Workington AFC 1-5 Morecambe FC

Recap

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

Workington AFC
Borough Park Workington CA14 2DT
Morecambe FC
Mazuma Stadium Christie Way Westgate Morecambe Lancashire LA4 4TB
1 - 5
Final Score
Scott Allison - 1 (54')
Cole Stockton - 1 (34')Alfie McCalmont - 1 (43')Trialist A - 1 (59')Wes McDonald - 1 (61')Jon Obika - 1 (70')
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
Cole Stockton
34'
Alfie McCalmont
43'
Sam Levelle
46'
Trialist A
46'
Jon Obika
46'
Wes McDonald
46'
Freddie Price
46'
Shane McLoughan
46'
Toumani Diagouraga
46'
Greg Leigh
46'
Jacob Mensah
46'
Connor Pye
46'
Kyle Letheren
46'
Scott Allison
54'
Brad Hubbold
57'
Trialist A
59'
Wes McDonald
61'
Matty Clarke
63'
Robbie Hebson
67'
Jon Obika
70'
Trialist B
70'
Trialist C
75'
Jack Burns
75'
Carl Lightfoot
82'
Aidan Howarth
82'
FT

Recap

This will go down as Reds’ record defeat against the men from across ‘the bay’ but shouldn’t be used as a yardstick for their prospects for the new season.  They won’t meet the calibre of Morecambe in the Northern Premier League and, on the evidence of this performance, the Shrimps will be ready for their debut campaign in League One.

The bottom line was that both managers, Steven Rudd and Stephen Robinson, felt it was a good workout for their team in terms of fitness and match sharpness with plenty of aspects to work on in the weeks ahead – good and bad!

Reds certainly competed for the opening thirty minutes and, although it was tough going in the second half, they did try to play their normal game with a line-up which included three players named as ‘Trialist’ on the team sheet

In fact, there was an early opening for Reds which almost produced the first goal.  Dav Symington’s clever reversed pass released Iyrwah Gooden through the inside right channel but his shot took a deflection and the ball hit the upright before rolling out for a corner

Another potential opportunity fell to Scott Allison but a good defensive block averted the danger.

Cole Stockton’s shot on the turn was the start of a dominant spell by the visitors and it was the same player who grabbed the breakthrough goal ten minutes before the break.  He received the ball with his back to goal, swivelled and converted in one swift movement.

And, just ninety seconds before the interval, Morecambe were gifted a second.  A midfield trialist lost possession twenty five yards from goal and Alfie McCalmont advanced into the area and slotted the ball beyond Jim Atkinson.

The other outfield Trialist, who has played for Reds previously, had a chance to reduce the arrears almost immediately but his low shot lacked the power to trouble Jokull Andresson.

But Reds were back in the game nine minutes after the restart when they were awarded a penalty after Gooden had been nudged in the area.  Like England, Reds have failed from the spot recently but Allison is usually reliable and was on this occasion, blasting the ball confidently past Kyle Letheren.

This appeared to jolt Morecambe into action and three goals in just over ten minutes handed them complete control.

They made it 3-1 after fifty nine minutes, punishing Reds with a set piece.  Wes McDonald curled an inviting cross into the box which Morecambe’s Trialist met to head beyond Atkinson.

Provider McDonald then helped himself to a well taken goal just two minutes later.  He jinked past a couple of defenders and placed the ball beyond Atkinson’s outstretched left hand and into the corner of the net.

Jonathan Obika then concluded the scoring with a fifth goal twenty minutes from time.

It was then time for Reds to introduce their substitutes with just four of the starting XI completing the full ninety minutes.

Workington: Atkinson (Trialist), Symington (Howarth), Charlton, Wordsworth (Clarke), Lightfoot L, Trialist (Hubbold), Gooden (Burns), Carroll (Lightfoot C), Jerome (Hebson), Allison, Trialist.    

Morecambe (first half): Andresson, Mellor, O’Connor, Delaney, Gibson, Wildig, Jones, McCalmont, Gnahoua, Stockton, McPake.

(second half): Letheren, Pye, Lavelle, Mensah, Leigh, Diagouraga, McLoughlin, Price, McDonald, Obika, Trialist.

Referee: Anthony Backhouse

Attendance: 340

 

Details

Date Time Season Full Time
13/07/2021 19:45 Friendlies 2021/22 90'

Venue

Borough Park

New Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Workington AFC011
Morecambe235

Workington AFC

1Jim Atkinson 21 Goalkeeper
2Dav Symington 15 Midfielder
3Kieran Charlton Defender
4Dan Wordsworth 12 Defender
5Liam Lightfoot Defender
6Trialist A 16 Midfielder
7Iyrwah Gooden 17 Midfielder
8Brad Carroll 18 Midfielder
9Reuben Jerome 14 Forward
10Scott Allison Forward 54'
11Trialist B Forward
12Matty Clarke 4 Defender
14Robbie Hebson 9 Midfielder
15Aidan Howarth 2 Defender
16Brad Hubbold 6 Midfielder
17Jack Burns 7 Midfielder
18Carl Lightfoot 8 Midfielder
21Trialist C 1 Goalkeeper

Morecambe

20Jokull Andresson 1 Goalkeeper
2Kelvin Mellor 17 Defender
4Anthony O’Connor 5 Defender
15Ryan Delaney 16 Defender
22Liam Gibson 3 Defender
10Aaron Wildig 8 Midfielder
6Callum Jones 19 Midfielder
25Alfie McCalmont 23 Midfielder 43'
24Arthur Gnahoua 8 Forward
9Cole Stockton 14 Forward 34'
11Josh McPake 18 Forward
1Kyle Letheren 20 Goalkeeper
17Connor Pye 2 Defender
5Sam Levelle 4 Defender
16Jacob Mensah 15 Defender
3Greg Leigh 26 Defender
8Toumani Diagouraga 10 Midfielder
19Shane McLoughan 6 Midfielder
23Freddie Price 25 Midfielder
8Wes McDonald 24 Midfielder 61'
14Jon Obika 9 Forward 70'
18Trialist A 11 Forward 59'
12Andre Filipe Da Silva Mendes Goalkeeper
21Ryan Cooney Defender
18Youth A
26Trialist B 3 Defender

Match Stats

Goals
1
5
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0

Game Timeline

KO
KO
Cole Stockton
34'
Alfie McCalmont
43'
Sam Levelle
46'
Trialist A
46'
Jon Obika
46'
Wes McDonald
46'
Freddie Price
46'
Shane McLoughan
46'
Toumani Diagouraga
46'
Greg Leigh
46'
Jacob Mensah
46'
Connor Pye
46'
Kyle Letheren
46'
Scott Allison
54'
Brad Hubbold
57'
Trialist A
59'
Wes McDonald
61'
Matty Clarke
63'
Robbie Hebson
67'
Jon Obika
70'
Trialist B
70'
Trialist C
75'
Jack Burns
75'
Carl Lightfoot
82'
Aidan Howarth
82'
FT
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