Workington AFC 2-1 Trafford FC

Recap

NPL West NPL West 22/23

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

Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
Trafford
Home Estates Shawe View Pennybridge Lane Flixton Manchester M41 5DL
2 - 1
Final Score
Reuben Jerome - 1 (3')Ekow Coker - 1 (45')
Tom Bentham - 1 (77')
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
Reuben Jerome
3'
Astley Mulholland
19'
Ekow Coker
45'
Niall Moran
45'
Ryan Morton
56'
Michael Burke
62'
Robert Worrall
67'
Steven Rigg
67'
Robert Worrall
75'
Tom Bentham
77'
Scott Allison
78'
Sajjad Elhassan
80'
Matty Clarke
84'
Niall Moran
84'
Lewis Reilly
90'
FT

Recap

A first win in the league for Reds, a first defeat for Trafford.

Recent history has produced some close encounters between two sides who like to play football and this was another such occasion.  The hosts were on top for almost an hour but the Manchester side came back strong and, as they tend to do at Borough Park, pushed Reds all the way in the later stages.

A good first half performance paved the way to victory although the two goal lead might have been more had they showed a little more composure in the final third of an immaculate pitch.

And, for once, Reds got off to a good start with a third minute goal setting the tone for some eye-catching football.

Reuben Jerome won possession fifteen yards inside the Trafford half and set off towards the Derwent End goal, eventually sending the ball across Conor Robson to the far corner of the net for a fine opener.

But it was another forty minutes before Reds bagged a second – just before the interval, in fact.

Conor Tinnion sent a diagonal free kick into the area, the ball was partially cleared but eventually recycled by Reds.  Niall Moran lofted the ball back into the area and Ekow Coker was on hand to convert from close range.

Trafford had gone close to equalising three times but Danny Eccles, making just his third league appearance, came to the rescue on each occasion.

Reds needed that second goal but it is often described as an uncomfortable lead as the team with the advantage doesn’t know whether to stick or twist.

It probably wasn’t deliberate but Reds opted to stick and the visitors started seeing much more of the ball.

They didn’t cause too many problems through open play but set pieces seemed to unsettle another different Reds rearguard.

It was from Aaron Fleming’s corner that Tom Bentham rose highest to head Trafford’s goal and that seventy-seventh minute response prompted a little tension amongst those in red with even more anxiety on the terraces.

But Reds survived a few ‘corners under the crossbar’ to eventually register that all important first win, picking up a couple of yellow cards for time wasting in the process.

WORKINGTON: Eccles, Coker, Hooper (Clarke, 84), Wordsworth, Moran, Casson (Rigg, 67), Symington, Carroll, Reilly, Jerome (Allison, 78), Tinnion.  Substitutes – Birch, Palmer (not used).

TRAFFORD: Robson, Morgan, Sloan, Mulholland, Norris, Matthews, Fleming, Dorney (Worrall, 67), Finley (Burke, 62), Morton (Elhassan, 80), Bentham.  Substitutes – Ford, Jayden (not used).

Referee: Curtis Wood, Lancaster

Bookings: Moran, Reilly (Workington), Mulholland, Morton, Worrall (Trafford)

Attendance: 568

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time
23/08/2022 19:45 NPL West NPL West 22/23 90'

Venue

Borough Park

New Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT

Results

TeamGoals
Workington2
Trafford1

Workington

1Danny Eccles Goalkeeper
2Ekow Coker Defender 45'
3James Hooper 14 Midfielder
4Dan Wordsworth Defender
5Niall Moran Defender 45'
84'
6Ceiran Casson 15 Midfielder
7Dav Symington Midfielder
8Bobby Carroll Midfielder
9Lewis Reilly Forward 90'
10Reuben Jerome 17 Forward 3'
11Conor Tinnion Midfielder
12Charlie Birch Defender
14Matty Clarke 3 Defender
15Steven Rigg 6 Forward
16Jordan Palmer Forward
17Scott Allison 10 Forward

Trafford

1Conor Robson Goalkeeper
2Matty Morgan Midfielder
3Jack Sloan Defender
4Astley Mulholland Midfielder 19'
5Harry Norris Defender
6Glenn Matthews Defender
7Aaron Fleming Midfielder
8Jack Dorney 16 Midfielder
9Ben Finlay 12 Forward
10Ryan Morton 15 Forward 56'
11Tom Bentham Midfielder 77'
12Michael Burke 9 Forward
14Ollie Ford Forward
15Sajjad Elhassan 10 Midfielder
16Robert Worrall 8 Midfielder 75'
17Jayden Matthew Defender
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