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Workington
Whitby Town
N Waterston (26')
Full time
J Fairley (60'), J Mondal (79'), L Maloney (90' Pen)
Mon 1 Jan 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK Premier Division Attendance 520

Reds flounder in the Borough Park mud

Whether it’s a good or a bad run your team is on, the sequence of results will change at some point and fortunes improve or dip accordingly.

The New Year’s Day clash at a swamp-like Borough Park produced both with Workington’s long unbeaten run coming to an end whilst, concurrently, Whitby ended their winless sequence in style.

Reds went into the encounter unbeaten in seventeen, Town hadn’t won in sixteen.

A home banker? Sadly not.

Although ahead and in control by half time, Reds had their noses rubbed in the mud as Whitby turned the game around to emerge deserved winners.

Nathan Waterston maintained his good scoring record against Whitby to give the hosts a twenty-sixth minute lead, with Dav Symington and Anthony Wright going close to increasing the slender advantage.

But if ever a second goal was needed, this was probably the day.

Waterston’s goal, a well-taken effort, was created by Symington’s fifty-yard through pass which opened up the Town defence. He latched onto the assist and confidently converted past Ryan Whitley.

Earlier, Symington saw a free kick miss the target by inches and was then thwarted when Whitley gathered a well-struck shot. Wright, too, watched as his fierce shot was comfortably gathered by the tall Whitby stopper.

At the other end, lowly Whitby put together one notable attack but the finish didn’t match good approach work down the left.

But the visitors were soon into their stride on the restart and two former Workington players, Matty Tymon and Steven Snaith, appeared to be winning the midfield battle. The tactic of employing the pace of James Fairley and Junior Mondall was very effective and both were causing all sorts of problems to Reds’ leaden-footed defenders.

Fairley capped a fine debut with the equalising goal on the hour. He raced onto another ball over the top and, as Aaran Taylor advanced off his line, cleverly diverted it into the vacant net.

They took the lead after seventy-nine minutes with Mondal getting the better of Dan Wordsworth and Taylor. Either could have cleared the danger but didn’t enabling Mondal to score from an acute angle.

Reds huffed and puffed but there was never any hint of them preserving the unbeaten run. Indeed, it was Town who scored again via a last-minute penalty after Josh Calvert tripped Lewis Maloney who was through on goal.

Maloney converted to complete a good afternoon’s work.

Lee Andrews gave credit to Whitby and praised their second-half comeback but said it was important his team responded. “We have earned the plaudits in recent weeks but now have to bounce back from this setback,” he concluded.

Workington Taylor, Douglas, Rowntree (Joel, 75), Wordsworth, Calvert, Wright, Symington, Wilson (Earl, 82), Allison, Waterston, McLuckie. Substitutes – Fowler, Mellen, Holliday (not used).

Whitby Town Whitley, Weledji, Monkhouse, Burgess, May, Tymon (Poole, 86) Snaith, Maloney, Salkeld, Fairley, Mondal (Hume, 82). Substitutes – Fryatt, Anderson, Dixon.

Referee John Mulligan, Carlisle

Bookings: Rowntree, Calvert (Workington)

Attendance 520

Nathan Waterston

Player of the Match

Nathan Waterston

Key moments

26:00
Goal Nathan Waterston scores for Workington
60:00
Goal James Fairley scores for Whitby Town
79:00
Goal Junior Mondal scores for Whitby Town
90:00
Scored Penalty Lewis Maloney scores a penalty for Whitby Town

Highlights

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90:00 +4:00 Player of the Match
Nathan Waterston is awarded player of the match for Workington
90:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 3
Lewis Maloney scores a penalty for Whitby Town
89:00 Yellow Card
Joshua Calvert is yellow carded for Workington
86:00 Sub On
Jamie Poole is substituted on for Whitby Town
86:00 Sub Off
Matty Tymon is substituted off for Whitby Town
82:00 Sub On
James Earl is substituted on for Workington
82:00 Sub Off
Robert Wilson is substituted off for Workington
82:00 Sub On
Anthony Hume is substituted on for Whitby Town
82:00 Sub Off
Junior Mondal is substituted off for Whitby Town
79:00 Goal 1 - 2
Junior Mondal scores for Whitby Town
75:00 Sub On
Samuel Joel is substituted on for Workington
75:00 Sub Off
Gari Rowntree is substituted off for Workington
60:00 Goal 1 - 1
James Fairley scores for Whitby Town
End of period 1
41:00 Yellow Card
Gari Rowntree is yellow carded for Workington
26:00 Goal 1 - 0
Nathan Waterston scores for Workington
26:00 Assist
David Symington makes an assist for Workington
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Workington
  • Whitby Town
  • 0
  • Nathan Waterston Goal 26:00'
  • David Symington Assist 26:00'
  • Gari Rowntree Yellow Card 41:00'
  • James Fairley Goal 60:00'
  • Samuel Joel Sub On 75:00'
  • Gari Rowntree Sub Off 75:00'
  • Junior Mondal Goal 79:00'
  • James Earl Sub On 82:00'
  • Robert Wilson Sub Off 82:00'
  • Anthony Hume Sub On 82:00'
  • Junior Mondal Sub Off 82:00'
  • Jamie Poole Sub On 86:00'
  • Matty Tymon Sub Off 86:00'
  • Joshua Calvert Yellow Card 89:00'
  • Lewis Maloney Scored Penalty 90:00'

Team selection

Whitby Town
  • 1. Ryan Whitley
  • 2. Keiran Weledji
  • 3. Andy Monkhouse
  • 4. Kevin Burgess
  • 5. Andrew May
  • 6. Matty Tymon
  • 7. Steven Snaith
  • 8. Lewis Maloney
  • 9. Cameron Salkeld
  • 10. James Fairley
  • 11. Junior Mondal
  • 12. Kyle Fryatt
  • 14. Elliott Anderson
  • 15. Anthony Hume
  • 16. Jamie Poole
  • 17. Daniel Dixon

League round up

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0
0

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Hednesford Town 33 50
9. Witton Albion 32 48
10. Workington 30 46
11. Lancaster City 33 44
12. Stourbridge 30 43
13. Mickleover Sports 33 41
14. Nantwich Town 30 41

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