Windscale AFC 1-2 Workington AFC

Recap

Falcon Ground ComplexEgremont, Borough of Copeland, Cumbria, England, CA22 2QN, United Kingdom

Windscale
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
1 - 2
Final Score
Ben Graham - 1 (65')
Obua Mugalula - 1 (3')Josh Palmer - 1 (15')
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
Obua Mugalula
3'
Lewis Moore
3'
Josh Palmer
15'
Cain Pears
15'
Owen Birkett
22'
Matthew Pierce
53'
Hayden Percival
56'
Joe Phillipson
60'
Ben Graham
65'
Hayden Rae
65'
Robbie Wilson
65'
Ben Davidson
69'
Matthew Metcalf
71'
Lewis Moore
75'
Jack Brown
80'
FT

Recap

A warm tribute on a cold evening preceded this protracted Cumberland Cup tie as both teams, officials and an above average crowd remembered the late Fred Conway, one of Egremont’s finest. 

A minute of applause began and ended on the referee’s whistle as we remembered the sad passing of the Cumberland FAs chairman. 

And when the action got underway, the two sides served up a decent encounter as this match was finally played at the third attempt. 

Danny Grainger gave youth a fling with thirteen members of the Development Squad given the opportunity to represent the club.  The other three players were the first team understudy goalkeeper, a player making his comeback after a frustrating twenty-six months on the side-lines and a trialist who caught the eye on an impressive debut. 

Danny Eccles captained the team and was inspirational throughout, Robbie Hebson played for an hour and looked as though he had never been away and Obua Mugalula could have had a hat-trick after consistently tormenting the home defence. 

Windscale looked a bit rusty after a sequence of postponements but the Wearside League outfit came on strong in the second half as they tried to overcome a two-goal deficit. 

Obua Mugalula

Mugalula had travelled three hours from his Manchester home to play in the match but, after three minutes, had made his mark after opening the scoring with a fine individual goal.  The tall, pacey wide man made ground down the left, chopped inside his marker before a well struck cross-shot found its way past Ian Studholme, with the ball striking both uprights before trickling over the line. 

The young Reds doubled their advantage after fifteen minutes and, if the first goal was a solo effort, the second was the product of good team play.  Swift passing broke the Windscale press and culminated in Cain Pears releasing Josh Palmer through the inside right channel and the seventeen-year-old finished with aplomb.  

Windscale came to life and Lewis Jolly registered their first shot on target but Eccles saved comfortably.  The ‘keeper looked assured throughout making saves and taking crosses with ease and, when he didn’t have the ball, was barking out instructions to his inexperienced colleagues. 

Ben Graham saw one effort narrowly clear the bar and another bravely blocked as Windscale tried their utmost to get back into contention with the first half ending with Jolly thwarted again. 

The hosts, paying the penalty for a sluggish start, were out of the blocks quicker on the restart and Matthew Semple was the next to try for goal only to be denied by the impressive Eccles. 

But it was Mugalula who twice came close to scoring the third goal of the evening.  A sixty-yard run from his own half left four frustrated defenders trailing his wake but his final shot was cleared off the line.  And then a far post header appeared to have crossed the line, before Studholme clawed the ball to safety, but the assistant referee was too far behind play to make a decision. 

Windscale took advantage of the reprieve and they were back in the game mid-way through the second half when they were awarded a penalty after Zach Lester was adjudged to have handled. 

Graham took the spot-kick and, for once, Eccles was beaten.  Game on! 

But Windscale found an equaliser elusive despite putting the Reds defence under a spell of sustained pressure following a flurry of corners. 

Workington had to dig deep to preserve their narrow advantage but they did so efficiently and their game management got them over the line and into the next round, taking a notable scalp in the process.    

Windscale: Studholme, Leeson, White, Walker, Morgan, Pierce, Fretwell, Carter, Sempill, Graham, Jolly.  Substitutes – Metcalf, Phillipson, Fitzwilliam, Frazer, Black   

Workington: Eccles, Hebson (Percival), Whitehead, Birkett (Wilson), Martin, Pears, Lester, Moore, Josh Palmer (Brown), Davidson, Mugalula.  Substitutes – Rae, Lister (not used). 

Referee: Scott Taylor, Carlisle 

Bookings: Pierce (Windscale), Birkett, Moore, Davidson (Workington)        

Attendance: 105

 

Details

Date Time Season Full Time
23/11/2022 19:45 Fred Conway Cumberland Cup 22/23 90'

Venue

Falcon Ground Complex

Egremont, Borough of Copeland, Cumbria, England, CA22 2QN, United Kingdom

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Windscale011
Workington202

Windscale

1Ian Studholme Goalkeeper
2Ross Leeson Defender
3Lewis White Defender
4Stephen Walker Defender
17Daniel Morgan Defender
6Matthew Pierce 14 Midfielder 53'
7Reece Fretwell Midfielder
8Cameron Carter 12 Midfielder
9Matthew Sempill Forward
10Ben Graham Forward 65'
11Lewis Jolly Midfielder
12Matthew Metcalf 8 Midfielder
14Joe Phillipson 6 Forward
5Ryan Fitzwilliam Defender
16Kieran Fraser Forward
17Laurie Black Midfielder

Workington

1Danny Eccles Goalkeeper
2Robbie Hebson 12 Midfielder
3Dan Whitehead Defender
4Owen Birkett 16 Defender 22'
5Zach Martin Midfielder
6Cain Pears Midfielder 15'
7Zach Lester Defender
8Lewis Moore Midfielder 3'
75'
9Josh Palmer 14 Forward 15'
10Ben Davidson Midfielder 69'
11Obua Mugalula Midfielder 3'
12Hayden Percival 2 Defender
14Jack Brown 9 Midfielder
15Hayden Rae Midfielder
16Robbie Wilson 4 Defender
17Aaron Lister Goalkeeper
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