Recap

County League Premier County League Premier 23/24

Lakes CollegeWinscales, Allerdale, Cumbria, North West England, England, CA14 4JN, United Kingdom

Workington Development
Gosforth AFC
Gosforth Playing Field Croft House CA20 1AH
1 - 2
Final Score
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

Recap

The stormy weather was the ultimate winner in this County League Premier Division fixture with the game abandoned after seventy-eight minutes.

But Gosforth will keep the points because, according to League rules, the result will stand.

Credit to both teams and officials for battling through driving rain and a gale-force wind, for a fixture cut short when the referee called in both teams and offered the option of blowing for time or continuing.  Without any debate, the players were off like a shot to the comparative warmth of the dressing rooms.   

Other fixtures in the League also failed to go the distance. 

It was a farce from start to the premature finish with two good footballing teams unable to get the ball down and play as they would normally.

Workington opened the scoring after good build up play between Sam Christian and Chad Grisdale culminating in Cain Pears finding the net from the edge of the box.  But they didn’t capitalise on what limited possession they had and the strong wind which is just what Gosforth did after the break.

They were level two minutes after the restart and eventually took the lead, Rhys Singleton and Reece Fretwell scoring their goals.

They might have scored more with Reds’ ‘keeper, Suproto Mansur making two decent saves.

In the later stages, it was difficult to stand upright and one of the assistant referees was forced to retire because of the conditions.

It was probably the right decision to call a halt to proceedings but it might have been better not to start the game in the first place.   

Team: Suproto Mansur, Harley Edmondson, Zak Walker, Owen Johnston, Scott Williamson, Chad Grisdale, Luke Davidson, Cain Pears, Jack Dunstan, Sam Christian, Harry Watson.  Substitutes – Callum Bell, Brad Barwise, Alfie Schofield, Spencer Bland, Luke Bewsher-Canon (all used).  

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time
09/12/2023 14:00 County League Premier County League Premier 23/24 90'

Ground

Lakes College

Winscales, Allerdale, Cumbria, North West England, England, CA14 4JN, United Kingdom

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Workington Development101
Gosforth022
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