Reds Development Squad progressed to the next round of the Benevolent Cup with a comfortable win over a gallant Mirehouse outfit.
And it was a special day for two players with Harry Watson netting his first hat-trick for the club and Owen Johnston scoring his first goal in senior football.
Seventeen years old Johnston, son and grandson of former Workington players Craig and Ian respectively, netted Reds’ second goal just before half time. He timed his run to perfection and met Evan Stephenson’s corner to score with a bullet header.
Reds had opened the scoring with an early goal from Tyler Harrell.
The floodgates opened in the second half with two more scored soon after the restart.
Jack Dunstan made it three after rounding the ‘keeper and rolling the ball into an empty net.
He was then upended in the area by the goalkeeper and Cain Pears converted the subsequent penalty to make it 4-0.
Watson (pictured) then stole the limelight with a well taken hat-trick in the later stages of the game to secure Reds’ passage into the next round.
Zak Walker returned to action following two months on the sidelines after sustaining a broken wrist in a pre-season game.
It’s back to league action next week with a trip to Aspatria.
Team: Aaron Lister, Hayden Percival, Scott Williamson, Owen Johnston, Zak Walker, Evan Stephenson, Cain Pears, Spencer Bland, Alfie Schofield, Tyler Harrell, Jack Dunstan. Substitutes – Luke Knowles, Harry Watson, Owen Birkett, Brad Keenan and Jaden Scott.