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Hednesford Town
C Tinnion (38')
Full time
Sat 16 Sep 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK Premier Division Attendance 379

Three hard-earned points for the Reds

In many ways, this was a more satisfying victory than the five-goal romp over Altrincham as Reds recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

When things are not going your way, you have to tough it out and, with several players well below par on this occasion, that is exactly what they did.

The flair players deservedly took the plaudits in the previous match but Reds heroes in this dogged struggle were Messrs Calvert, Wordsworth and, in particular, Taylor. Skipper Aaran Taylor has been turning in top performances all season but Josh and Dan have lacked consistency so far.

But all three made invaluable contributions, especially in the second half when the Pitmen dominated for a while.

Not much to report on a mundane first half, other than a fine Anthony Wright shot and the match-winning goal from Conor Tinnion.

Wright’s shot was comfortably dealt with by James Wren but the ‘keeper was helpless when Tinnion struck in the thirty-eighth minute. It was a fine goal and not in keeping with the general standard of play overall.

James Earl sprayed a measured diagonal ball out to Dav Symington on the left and, after his customary shuffle of ball and feet, he crossed into the area. Town couldn’t clear the danger and the ball found Tinnion who promptly volleyed past Wren with that trusted left foot.

Hednesford hadn’t looked like scoring in the first half with Tom Thorley’s wayward shot one of few chances created.

But they had to show a more adventurous approach after going behind, and they certainly did that after the break. Indeed, they probably left the ground wondering why they were heading home with nothing to show for a spirited second-half performance.

In one sixty seconds spell, James Lawrie had a shot saved by Taylor at the expense of a corner, another goal-bound attempt blocked by Wordsworth with Checkaine Steele’s header cleared off the line in between.

When two Reds defenders went for the same ball and only succeeded in getting in other’s way, Taylor came to the rescue thwarting Lawrie once more.

But Taylor’s best stop was towards the end of the much improved second half when he advanced quickly off his line to deny Danny Glover.
Reds had carved out some decent chances of their own with Jordan Holt going close to grabbing his first senior goal, Town defender Ben Bailey deflecting the ball onto his own crossbar via Sam Smith’s cross, Sam Joel missing the target after being put in the clear by Jack Ryan and Calvert heading over the bar from close range.

Scott Allison, a hat-trick hero last time out, covered much ground without getting a sniff of goal yet two magnificent covering tackles in his own area helped preserve the clean sheet in the later stages of the game.

Three hard-earned points, much to the delight of management and supporters alike.

Workington Taylor, Simpson (Smith, 69), Symington, Wordsworth, Calvert, Wright, Earl, Holt (Ryan, 71), Allison, Joel, Tinnion. Substitutes – Douglas, Rowntree, Mellen (not used).

Hednesford Town Wren, Plant, Melbourne, Bailey, Mutton, Fitzpatrick (Nadat, 84), Steele (Lyttle, 74), Glover, Lawrie, Levingston (Bullock, 58). Substitutes – Martin, Ballinger (not used).

Referee Graeme Hopper, Gateshead

Booking: Earl (Workington)

Attendance 379

Daniel Wordsworth

Player of the Match

Daniel Wordsworth

Key moments

Goal Conor Tinnion scores for Workington


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90:00 +4:00 Player of the Match
Daniel Wordsworth is awarded player of the match for Workington
90:00 +1:00 Yellow Card
James Earl is yellow carded for Workington
85:00 Sub On
Jordan Nadat is substituted on for Hednesford Town
85:00 Sub Off
Joe Fitzpatrick is substituted off for Hednesford Town
74:00 Sub On
Tyler Lyttle is substituted on for Hednesford Town
74:00 Sub Off
Checkaine Steele is substituted off for Hednesford Town
71:00 Sub On
Jack Ryan is substituted on for Workington
71:00 Sub Off
Jordan Holt is substituted off for Workington
69:00 Sub On
Sam Smith is substituted on for Workington
69:00 Sub Off
Jake Simpson is substituted off for Workington
59:00 Sub On
Callum Bullock is substituted on for Hednesford Town
59:00 Sub Off
Connor Levingston is substituted off for Hednesford Town
End of period 1
38:00 Goal 1 - 0
Conor Tinnion scores for Workington
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Workington
  • Hednesford Town
  • 0
  • Conor Tinnion Goal 38:00'
  • Connor Levingston Sub Off 59:00'
  • Callum Bullock Sub On 59:00'
  • Sam Smith Sub On 69:00'
  • Jake Simpson Sub Off 69:00'
  • Jack Ryan Sub On 71:00'
  • Jordan Holt Sub Off 71:00'
  • Tyler Lyttle Sub On 74:00'
  • Checkaine Steele Sub Off 74:00'
  • Jordan Nadat Sub On 85:00'
  • Joe Fitzpatrick Sub Off 85:00'
  • James Earl Yellow Card 90:00 +1:00'

Team selection

Hednesford Town
  • 1. James Wren
  • 2. Richard Plant
  • 3. Alex Melbourne
  • 4. Ben Bailey
  • 5. James Mutton
  • 6. Joe Fitzpatrick
  • 7. Checkaine Steele
  • 8. Tom Thorley
  • 9. Dany Glover
  • 10. James Lawrie
  • 11. Connor Levingston
  • 12. Tyler Lyttle
  • 14. Jordan Nadat
  • 15. Matt Martin
  • 16. Joe Ballinger
  • 17. Callum Bullock

League round up

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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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