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Workington
Altrincham
S Allison (23', 68', 86'), C Tinnion (39' Pen), S Joel (76')
Full time
J Hulme  (65'), M Harrop (29', 42' Sent Off)
Tue 12 Sep 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK Premier Division Attendance 339

Allison hat-trick halts Alty

The highlight of many highlights in this pulsating contest was Scott Allison’s hat-trick which effectively condemned title favourites, Alty, to an empahtic defeat.

A wonder goal and two tap-ins, after 23, 68 and 85 minutes, made up Allison’s fifth hat-trick for the club, his second in the league.

But Altrincham, who played the entire second half with ten men, contributed in what was a fine advertisement for Northern Premier League football.

Max Harrop’s uncharacteristic wild challenge on Anthony Wright just before half time resulted in him being sent off. He certainly isn’t the type of player who would deliberately cause harm to an opponent but, by the same token, Wright wouldn’t try and hoodwink the referee. It was a dangerous challenge and had to be punished.

Harrop was jeered as he left the sodden pitch but, five minutes earlier, had received generous applause from the Borough Park faithful after his stunning goal had restored parity. A great first touch set him up perfectly and his left foot sent the ball crashing past Aaran Taylor and into the net.

Reds had gone in front after twenty three minutes with a wonder goal of their own. James Earl floated the ball towards the area, Sam Joel won the header and the ball fell to Allison whose left foot volley screamed past Tim Deasy into the Derwent End goal.

Then came the incident which tarnished a thrilling first half but, thankfully, both sides quickly got on with the job in hand afterwards.

By half time, Reds were back in front and the shock was the goal came via the penalty spot. Josh Calvert appeared to be held down in the area by a purple-shirted defender and the man-in-charge, much to Workington’s dread, pointed to the spot. Conor Tinnion was the latest appointed to the job nobody wants but placed the ball to Deasy’s left to restore the one goal advantage.

The Robins, with nothing to lose, came out with a purpose after the interval and deserved their second equaliser after sixty five minutes. A poor defensive header fell kindly for Jordan Hulme and, the man who scored the winner for Salford in the play-off final last year, rounded Taylor to make it 2-2.

Thankfully, Altrincham wilted soon after getting back on terms and, for the first time, Reds made the one man advantage count.

They took the lead for a third time just three minutes after Hulme’s well taken goal. Tinnion cleverly scooped the ball over the visitors back line and Allison’s first touch took the ball past the stranded Deasy and into the vacant net.

Sam Joel hasn’t had the best of starts to the season but looked more relaxed on this occasion and fully deserved his goal after seventy five minutes. A wonderful flowing move involving David Symington, Allison and Joel culminated in the latter making it 4-2 with his first of the campaign.

A neat one-two between Allison and Joel resulted in Reds being awarded a second spot-kick after Ben Harrison tripped the Barrow blond. Tinnion stepped up once more, chose to go the same way but Deasy guessed right and blocked the ball. He couldn’t hold onto the ball and the alert Allison gleefully slammed the rebound home to complete his threesome.

For the first time in weeks, David Hewson had a smile on his face at the post match inquest.

“I am delighted for the dressing room, the boys certainly deserved that and from first whistle to last we were magnificent. Altrincham are a great footballing side and the way they play gave us the license to do the same,” he beamed.

With the game played in torrential rain throughout, both teams deserve credit for their efforts in testing conditions, as does Jeff Curwen for preparing and repairing a surface fit for purpose.

Workington Taylor, Simpson, Symington, Wordsworth, Calvert, Wright, Earl, Holt (Smith, 57), Allison, Joel, Tinnion. Substitutes – Ryan, Douglas, Mellen, Fowler (not used).

Altrincham Deasy, Bembo-Leta, Densmore (Short, 55), Hannigan, Harrison, Moult, Johnston, Sheridan, Hulme, Hancock (Peers, 75), Harrop. Substitutes – Jones, Poole, Thompson (not used).

Referee Shane Sugden, Bishop Auckland

Bookings: Earl, Wordsworth (Workington), Densmore, Hulme (Altrincham)

Red card: Harrop (Altrincham)

Attendance 339

Key moments

23:00
Goal Scott Allison scores for Workington
29:00
Goal Max Harrop scores for Altrincham
39:00
Scored Penalty Conor Tinnion scores a penalty for Workington
42:00
Red Card Max Harrop is sent off for Altrincham
65:00
Goal Jordan Hulme scores for Altrincham
68:00
Goal Scott Allison scores for Workington
76:00
Goal Samuel Joel scores for Workington
85:02
Goal Scott Allison scores for Workington

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Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Scott Allison is awarded player of the match for Workington
85:02 Goal 5 - 2
Scott Allison scores for Workington
85:00 Missed Penalty
Conor Tinnion misses a penalty for Workington
81:00 Yellow Card
Daniel Wordsworth is yellow carded for Workington
76:00 Goal 4 - 2
Samuel Joel scores for Workington
76:00 Assist
James Earl makes an assist for Workington
75:00 Sub On
Tom Peers is substituted on for Altrincham
75:00 Sub Off
Josh Hancock is substituted off for Altrincham
68:00 Goal 3 - 2
Scott Allison scores for Workington
65:00 Goal 2 - 2
Jordan Hulme scores for Altrincham
65:00 Assist
Josh Hancock makes an assist for Altrincham
57:00 Sub On
Sam Smith is substituted on for Workington
57:00 Sub Off
Jordan Holt is substituted off for Workington
55:00 Sub On
Lewis Short is substituted on for Altrincham
55:00 Sub Off
Shaun Densmore is substituted off for Altrincham
End of period 1
42:00 Red Card 2 - 1
Max Harrop is sent off for Altrincham
39:00 Scored Penalty 2 - 1
Conor Tinnion scores a penalty for Workington
38:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Hulme is yellow carded for Altrincham
36:00 Yellow Card
Shaun Densmore is yellow carded for Altrincham
32:00 Yellow Card
James Earl is yellow carded for Workington
29:00 Goal 1 - 1
Max Harrop scores for Altrincham
23:00 Goal 1 - 0
Scott Allison scores for Workington
23:00 Assist
Samuel Joel makes an assist for Workington
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Workington
  • Altrincham
  • 0
  • Scott Allison Goal 23:00'
  • Samuel Joel Assist 23:00'
  • Max Harrop Goal 29:00'
  • James Earl Yellow Card 32:00'
  • Shaun Densmore Yellow Card 36:00'
  • Jordan Hulme Yellow Card 38:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Scored Penalty 39:00'
  • Max Harrop Red Card 42:00'
  • Lewis Short Sub On 55:00'
  • Shaun Densmore Sub Off 55:00'
  • Sam Smith Sub On 57:00'
  • Jordan Holt Sub Off 57:00'
  • Jordan Hulme Goal 65:00'
  • Josh Hancock Assist 65:00'
  • Scott Allison Goal 68:00'
  • Tom Peers Sub On 75:00'
  • Josh Hancock Sub Off 75:00'
  • Samuel Joel Goal 76:00'
  • James Earl Assist 76:00'
  • Daniel Wordsworth Yellow Card 81:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Missed Penalty 85:00'
  • Scott Allison Goal 85:02'
  • Scott Allison Player of the Match 90:00'

Team selection

Taylor, Aaran Taylor, Aaran
Simpson, Jake Simpson, Jake
Wordsworth, Daniel Wordsworth, Daniel
Joel, Samuel Joel, Samuel
Calvert, Joshua Calvert, Joshua
Symington, David Symington, David
Holt, Jordan Holt, Jordan
Earl, James Earl, James
Tinnion, Conor Tinnion, Conor
Wright, Anthony Wright, Anthony
Allison, Scott Allison, Scott
Altrincham
  • 1. Tim Deasy
  • 2. Joel Bembo-Leta
  • 3. Shaun Densmore
  • 4. Tom Hannigan
  • 5. Ben Harrison
  • 6. Jake Moult
  • 7. John Johnston
  • 8. Sam Sheridan
  • 9. Jordan Hulme
  • 10. Josh Hancock
  • 11. Max Harrop
  • 12. James Jones
  • 14. Lewis Short
  • 15. Tom Peers
  • 16. James Poole
  • 20. Anthony Thompson

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# Team Pl Pts
16. Hednesford Town 12 14
17. Nantwich Town 11 13
18. Workington 12 13
19. Marine 12 12
20. Sutton Coldfield Town 12 12
21. Stafford Rangers 10 11
22. Rushall Olympic 10 10

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