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

Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
Prestwich Heys
Adie Moran Park Sandgate Road, Whitefield Manchester Lancashire M45 6WG
6 - 0
Final Score
Lewis Reilly - 2 (5', 27')Scott Allison - 3 (77', 82', 88')Keelan Leslie - 1 (79')
Game Statistics
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0Red cards0
0Corner Kick0
0Shots on Goal0
Pass Accuracy
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Game Timeline
Lewis Reilly
Connor Hammell
Regan Brown
Lewis Reilly
Kai Haig
Tyler James
Kaiden Barlow
Lewis Moore
Matt Davies
Scott Allison
Keelan Leslie
Keelan Leslie
Hayden Tait
Scott Allison
Scott Allison
Connor Hammell



Reds have often struggled against FA Cup minnows in the past but not on this occasion as they cantered through to the next round with comparative ease.

And the luck you need to progress in knockout football was certainly against the North West Counties League outfit.  An unlucky deflection led to Workington’s opening goal, they had a man sent off with less than twenty minutes on the clock, conceded a penalty then had a consolation goal denied them – twice by the woodwork and once by an amazing Jim Atkinson save.

Overall, then, it was not Prestwich’s day but they certainly left Cumbria with their pride intact as they remained competitive throughout.

From a Workington perspective, there were plenty of positives.  Lewis Reilly continued his rehab and also grabbed a coupled of goals, Keelan Leslie scored his first goal for the club and a handful of players got their first experience of FA Cup football then, to cap a great day, Scott Allison weighed in with his ninth hat-trick for the club – his second in the Cup.

Reds got off to a good start with the opening goal scored after just five minutes.  Connor Hammell’s goal-bound shot was blocked with the ball deflecting conveniently into Reilly’s path, leaving the striker with the simple task of guiding it past the wrong-footed Jordan Hadlow.

Kayle Power and Matthew Davies had efforts at goal as did Dav Symington, one going narrowly going wide of the far post and the other, a thunderbolt, pushed away in unorthodox fashion by Hadlow.

Former Red – Darcy O’Connor

Then came the decision that probably ended all hope for the visitors.  Regan Brown got the wrong side of Symington and, in preventing a goal scoring opportunity, was asked to leave the field for the red card offence.  The sending off left Prestwich to cope with a man down for over seventy minutes

Greg McCaragher was unlucky not to get on the score-sheet when, after a quick sortie down the right, his shot struck the upright before rebounding to safety.

After twenty-seven minutes Symington was tripped again, this time in the area, and Reilly converted to double Workington’s advantage, the number nine driving the ball down the middle as Hadlow dived to his right.

Reilly went close to completing his hat-trick early in the second half only for Hadlow to palm away his close-range header.

Workington went off the boil for a twenty- minute spell and conceded territory to the visitors.  A Power free kick sailed over Atkinson’s bar and top scorer Davies saw another decent effort hit the upright.

At the other end, Lewis Moore was wide with his first shot at goal in the competition and Matty Bell’s angled drive was tipped over by Hadlow although the officials failed to award the corner.

Not sure if it was due to Prestwich tiring in the afternoon sun or Workington making better use of the ball, perhaps a combination of both, but the closing stages made for an exciting finale!

Hammell and Leslie combined to good effect down the left to create Workington’s third goal in the seventy-seventh minute.  Allison read the situation well and netted his first from close range.

And two minutes later, following a similar build-up, Leslie converted his first goal for the club when he reacted to Hadlow’s partial save which kept out a Moore shot.

Allison made it five after eighty-one minutes with the prolific talisman dinking the ball over Hadlow to score a sublime goal.

Back came Prestwich and a passage of play which deserved a consolation goal.  The adventurous Power cracked a great shot from well outside the area which struck the underside of the crossbar without crossing the line.  Davies looked odds-on to net the rebound but was thwarted by a stunning recovery save from Atkinson who scooped the ball off the line, preserving his clean sheet in the process.

But it was Allison who had the final say, completing his second hat-trick of the season with another fine finish.  Hammell, who had an excellent ninety minutes, provided the assist from the right and there was Allison to stab home the sixth from close range.  

Prestwich, who included former Red, Darcy O’Connor, in their line-up, will have enjoyed their FA Cup exploits this season and earned plenty of respect from their first visit to Borough Park.

Reds will welcome the fact that no further injuries were sustained and a free week will enable them to prepare for the return of league action next week.

Another match ball for Scotty.

Workington: Atkinson, McCaragher, Bell, Wordsworth (Tait, 80), Smith, Casson, Symington, Hubbold (Leslie, 59), Reilly (Moore L, 64), Allison, Hammell.  Substitutes – Benson-Lester, Rigg, Martin, Wallbank (not used).

Prestwich Heys: Hadlow, Power, Jacobs, O’Connor, Lee, Brown, Daniels (Barlow, 58), Howell (Haigh, 30), Coor (James, 55), Davies, Khamidov.  Substitutes – Sixsmith, Nicholls, Bartram-Conway, Slaven (not used).

Referee: Richard Holmes, Preston

Booking: Davies (Prestwich Heys)

Red card: Brown (Prestwich Heys)

Attendance: 662



DateTimeSeasonFull Time
02/09/202315:00FA Cup 23/2490'


Borough Park

New Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals


1Jim Atkinson Goalkeeper
2Greg McCaragher Midfielder
3Matty Bell Defender
4Dan Wordsworth 12 Defender
5Sam Smith Defender
6Ceiran Casson Midfielder
7Dav Symington Midfielder
8Brad Hubbold Midfielder
9Lewis Reilly 15 Forward 5', 27'
10Scott Allison Forward 77', 82', 88'
11Connor Hammell Midfielder 5', 88'
12Hayden Tait 4 Defender
14Zach Benson Lester Defender
15Lewis Moore 9 Midfielder
16Steven Rigg Forward
17Zach Martin Midfielder
18Finlay Wallbank Defender
19Keelan Leslie Midfielder 79'


1Jordan Hadlow Goalkeeper
2Kayle Power Midfielder
3Kyle Jacobs Defender
4Darcy O’Connor Midfielder
5Isaac Lee Midfielder
6Regan Brown Defender 17'
7Greg Daniels 20 Midfielder
8Vincent Howell 18 Midfielder
9Jack Coop 14 Forward
10Matt Davies Forward 70'
11Saidkhon Khamidov Defender
12Brad Sixsmith Midfielder
14Tyler James 9 Forward
16Luke Nicholls Forward
17Nathan Bartram-Conway Defender
18Kai Haig 8 Midfielder
19Malachi Slaven Midfielder
20Kaiden Barlow 7 Forward
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