Review of the season

A bit of number-crunching on Reds’ promotion and County Cup double- season, the final words (and figures) on a very satisfactory campaign at Borough Park…………

36   Reds’ thirty-sixth season in the Northern Premier Leagueand one of the few to end in promotion.

 3   The team finished in 3rd position behind champions, Macclesfield, and runners-up, Leek Town, gaining promotion via the play-offs.

Reds recorded three victories against Runcorn Linnets, home and away in the league then a third time at Borough Park in the final of the play-offs.

75   We obtained seventy-five points from our thirty-eight games (37 at Borough Park and 38 on the road).

23   The number of league wins obtained with eleven of those at home and twelve enjoyed away.

 6   Half a dozen draws throughout the season with Leek Town (1-1), City of Liverpool (0-0), Prescot Cables (3-3) and Ramsbottom United (1-1) leaving Borough Park with a point and Reds having a share of the spoils at Prescot Cables (1-1) and Clitheroe (1-1).

 9   Nine league defeats inflicted upon us during the season, including three in the opening five matches.

71   Workington scored seventy-one league goals during the season with fourteen different players contributing.  Reaching doubles figures over the season were David Symington (17), Scott Allison (15) and Reuben Jerome (12).

104  Reds scored over a century of goals in league and cup competition with Lewis Reilly claiming the 100th in the Cumberland Cup Final win at Brunton Park.

 8   The team recorded eight league doubles over the course of the season, overcoming Trafford, Skelmersdale United, Runcorn Linnets, Hanley Town, Glossop North End, Newcastle Town, Kidsgrove Athletic and Colne home and away.  Macclesfield were the only opponent to inflict a double upon us.

43   The number of players who appeared on the team sheet over the season with Dan Wordsworth (40), Jim Atkinson (38), Dav Symington (34) and Conor Tinnion (34) making the most starts in the forty-seven matches played.  Included in that figure were several members of the Development Squad who featured in the Cumberland Cup.

 5   Five players captained the side with Conor Tinnion doing so on thirty-four occasions and Scott Allison (5), Sam Smith (5), Danny Eccles (2) and Jim Atkinson (1) deputising in his absence.

Danny Eccles and Jim Atkinson both captained the side to victory.

 6   Six red cards were administered with Danny Eccles, Tom Mahone, Reuben Jerome, Sam Smith (2) and Charlie Birch all given their marching orders for various offences.  Reuben’s red card (at Skelmersdale) was rescinded on appeal.

67   Bookings for the season were shared by twenty-one players with Dan Wordsworth (9) and Reuben Jerome (7) collecting the most yellow cards.

 4   Unusual for a Workington player to score four goals in a game but three managed the feat last term.  Lewis Reilly set the ball rolling by netting all four in the 4-0 pre-season victory at Carlisle City, Dav Symington became only the second player for Reds to bag four in a NPL fixture during the 5-0 home win over Witton Albion and Obua Mugalula did so in the Cumberland Cup final against Penrith.

11   Reds were awarded eleven spot-kicks during the season – five were converted, five saved and one missed the target.

 9   We conceded nine penalties – seven were converted, Jim Atkinson saved one at Ramsbottom and the other missed the target.

300  Scott Allison and Dan Wordsworth both reached their 300th (league and cup) appearance for Workington last season.

146  Scott Allison’s goals at 1874 Northwich took him to within four of the 150 mark.

70   Dav Symington reached the 20-goal marker for the first time, with his strike against Clitheroe in the play-offs also his seventieth competitive goal for the club.

18   Kai Nugent celebrated his 18th birthday a little differently to most players.  He joined us on loan from Carlisle United in February but then played against us in the Cumberland Cup (on his birthday) before reverting from blue to red for the remainder of the season.

19   Keelan Leslie’s stats added a certain symmetry to matters with the nineteen year-old making nineteen starts and nineteen substitute appearances in his second season at the club.

100  Danny Grainger’s 100th game as Reds boss resulted in a disappointing 4-3 defeat at 1874 Northwich.

16  Lewis Moore was just sixteen years old when he got his first taste of Northern Premier League Football in the home match v. Kidsgrove Athletic on Boxing Day.

27   Reds lifted the Cumberland Cup for a record 27th time (12 by the original club, 15 since re-formation) after the high-scoring win over Penrith.

 9   The nine goals we scored in the final was also a record with Lewis Moore becoming Workington’s youngest scorer in the Cumberland FAs showpiece game.

19   Reds scored nineteen goals in their Cumberland Cup run with Obua Mugalula chipping in with seven of those, scoring in every round.

 4   Workington certainly enjoyed their four trips to Staffordshire last season, recording wins at Hanley Town (2-1), Leek Town (1-0), Newcastle Town (1-0) and Kidsgrove Athletic (3-1).

15   The team recorded fifteen clean sheets during the season – Jim kept thirteen, Danny managed two.

 7   Reds failed to score in seven matches last term – Mossley (0-1), Clitheroe (0-1), City of Liverpool (0-0), Bootle (0-1) and Macclesfield (0-1) at home and City of Liverpool (0-3) and Widnes (0-1) away.

14,028   Spectators watched Workington’s nineteen League matches at Borough Park – the highest was the 1,670 for the visit of Macclesfield, the lowest the 568 for the game against Trafford.

738   Incredibly, the average league crowd at Borough Park was the same as the previous season.

2,506   The attendance for the play-off final v. Runcorn Linnets topped the 2,500 mark but was limited because of crowd safety issues.

3,313   Workington’s visit to Macclesfield attracted the highest attendance they have ever played before in a Northern Premier League fixture.

 3   Danny Grainger had three assistant managers during the season.  Steven Rudd started the season as right-hand man, Carl Philips helped out for a few games before Terry Mitchell joined the club in September.

31   Dav Symington’s ‘goal involvement’ totalled 31 – twenty goals and eleven assists!

28   Steven Rigg was named as a substitute more than any other player last term.  

348 Conor Tinnion captained the team in the play-off final.  It was his 348th start for the club in a competitive fixture.

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