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Halesowen Town
Workington
D Udoh (5')
Full time
S Allison (31'), J Egan (39', 48'), D Symington (52'), J Holt (90')
Sat 30 Sep 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK Premier Division Attendance 259

Egan and Holt open their senior goals account

It’s not often Reds put struggling sides to the sword but they did on this occasion as they completed a league double over the division’s bottom club.

Yet there wasn’t any indication of what was to follow after a sloppy opening twenty minutes saw the west Cumbrians a goal down and considerably out of sorts.

Daniel Udoh’s superb shot on the turn in the fifth minute caught Reds unawares and it took a while for them to recover. And as they struggled to get a foothold, John McAtee came close to doubling the early advantage.

His first attempt was punched clear by Aaran Taylor who then produced a diving save after the player, on loan from Shrewsbury Town, dispossessed James Earl to create his own opportunity.

Gradually, though, Reds began to assert some authority on proceedings and if Halesowen’s goal was spectacular the Workington equaliser was pure football. Involving the midfield trio of Earl, Jordan Holt and Conor Tinnion, it culminated in the latter’s precise through ball finding top scorer Scott Allison who netted the thirty-fifth minute equaliser with aplomb.

Three minutes later, Reds were in front and from thereon it was a straightforward path to victory.

They were helped on their way by some calamitous defending by a home side low on confidence. Jack Kelly’s wayward header set-up an opening for Jack Egan who gleefully headed home his first senior goal – not from close range as you might think but from the edge of the area, the ball entering the net via an upright.

Any hopes of a Yeltz recovery were extinguished within three minutes of the restart, with Egan scoring again. Tinnion’s miscued shot had skidded across the face of the goal but the alert Egan slid in at the far post to deflect the ball into the roof of the net.

It got even better for Workington who scored a stunning fourth goal after fifty minutes, putting the game beyond the shell-shocked hosts. The impressive Holt, enjoying his best ninety minutes in Workington colours, fed the ball wide to Allison on the flank. He jinked inside and crossed towards the near post area where David Symington made the sweetest of connections to thunder a superb half volley past Daniel Platt.

Halesowen were down and out but they got off the canvas to try and make it a respectable defeat. Taylor denied them with a handful of fine saves and Jake Simpson headed one goal-bound effort clear and blocked another shot on its way into the net.

But Reds had the final say and a curling Tinnion effort from distance hit the post and rebounded into play before they concluded the scoring with another good goal, seconds before the end.

Earl’s outrageous assist, a clever chip over Town’s static defence, sent Holt in the clear and it was fitting that he wrapped up a good afternoon’s work with an accomplished finish – his first goal in senior football, too, and one his Uncle Grant would have been proud of!

David Hewson praised his troops after a ‘sloppy start’ saying, “There were good performances all over the pitch and their attitude, desire and work-rate was first class.”

Halesowen Town Platt, Thomas, Kelly, Finny, Smith, Morrison, Shearer (Spray, 71), Bragoli, Udoh (Diop, 79), McAtee, Chilton (Agbor, 46). Substitutes – Charlton, Woodhouse (not used).

Workington Taylor, Simpson, Smith, Wordsworth, Calvert (Rowntree, 72), Earl, Symington (Mellen, 81), Holt, Allison, Egan (Joel, 79), Tinnion. Substitutes – Waterston, Douglas (not used).

Referee Greg Rollason, Wolverhampton

Bookings: Thomas, Bragoli, Agbor (Halesowen Town), Calvert (Workington)

Attendance 259

Key moments

5:00
Goal Daniel Udoh scores for Halesowen Town
31:00
Goal Scott Allison scores for Workington
39:00
Goal Jack Egan scores for Workington
48:00
Goal Jack Egan scores for Workington
52:00
Goal David Symington scores for Workington
90:00
Goal Jordan Holt scores for Workington

Highlights

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90:00 +4:00 Player of the Match
Jordan Holt is awarded player of the match for Workington
90:00 Goal 1 - 5
Jordan Holt scores for Workington
90:00 Assist
James Earl makes an assist for Workington
86:00 Yellow Card
Daniel Bragoli is yellow carded for Halesowen Town
81:00 Sub On
Jamie Mellen is substituted on for Workington
81:00 Sub Off
David Symington is substituted off for Workington
79:00 Sub Off
Daniel Udoh is substituted off for Halesowen Town
79:00 Sub On
Serigne Diop is substituted on for Halesowen Town
79:00 Sub Off
Jack Egan is substituted off for Workington
79:00 Sub On
Samuel Joel is substituted on for Workington
72:00 Sub Off
Joshua Calvert is substituted off for Workington
72:00 Sub On
Gari Rowntree is substituted on for Workington
71:00 Sub On
James Spray is substituted on for Halesowen Town
71:00 Sub Off
Luke Shearer is substituted off for Halesowen Town
67:00 Yellow Card
Kalern Thomas is yellow carded for Halesowen Town
58:00 Yellow Card
Joshua Calvert is yellow carded for Workington
58:00 Yellow Card
Roland Agbor is yellow carded for Halesowen Town
52:00 Assist
Scott Allison makes an assist for Workington
52:00 Goal 1 - 4
David Symington scores for Workington
48:00 Assist
Conor Tinnion makes an assist for Workington
48:00 Goal 1 - 3
Jack Egan scores for Workington
46:00 Sub On
Roland Agbor is substituted on for Halesowen Town
46:00 Sub Off
Lee Chilton is substituted off for Halesowen Town
End of period 1
39:00 Goal 1 - 2
Jack Egan scores for Workington
31:00 Goal 1 - 1
Scott Allison scores for Workington
31:00 Assist
Conor Tinnion makes an assist for Workington
5:00 Goal 1 - 0
Daniel Udoh scores for Halesowen Town
5:00 Assist
Kalern Thomas makes an assist for Halesowen Town
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Halesowen Town
  • Workington
  • 0
  • Daniel Udoh Goal 5:00'
  • Kalern Thomas Assist 5:00'
  • Scott Allison Goal 31:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Assist 31:00'
  • Jack Egan Goal 39:00'
  • Lee Chilton Sub Off 46:00'
  • Roland Agbor Sub On 46:00'
  • Jack Egan Goal 48:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Assist 48:00'
  • David Symington Goal 52:00'
  • Scott Allison Assist 52:00'
  • Roland Agbor Yellow Card 58:00'
  • Joshua Calvert Yellow Card 58:00'
  • Kalern Thomas Yellow Card 67:00'
  • Luke Shearer Sub Off 71:00'
  • James Spray Sub On 71:00'
  • Gari Rowntree Sub On 72:00'
  • Joshua Calvert Sub Off 72:00'
  • Daniel Udoh Sub Off 79:00'
  • Serigne Diop Sub On 79:00'
  • Samuel Joel Sub On 79:00'
  • Jack Egan Sub Off 79:00'
  • David Symington Sub Off 81:00'
  • Jamie Mellen Sub On 81:00'
  • Daniel Bragoli Yellow Card 86:00'
  • James Earl Assist 90:00'
  • Jordan Holt Goal 90:00'
  • Jordan Holt Player of the Match 90:00 +4:00'

Team selection

Taylor, Aaran Taylor, Aaran
Simpson, Jake Simpson, Jake
Wordsworth, Daniel Wordsworth, Daniel
Tinnion, Conor Tinnion, Conor
Calvert, Joshua Calvert, Joshua
Smith, Sam Smith, Sam
Symington, David Symington, David
Holt, Jordan Holt, Jordan
Allison, Scott Allison, Scott
Egan, Jack Egan, Jack
Earl, James Earl, James
Halesowen Town
  • 1. Daniel Platt
  • 2. Kalern Thomas
  • 3. Jack Kelly
  • 4. Oliver Finny
  • 5. Dominic Smith
  • 6. Kyle Morrison
  • 7. Luke Shearer
  • 8. Daniel Bragoli
  • 9. Daniel Udoh
  • 10. John McAtee
  • 11. Lee Chilton
  • 12. James Spray
  • 14. Asa Charlton
  • 15. Roland Agbor
  • 16. Alexander Woodhousr
  • 17. Serigne Diop

League round up

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Warrington Town
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2
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0
0
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# Team Pl Pts
1. Altrincham 17 34
2. Shaw Lane 16 34
3. Warrington Town 17 34
4. Farsley Celtic 17 30
5. Grantham Town 18 29
6. Workington 19 29
7. Stourbridge 15 27

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