WORKINGTON 2 STOURBRIDGE 1
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.