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

Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
Hyde United
Ewen Fields Walker Lane Hyde Cheshire SK14 5PL
1 - 3
Final Score
Steven Rigg - 1 (45')
Jack Redshaw - 2 (17', 75')Ryan White - 1 (57')
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
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Game Timeline
Jack Redshaw
Antoine Makoli
Connor Hammell
Aaron Fleming
Brad Hubbold
Steven Rigg
Ryan White
Harry Bunn
Nyall Bell
Scott Allison
Jack Redshaw
Jamie Devitt
Nyall Bell
Ebou Badjie
Alex Pritchard
Jamie Devitt
Callum Spooner



Tell me a footballer or supporter who doesn’t mind seeing his team lose and I’ll introduce you to a person that tells little white lies.  There are exceptions, of course, and the majority of people at Borough Park for this FA Trophy tie regarded the defeat as ‘acceptable’ in the circumstances.

Danny Grainger’s inexperienced line-up, a necessity not a choice, gave a decent enough account of themselves but never seriously threatened to end Reds’ recent failure in a competition for the country’s steps 1 – 4 clubs.  

They ran out of steam eventually and lacked a presence in the final third of the pitch – a Jack Redshaw for example.  He wasn’t, by any means, outstanding for the visitors but his superb positional sense, gathered over an impressive fifteen-year career, proved the crucial difference. 

There was lots of intricate passing and good movement from Reds but not much ‘end product’ where it really mattered, whereas Hyde knew they had a reliable finisher with goal scoring potential.

And his two goals a quarter of an hour in and fifteen minutes from the end ensured a comfortable passage into the next round for Hyde. 

His first, after seventeen minutes, saw Reds caught out on a swift counter attack and he found space at the far post to despatch Antoine Makoli’s cross from the left.  Then, in the seventy-fifth minute when Reds were, technically, still in the game he netted his second, Hyde’s third, to put the game to bed.

Reds had equalised on the stroke of half time with a well-constructed goal of their own when Steven Rigg met a pin-point Brad Hubbold cross to head past Sam Waller.

They deserved that goal which was the reward for a good response to United’s opener.

The turning point of the game might have been the Kofi Moore shot which rattled the Hyde crossbar.  He had combined well with Lewis Moore and his effort, well struck and accurate, rebounded off the woodwork.  It was more worthy of a goal than the effort which restored the visitors lead after fifty-seven minutes.

Hyde did press well in the build-up to Ryan White’s goal but it was a block tackle rather than a deliberate shot and the ball rebounded over Danny Eccles and into the net.    

Jamie Devitt made his debut late in the game and a fifteen-minute cameo provided a ‘highlights package’ of his wonderful career – a string of accurate passes, a couple of crosses into the danger area, a shot on target via a free kick and a booking!

Reds were well served by youngsters Matty Bell, Fin Wallbank, Keelan Leslie, the two Moores and Kitt Nelson with seniors Rigg and Hubbold holding the side together.

It was certainly unusual to see Lewis Moore feature in the FA Youth Cup and Trophy in the same week and, whilst that is great prospect for the future, it is the present injury crisis which is causing most concern.

Even with seven named substitutes, eight senior players were absent from the squad.  Goalkeeper Danny Eccles did make a welcome return after his three months stint in the treatment room but when Sam Smith hobbled off before half time it was a case of one in, one out.

As stated previously, an ‘acceptable’ defeat, whatever that means.

Workington: Eccles, McCaragher, Bell, Wallbank, Smith (Hammell, 34), Leslie, Moore K, Hubbold, Rigg (Devitt, 77), Moore L (Allison, 71), Nelson.  Substitutes – Martin, Casson, Tait, Lister (not used).

Hyde United: Waller, Ditchfield, Amado, Spooner, Fleming, Turner, White, Whittingham (Pritchard, 85), Bunn (Bell, 66), Redshaw, Makoli (Badjie, 82).  Substitutes – Mellor, Alessandra, Foster (not used).

Referee: Ben Schofield

Bookings: Devitt (Workington), Spooner, Fleming, Bunn, Bell (Hyde United)

Attendance: 580



Date Time Season Full Time
07/10/2023 15:00 FA Trophy 23/24 90'


Borough Park

New Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals


1Danny Eccles Goalkeeper
2Greg McCaragher Midfielder
3Matty Bell Defender
4Finlay Wallbank Defender
5Sam Smith 12 Defender
6Keelan Leslie Midfielder
7Kofi Moore Midfielder
8Brad Hubbold Midfielder 45'
9Steven Rigg 14 Forward 45'
10Lewis Moore 17 Midfielder
11Kitt Nelson Midfielder
12Connor Hammell 5 Midfielder
14Jamie Devitt 9 Midfielder 90'
15Zach Martin Midfielder
16Ceiran Casson Midfielder
17Scott Allison 10 Forward
18Hayden Tait Defender
21Aaron Lister Goalkeeper


1Sam Waller Goalkeeper
2Harry Ditchfield Defender
3Joel Amado Defender
4Callum Spooner Defender 90'
5Aaron Fleming Defender 43'
6Jack Turner Defender
7Ryan White Midfielder 57'
8Sonny Whittingham 17 Midfielder
9Harry Bunn 12 Midfielder 65'
10Jack Redshaw Forward 17', 75'
11Antoine Makoli 15 Midfielder 17'
12Nyall Bell 9 Forward 79'
13Jack Foster Goalkeeper
14Reece Mellor Midfielder
15Ebou Badjie 11 Forward
16Lewis Alessandra Forward
17Alex Pritchard 8 Defender
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