WORKINGTON 2 STOUR­BRIDGE 1

The Non-League Football Paper - - EVO-STIK NPL PREMIER - By John Walsh

WORKINGTON main­tained their un­beaten run with a dra­matic win­ner in the fifth minute of time added on.

Workington were forced to dig deep to claim all three points against de­ter­mined and dif­fi­cult op­po­si­tion who re­fused to lie down and be beaten for a long pe­riod.

The ten men of Stour­bridge thought they had sal­vaged a point with an 86thminute equaliser by Luke Shearer.

But late in added time Phil McLuckie was on hand to steer the ball home after keeper Matthew Gould had not been able to hold on to a shot from Matty Dou­glas.

Workington had taken the lead in the 40th minute of an even first half when Sam Joel forced home a vi­cious low cross from Dave Syming­ton.

It ws no more than they de­served at this stage of the game after a bright and event­ful open­ing to pro­ceed­ings in the game.

With skip­per Gari Rown­tree urg­ing his side on with an in­spired show down the left, Workington had the bet­ter of the sec­ond half. Gould did well to save from Scott Al­li­son.

But then Shearer, who had skied Stour­bridge’s best two chances over the bar, fin­ished off a fine move down the right-hand side.

He thought it was enough for a point and a draw against a tough Workington team.

But the vis­i­tors’ joy was short lived when Workington snatched their late win­ner and they have now lost only once in the last 17 games much to the vis­i­tors’ frus­tra­tions.

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