LEADERS MUST WORK IT BACK
WORKINGTON 2 RUSHALL OLYMP 0
RUSHALL Olympic lost the league leadership with a disappointing performance.
They were out-played for long periods by Workington.
Workington dominated the first half and could have been more than two goals clear.
They had a great chance in the second minute but Jack Ryan couldn’t beat keeper Jose Veiga from ten yards.
Veiga then made an excellent save to deny Rob Wilson.
The breakthrough came with two goals in as many minutes, scored by Workington’s best two players.
Veteran defender Kyle May went forward to reach a freekick from Conor Tinnion and head down into the net.
Then on 37 minutes they doubled the lead. James Earl drove into the area and a low cross was flicked on by Nathan Waterstone to Tinnion who picked his spot.
Rushall had never looked dangerous and relied heavily on some superb defensive work by Sam Whittall.
They looked livelier on the restart but were hit by a red card on 53 minutes.
Midfielder Lee Smith was sent off.
They rarely threatened after that although Jazz Luckie had an opportunity from the edge of the area.