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Gingerbreads Storm to Victory

8 months ago By Simon Hayes

Lee Shaw grabbed a 91st minute for The Gingerbreads in an eventful afternoon at The Meres

Adam Stevens made a number of changes from Tuesday night's defeat at Mickleover. Tom Potts came in at right back, Rhys Lewis replaced Michael Hollingsworth, Ollie Luto started at left back and Lee Shaw returned from suspension.

After a slow start to the match, Workington went ahead on 14 minutes when James Earl headed low from a corner.

The Gingerbreads couldn't get back into the match, then with 7 minutes to go in the half a storm went over The Meres. The referee suspended play due to the lightening. Half an hour later play resumed and halftime was a matter of seconds due to enforced earlier break.

Whatever was said during the break, it worked!

The Gingerbreads were level on 56 minutes. Tom Potts had gone off injured, Danny Meadows had dropped back to the right back position but he got forward to deliver a sublime cross which met Jordan Hempenstall's head to power home.

With The Gingerbreads on top an error in defence saw Workington regain their lead with 20 minutes to go.

Lee Shaw won a penalty but Luke Shaw put the ball high over the bar.

With four minutes to go The Gingebreads were level. It was Jordan Hempenstall again who was able to get something on the end of a Jack Mcmenemy free kick.

There was still time for one final storm. Lee Shaw broke the offside trap and slotted home to send the home support wild, as the match was in it's 91st minute.

The result takes The Gingerbreads up-to second in the table

Updated 21:56 - 9 Sep 2017 by Simon Hayes

Where next?

Gingerbreads Welcome Workington Grantham will be looking to return to winning ways when they entertain Workington at the Meres on Saturday.
The Winner Takes All In The Play-Off Final! Grantham play one of the biggest games in their history on Saturday in the play-off final, where they could clinch promotion to the Vanarama North.

Sat 5 May
First Team Ashton United
Cup 2 – 0
Tue 1 May
First Team Warrington Town
Cup 0 – 3
Sat 28 Apr
League 1 – 2

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