line as Reds delivered the perfect Christmas Day present to the Borough Park faithful. 

The club had recognised the achievements of two Reds stalwarts before kick-off with Dan Wordsworth and Scott Allison rewarded for the 300 games they had played for the club. 

Wordsworth actually reached his personal milestone on the day, Allison had done so earlier this season. 

So having deservedly hogged the publicity before kick-off, the veterans then made the headlines during the game by scoring the goals which comfortably saw-off Kidsgrove and regain a top three place in this very competitive division. 

Scott scored the first and third goals and Dan headed home the second in between with fellow ‘300 Club’ member, Conor Tinnion providing an assist for each.  

It had been an even first half but Athletic lacked a cutting edge in the final third, enabling Workington’s makeshift back-four to cope without any great concern.  Jim Atkinson made one or two routine saves in each half but a clean goalkeeper’s kit after ninety minutes usually indicates who was, or wasn’t, dominant. 

The breakthrough came after thirty-two minutes with Allison’s unerring finish from the edge of the box leaving Sam Booth helpless after a good passage of play finally prised open ‘Grove’s compact defence. 

Two minutes after the restart, Workington doubled their lead and it was a case of poetry in motion as Wordsworth timed his run to meet skipper Tinnion’s free-kick, heading the ball over the stranded Booth and into the net. 

Booth made amends in Reds’ next sortie forward, keeping out an awkward bouncing free-kick from David Symington and then smothering the ball as Lewis Reilly almost got to the rebound. 

Allison completed a straightforward win for the hosts, their sixth in a row, with a superb goal twelve minutes before the end.  Steven Rigg’s measured assist split the visitors defence and Allison’s sublime finish curled high into the net with green-shirted defenders conspicuous by their absence. 

All the talk had been about the senior members of the squad but the youngsters contributed too – Charlie Birch, playing in an unfamiliar central defensive role, Keelan Leslie maintaining his excellent progress, loan player Niall Moran putting in a good stint at right-back and Bobby Carroll again catching the eye, before leaving the field in a bit of discomfort, all enhancing their personal reputations. 

Lewis Moore

And there was still time for a five-minute cameo from sixteen years old, Lewis Moore, who, according to manager Danny Grainger, “had earned his first team debut.”  The Maryport youngster hasn’t looked out of place training with the seniors and can be pleased with his contribution from his brief time on the pitch.

Kidsgrove seemed up for the battle early in the game and captain Oliver Jepson and Josh Thorpe got themselves booked after an incident involving Reds’ Reilly.  But their passion ebbed after that leaving plenty of food for thought for manager, Scott Dundas, on the journey home. 

Workington: Atkinson, Birch, Leslie, Wordsworth, Moran, Hubbold, Symington, Carroll (Rigg, 60), Reilly (Palmer, 75), Allison (Moore, 89), Tinnion.  Substitutes – McCaragher, Jerome (not used). 

Kidsgrove Athletic: Booth, Minshall, Stubbs, Bromfield, Jepson, Lycett, Knapper, Ofosu (Saxon, 63), Thorpe (Garlick, 63), Bott (Diskin, 78), Adu-Gyamfi.  Substitutes – Chadwick, Derbyshire (not used). 

Referee: Curtis Wood, Lancaster 

Bookings: Symington (Workington), Jepson, Thorpe, Stubbs, Diskin (Kidsgrove Athletic) 

Attendance: 779

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time
26/12/2022 15:00 NPL West NPL West 22/23 90'

Venue

Borough Park

New Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Workington123
Kidsgrove Athletic000

Workington

1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Charlie Birch Defender
3Keelan Leslie Midfielder
4Dan Wordsworth Defender 47'
5Niall Moran Defender
6Brad Hubbold Midfielder
7Dav Symington Midfielder 72'
8Bobby Carroll 15 Midfielder
9Lewis Reilly 12 Forward 32'
10Scott Allison 17 Forward 32', 78'
11Conor Tinnion Midfielder 47'
12Jordan Palmer 9 Forward
14Greg McCaragher Midfielder
15Steven Rigg 8 Forward 78'
16Reuben Jerome Forward
17Lewis Moore 10 Midfielder

Kidsgrove Athletic

1Sam Booth Goalkeeper
2Joe Minshall Defender
3Kyle Stubbs Defender 87'
4Jack Bromfield Midfielder
5Oliver Jepson Defender 10'
6Scott Lycett Defender
7Kieran Knapper Midfielder
8Ernest Ofosu 17 Midfielder
9Josh Thorpe 14 Forward 11'
10Aaron Bott 12 Defender
11Kingsley Adu Gyamfi Forward
12Kyle Diskin 10 Midfielder 89'
14Jimmy Garlick 9 Forward
15Jake Chadwick Midfielder
16Jack Derbyshire Defender
17Will Saxon 8 Midfielder
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