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N Waterston (59'), C Tinnion (51' Sent Off), P Wylie (3' OG)
Full time
D Mitchley (78')
Tue 3 Oct 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK Premier Division Attendance 341

Ten man Reds hold out for victory

Nathan Waterston made a timely and important contribution on his comeback appearance and helped Reds record a third successive win for the first time this season.

His well taken goal on the hour, a neat side foot finish at the far post via Dav Symington’s inch perfect cross, gave Reds a boost just after they had been reduced to ten men. Conor Tinnion inexplicably kicked Billy Smart and could have no argument over the third dismissal of his Workington career.

Reds immediately shuffled the pack, introduced Waterston and nipped any potential Marine comeback in the bud.

Waterston’s goal established a two goal cushion after Peter Wylie’s unfortunate own goal had given Reds a third minute advantage. That proved an unassailable lead for a Marine side that dominated for long spells yet seemed to lack the belief to go on and win it.

A Danny Mitchley goal, a well taken shot from just inside the area after good play on the right, reduced the arrears but Reds saw the game out surviving a string of corners in the process.

Mitchley, introduced to the game the same time as Waterston, had earlier forced Aaran Taylor into a routine save whose only other exertion was to deal with a first half header from Smart.

George Lomax was allowed to progress a little too easily through the inside right channel but he chipped the ball wide of the target as Taylor advanced off his line, squandering Marine’s best chance.

After being gifted that early goal, Reds seemed reluctant to cash in on their good fortune. A Sam Smith header rattled the cross bar but Dan Wordsworth had already been penalised for pushing his marker in attempting to meet Jake Simpson’s corner.

Jordan Holt saw a decent effort saved by Ben Barnes’ legs and, from the follow-up, Jack Egan missed the target.

Holt’s surging run took him deep into Marine territory early in the second half but he lifted the ball onto the Town End terraces.

Tinnion’s red card soon after changed the mindset with Reds concentrating more on protecting what they had rather adding to it. Yet they got that vital second goal just five minutes later thanks to the Symington/Waterston combination.

It was a collective effort in the second half with the ten men showing plenty of character to emerge with the points. Marine, meanwhile, continued their long winless sequence but will start collecting points once they show more ruthlessness in front of goal.

A relieved David Hewson said afterwards, “Sometimes you have to win ugly and that’s what we did tonight.”

Workington Taylor, Simpson, Smith, Wordsworth, Calvert, Earl (Wright, 46), Symington, Holt, Allison, Egan (Waterston, 54), Tinnion. Substitutes – Joel, Douglas, Mellen (not used).

Marine Barnes, Freeland, Short, Hughes, Wylie, Smart, Murray, Brewster (Mitchley, 54), Bailey, Lomax G, Edgar (Lomax C, 70). Substitutes – Strickland, Bradshaw, Mendes (not used).

Referee Stephen Dial, Gateshead

Bookings: Wordsworth, Allison (Workington)

Red card: Tinnion (Workington)

Attendance 341

David Symington

Player of the Match

David Symington

Key moments

Own Goal Peter Wylie scores an own goal
Red Card Conor Tinnion is sent off for Workington
Goal Nathan Waterston scores for Workington
Goal Daniel Mitchley scores for Marine

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90:00 Player of the Match
David Symington is awarded player of the match for Workington
83:00 Yellow Card
Scott Allison is yellow carded for Workington
78:00 Goal 2 - 1
Daniel Mitchley scores for Marine
70:00 Sub Off
James Edgar is substituted off for Marine
70:00 Sub On
Chris Lomax is substituted on for Marine
59:00 Assist
David Symington makes an assist for Workington
59:00 Goal 2 - 0
Nathan Waterston scores for Workington
54:00 Sub Off
Michael Brewster is substituted off for Marine
54:00 Sub On
Nathan Waterston is substituted on for Workington
54:00 Sub Off
Jack Egan is substituted off for Workington
54:00 Sub On
Daniel Mitchley is substituted on for Marine
51:00 Red Card 1 - 0
Conor Tinnion is sent off for Workington
46:00 Sub On
Anthony Wright is substituted on for Workington
46:00 Sub Off
James Earl is substituted off for Workington
End of period 1
42:00 Yellow Card
Daniel Wordsworth is yellow carded for Workington
3:00 Own Goal 1 - 0
Peter Wylie scores an own goal
3:00 Assist
Jake Simpson makes an assist for Workington
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Workington
  • Marine
  • 0
  • Jake Simpson Assist 3:00'
  • Peter Wylie Own Goal 3:00'
  • Daniel Wordsworth Yellow Card 42:00'
  • Anthony Wright Sub On 46:00'
  • James Earl Sub Off 46:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Red Card 51:00'
  • Nathan Waterston Sub On 54:00'
  • Jack Egan Sub Off 54:00'
  • Daniel Mitchley Sub On 54:00'
  • Michael Brewster Sub Off 54:00'
  • Nathan Waterston Goal 59:00'
  • David Symington Assist 59:00'
  • Chris Lomax Sub On 70:00'
  • James Edgar Sub Off 70:00'
  • Daniel Mitchley Goal 78:00'
  • Scott Allison Yellow Card 83:00'

Team selection

  • 1. Ben Barnes
  • 2. Adam Freeland
  • 3. James Short
  • 4. Adam Hughes
  • 5. Peter Wylie
  • 6. William Smart
  • 7. James Murray
  • 8. Michael Brewster
  • 9. Vincent Bailey
  • 10. George Lomax
  • 11. James Edgar
  • 12. Kenneth Strikland
  • 14. Chris Lomax
  • 15. Seb Bradshaw
  • 16. Daniel Mitchley
  • 17. Germano Mendes

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
8. Barwell 36 53
9. Hednesford Town 37 53
10. Workington 35 52
11. Stafford Rangers 37 49
12. Mickleover Sports 36 45
13. Lancaster City 36 45
14. Nantwich Town 35 45

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