First Team - Match centre

Whitehaven AFC
Workington AFC
C Moore (12'), A Tubman (14')
Full time
S Joel (10'), S Allison (18', 40'), J Ryan (50', 70', 83', 86'), J Mellen (80'), N Waterston (88'), A Wright (90' Pen)
Wed 5 Jul 19:30 - Friendly

Barrow Boys' Bonanza

It was a good night for Reds’ Barrow contingent with the four south-of-the-county based players getting their names on the score sheet in this opening pre-season leg-stretcher.

Jack Ryan led the way with a personal tally of four whilst Sam Joel, Nathan Waterston and debutant, Jamie Mellen, helped put Whitehaven to the sword.


Scott Allison, scoring in this fixture for the fourth year in a row, managed two with Anthony Wright concluding matters with a last minute penalty.


But Reds weren’t the only winners, with the local polio charity benefitting by almost £400 as this traditional curtain raiser was played in memory of Shaun Hocking, a stalwart of both clubs in bygone years.

Joel started the goal spree in the tenth minute with a fine left-footed cross shot finding a way into Stuart Petitt’s net.

Within two minutes, though, Whitehaven were level with a fine goal of their own. Reds failed to defend a cross from the right and Chris Moore’s finish flashed in at Aaran Taylor’s near post.

It got better for Craig Lewis’ side who took a fourteenth minute lead when defender Adam Tubman ventured forward to finish from close range.

Allison, the top scorer in this fixture, restored parity after eighteen eventful minutes clipping the ball over the advancing Petitt for another well taken goal. And it was Allison, again, who gave Reds a narrow advantage five minutes before the break when he latched onto Conor Tinnion’s perfectly weighted pass before confidently scoring his second.

Rob Wilson and home player, Tom Pavell, both saw efforts rebound of the woodwork as the shirt-sleeved crowd enjoyed the end-to-end entertainment.

Reds had the luxury of fielding a completely different XI for the second half and it was this strength in depth which changed an even, competitive game into a one-sided stroll.

The fourth goal, five minutes after the restart, effectively distinguished any thoughts of a comeback from the hosts with luck favouring Reds on this occasion. Anthony Wright had met Dav Symington’s cross from the right but his shot was clearly going wide until Ryan reacted quickly to deflect the ball into the net.

Ryan certainly had more to do for a superb second which extended the lead to 5-2 in the seventieth minute. He cleverly plucked the ball out of the air, advanced on goal and finished with aplomb.

Josh Calvert and Nathan Waterston both squandered a couple of chances each and Cameron Carter then saw another effort rebound off the goal frame.

Whitehaven, who hardly tested Tom Fowler in the second half, were brushed aside in the final ten minutes with Reds adding five further goals.

Jamie Mellen capped a lively debut by heading home a Symington corner at the near post and then Ryan completed a fine hat-trick with a sublime chip after being released by Waterston’s pass.

Ryan side-footed home his fourth, via another Symington corner, making it 8-2 with four minutes remaining.

Waterston made it nine when he accepted a gift to bag the goal he deserved and there was just time for Reds to reach double figures with a last minute penalty. Wright’s progress into Haven territory was unfairly checked and he took the subsequent spot-kick himself to make it ten, seconds before the final whistle.

A good work-out for both squads, despite the gulf in ability.

Whitehaven Petitt, Pears, McNally, Holliday M, Tidy, Tubman, Dryden, McGuire, Holliday K, Moore, Pavell. Substitutes – Straughton, Byers, Sloan, McClure, Rutherford, Docherty, Robinson.

Workington Taylor (Fowler), Simpson (Douglas), Cham (Symington), Henderson (Calvert), Wordsworth (Smith), Earl (Carter), Jolly (Johnson), Wilson (Wright), Joel (Ryan), Allison (Waterston), Tinnion (Mellen).

Referee Adam Pattison, Workington

Attendance 102

Key moments

10:00
Goal Samuel Joel scores for Workington AFC
12:00
Goal Chris Moore scores for Whitehaven AFC
14:00
Goal Adam Tubman scores for Whitehaven AFC
18:00
Goal Scott Allison scores for Workington AFC
40:00
Goal Scott Allison scores for Workington AFC
50:00
Goal Jack Ryan scores for Workington AFC
70:00
Goal Jack Ryan scores for Workington AFC
80:00
Goal Jamie Mellen scores for Workington AFC
83:00
Goal Jack Ryan scores for Workington AFC
86:00
Goal Jack Ryan scores for Workington AFC
88:00
Goal Nathan Waterston scores for Workington AFC
90:00
Scored Penalty Anthony Wright scores a penalty for Workington AFC

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Jamie Mellen is awarded player of the match for Workington AFC
90:00 Scored Penalty 2 - 10
Anthony Wright scores a penalty for Workington AFC
88:00 Goal 2 - 9
Nathan Waterston scores for Workington AFC
86:00 Goal 2 - 8
Jack Ryan scores for Workington AFC
86:00 Assist
David Symington makes an assist for Workington AFC
83:00 Goal 2 - 7
Jack Ryan scores for Workington AFC
80:00 Goal 2 - 6
Jamie Mellen scores for Workington AFC
80:00 Assist
David Symington makes an assist for Workington AFC
70:00 Goal 2 - 5
Jack Ryan scores for Workington AFC
50:00 Goal 2 - 4
Jack Ryan scores for Workington AFC
50:00 Assist
Anthony Wright makes an assist for Workington AFC
46:00 Sub On
Thomas Fowler is substituted on for Workington AFC
46:00 Sub Off
Aaran Taylor is substituted off for Workington AFC
End of period 1
40:00 Goal 2 - 3
Scott Allison scores for Workington AFC
40:00 Assist
Conor Tinnion makes an assist for Workington AFC
35:00 Sub Off
Lamin Cham is substituted off for Workington AFC
35:00 Sub On
David Symington is substituted on for Workington AFC
18:00 Goal 2 - 2
Scott Allison scores for Workington AFC
14:00 Goal 2 - 1
Adam Tubman scores for Whitehaven AFC
12:00 Goal 1 - 1
Chris Moore scores for Whitehaven AFC
10:00 Goal 0 - 1
Samuel Joel scores for Workington AFC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Whitehaven AFC
  • Workington AFC
  • 0
  • Samuel Joel Goal 10:00'
  • Chris Moore Goal 12:00'
  • Adam Tubman Goal 14:00'
  • Scott Allison Goal 18:00'
  • Lamin Cham Sub Off 35:00'
  • David Symington Sub On 35:00'
  • Scott Allison Goal 40:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Assist 40:00'
  • Aaran Taylor Sub Off 46:00'
  • Thomas Fowler Sub On 46:00'
  • Jack Ryan Goal 50:00'
  • Anthony Wright Assist 50:00'
  • Jack Ryan Goal 70:00'
  • Jamie Mellen Goal 80:00'
  • David Symington Assist 80:00'
  • Jack Ryan Goal 83:00'
  • Jack Ryan Goal 86:00'
  • David Symington Assist 86:00'
  • Nathan Waterston Goal 88:00'
  • Anthony Wright Scored Penalty 90:00'
  • Jamie Mellen Player of the Match 90:00'

Team selection

Taylor, Aaran Taylor, Aaran
Simpson, Jake Simpson, Jake
Cham, Lamin Cham, Lamin
Wilson, Robert Wilson, Robert
Henderson, Callum Henderson, Callum
Wordsworth, Daniel Wordsworth, Daniel
Jolly, Lewis Jolly, Lewis
Earl, James Earl, James
Allison, Scott Allison, Scott
Joel, Samuel Joel, Samuel
Tinnion, Conor Tinnion, Conor
Workington AFC
Whitehaven AFC
  • 1. Stuart Petitt
  • 2. Pears
  • 3. Paul McNally
  • 4. M Holliday
  • 5. Tidy
  • 6. Adam Tubman
  • 7. Dryden
  • 8. McGuirey
  • 9. K Holliday
  • 10. Chris Moore
  • 11. Pavelle
  • 12. Straughton
  • 13.

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