NPL West NPL West 21/22

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

Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
Marine FC
Marine Travel Arena College Road Liverpool L23 3AS
1 - 0
Final Score
Brad Carroll - 1 (3')
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
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Game Timeline
Iyrwah Gooden
Brad Carroll
Danny Shaw
Alex Doyle
Dav Symington
Neil Kengni
Kyle Harrison
Matty Clarke
Lewis Reilly
David Lynch
Aidan Howarth
Dav Symington


A well taken Brad Carroll goal, after just three minutes, separated two weary sides in this NPL West Division encounter.

The two demanding cup ties left the teams looking jaded long before the finish and the classic contest we witnessed on Tuesday was never in danger of being replicated on a warm afternoon at Borough Park.

There was nothing between the teams over this ‘getting to know you period’ – neither deserved to lose any of the matches but probably didn’t do enough to win more than once.

So a draw and a win for each side was probably a fair outcome over the three games and Workington were delighted to claim the points in view of an alarming injury list that beggars belief.   

Match winner Carroll was one of three players who hobbled away from the ground post match whilst Conor Tinnion and Dan Wordsworth also headed for home in some discomfort.

But Anthony Miley’s plight was even more distressing.  The Marine defender sustained a lower leg injury and was stretchered off, before the mid-point of the first half, and looked in some discomfort as he was sportingly applauded from the field.

Workington had gone into the game without Ceiran Casson, Steven Rigg, Nic Evangelinos and Reuben Jerome whilst Liam Lightfoot and Robbie Hebson were already declared long-term absentees before the season started.

So manager Chris Willcock acted quickly on Friday and two new recruits, Rowan Roache and Kyle Harrison, played a part in the hard fought win.

Roache did ever so well to complete the full ninety and defender Harrison came on for the final half hour.

The early goal was a tonic and an advantage Reds never looked like losing.  Matty Clarke did well down the right and his low pull-back into the area, although initially missed by Scott Allison, found by Iyrwah Gooden who returned the ball across the face of goal and Carroll sweetly converted.

Marine responded, saw plenty of the ball but were unable to cause much damage with it and the chances created by both sides in the first half could have been counted on one hand.

If anything, Neil Young’s team probably shaded the second half but Clarke’s two defensive clearances immediately after the restart epitomised Workington’s spirit not to concede.

Jim Atkinson wasn’t stretched at all and Owen Watkinson’s late header and James Barrigan’s shot from distance were officially listed as efforts on target but lacked the power to trouble the ‘keeper.

Reds, who won the first of their only two corners in the seventy-sixth minute, didn’t trouble Bayleigh Passant either but a great opening saw Brad Hubbold release the excellent Clarke down the right and his assist was about to be converted by Scott Allison.  But James Devine’s superbly timed clearance meant more nail-biting for the home crowd over the later stages of the game.

Unless the two sides are paired together in the Trophy or fancy a mid-week friendly, they won’t see each other again until Easter and, in the nicest possible way, both clubs will be happy with that! 

Workington: Atkinson, Clarke, Charlton, Wordsworth, Smith, Hubbold, Gooden (Harrison, 63), Carroll (Symington, 25), Allison, Tinnion (Howarth, 85), Roache.  Substitutes – Burns, Eccles (not used).

Marine: Passant, Devine, Joyce, Lynch, Miley (Shaw, 12), Raven, Watkinson, Doyle (Reilly, 72), Cummins (Kengni, 60), Hughes, Barrigan.  Substitutes – Winnard, Wignall (not used).

Referee: Chris Porter, Preston

Bookings: Clarke, Symington (Workington), Lynch, Doyle (Marine)

Attendance: 568


Date Time League Season Full Time
28/08/2021 15:00 NPL West NPL West 21/22 90'


Borough Park

New Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals


1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Matty Clarke Defender 70'
3Kieran Charlton Defender
4Dan Wordsworth Defender
5Sam Smith Defender
6Brad Hubbold Midfielder
7Iyrwah Gooden 14 Midfielder 3'
8Brad Carroll 12 Midfielder 3'
9Scott Allison Forward
10Conor Tinnion 15 Midfielder
11Rowan Roache Midfielder
12Dav Symington 8 Midfielder 89'
14Kyle Harrison 7 Defender
15Aidan Howarth 10 Defender
16Jack Burns Midfielder
21Danny Eccles Goalkeeper


1Bayleigh Passant Goalkeeper
2James Devine Midfielder
3James Joyce Defender
4David Lynch Midfielder 82'
5Anthony Miley 12 Defender
6David Raven Defender
7Owen Watkinson Forward
8Alex Doyle 16 Midfielder 29'
9Niall Cummins 17 Forward
10Ben Hughes Forward
11James Barrigan Midfielder
12Danny Shaw 5 Defender
14Dean Winnard Defender
15Ryan Wignall Forward
16Lewis Reilly 8 Midfielder
17Neil Kengni 9 Forward
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