Recap

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

Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
Dumbarton FC
Castle Road, Dumbarton, G82 1JJ
0 - 4
Final Score
Ryan Blair - 1 (42')Ross McLean - 1 (42')Declan Byrne - 1 (81')Luca Vata - 1 (88')
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
Keelan Leslie
24'
Tony Wallace
33'
22. Ryan Blair
42'
11. Ross McLean
42'
Obua Mugalula
46'
Trialist 3
46'
Trialist 4
46'
Luca Vata
56'
32. Ryan Wallace
56'
David Wilson
56'
15. Declan Byrne
56'
Lewis Moore
62'
Trialist 5
62'
12. Aron Lynas
62'
Blair Malcolm
62'
Greig Young
62'
Zach Benson Lester
77'
15. Declan Byrne
81'
Zach Martin
83'
Trialist 6
83'
Luca Vata
88'
FT

Recap

Not the result hoped for at the start of a testing week with two games against higher-ranked opposition scheduled still to come.

Without seven key members of an already threadbare senior squad, manager Danny Grainger hid his frustration well after the Scottish fourth tier outfit won easily at Borough Park for the second successive summer.

And, whilst opposite number, Stevie Farrell, was delighted with the goals that secured their first pre-season win, the Reds boss was left somewhat perturbed by a second half collapse.

Gabriel Breeze

With both his recognised goalkeepers, Jim Atkinson (holiday) and Danny Eccles (injured) top of the unavailable list, Reds had to borrow Carlisle United stopper, Gabriel Breeze.  Twelve months ago, the nineteen-year-old ‘keeper made a cameo appearance for United at Borough Park but, on this occasion, it was a bit more than that with a string of fine saves keeping Reds in contention during a first half which, at least, was competitive, unlike the second.  

He prevented the Sons establishing a healthy lead with the saves to frustrate Finlay Gray and Ross MacLean particularly impressive.

It wasn’t all one-way traffic, though, and the more experienced Brett Long had to work hard for his ‘clean sheet’ too.

He twice thwarted Dav Symington with important stops and then made an even better save to palm away an Aidy Roxburgh header.

It was a decent, even contest for forty minutes but two goals before the interval changed the complexion of the encounter. 

MacLean powered home a header in the forty-first minute via Carlo Pignatiello’s perfect cross with Ryan Blair’s sublime free-kick doubling the advantage in stoppage time.

The contest was effectively over at the point with Dumbarton’s changes not disrupting their rhythm and control whilst Reds’ posse of youngsters and trialists were unable to get a foothold in the game.

Obua Mugalula came closest to bagging a consolation goal but his decent strike was comfortably saved by Long who, earlier, held a shot from one of the trialists.

Naïve defending cost Workington a third goal nine minutes from the end, with Declan Byrne heading home from a few yards out, and then Luca Vata netted his first Sons goal just before the final whistle as the visitors strolled to victory.  

Workington: Breeze, Roxburgh (Martin), Trialist (Leslie), Wordsworth (Trialist), Wallbank, Casson (Trialist), Symington (Lester), Carroll (Moore), Allison (Trialist), McCaragher (Trialist), Trialist (Mugalula).

Dumbarton: Long, Pignatiello, Crighton (Young), Durnan, Wylde (Lynas), Blair (Malcolm), Hilton (Wilson), Gray (Wallace R), MacLean (Vata), Ruth (Byrne), Orsi (Wallace T).  Substitute – Broun (not used).

Referee: John Mulligan, Carlisle

Attendance: 338

 

Details

Date Time Season Full Time
08/07/2023 15:00 Friendlies 23/24 90'

Ground

Borough Park

New Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Workington000
Dumbarton224

Workington

1Gabriel Breeze Goalkeeper
2Aidan Roxburgh 19 Defender
3Trialist 1 12 Defender
4Dan Wordsworth 16 Defender
5Finlay Wallbank Defender
6Ceiran Casson 18 Midfielder
7Dav Symington 20 Midfielder
8Bobby Carroll 17 Midfielder
9Scott Allison 15 Forward
10Greg McCaragher 21 Midfielder
11Trialist 2 14 Midfielder
12Keelan Leslie 3 Midfielder
14Obua Mugalula 11 Midfielder
15Trialist 3 9 Forward
16Trialist 4 4 Defender
17Lewis Moore 8 Midfielder
18Trialist 5 6 Midfielder
19Zach Martin 2 Midfielder
20Zach Benson Lester 7 Defender
21Trialist 6 10 Midfielder

Dumbarton

1Brett Long Goalkeeper
12Carlo Pignatiello Defender
26Sean Crighton 29 Defender
5Mark Durnan Defender
3Gregg Wylde 2 Midfielder
6Ryan Blair 4 Midfielder 42'
17James Hilton 8 Midfielder
18Finlay Gray 9 Midfielder
11Ross McLean 15 Forward 42'
23Michael Ruth 10 Forward
7Kalvin Orsi 14 Forward
16Harry Broun Goalkeeper
2Aron Lynas 3 Defender
4Blair Malcolm 6 Midfielder
29Greig Young 26 Defender
15Luca Vata 11 Midfielder 88'
14Tony Wallace 7 Midfielder
9Ryan Wallace 18 Forward
8David Wilson 17 Midfielder
10Declan Byrne 23 Forward 81'
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