Quakers go through in Cup

By Ray Simpson

Quakers go through in Cup

First home win of the season

Thanks to our matchball sponsor C Smith Roofing and Building


Darlington 3 Workington 1

Goal: Platt 13 mins, 1-0, Rigg 23 mins 1-1, Lees 72 mins, 2-1, Hazel 90+1 3-1


Quakers won their first home game of the season thanks to two second half goals.

In an all action fast tempo performance, Quakers produced some good football, and thoroughly deserved to go through to Monday's draw.

Tom Platt put them in the lead, but Workington levelled before half time.

However, Toby Lees put Quakers back into the lead, then Jacob Hazel grabbed his first of the season in stoppage time.

Quakers won the first corner of the game in the third minute. The ball came out to Kaine Felix, who hit a right foot shot that was blocked by Workington keeper Jim Atkinson

Quakers won another corner on 8 minutes, but this time it was cleared.

Workington won a free kick 40 yards out following a foul by Windass, but the ball was hoisted too far into the area and went out for a goal kick.

Quakers took the lead on 13 minutes. Jordan Windass found space on the right to put in a low cross that was cleared as far as Tom Platt, who took a touch and hit a low right foot shot into the bottom left hand corner for his first goal for the club.

Windass then played another good ball into the box for Felix to run on to, and his shot from an acute angle was held by Atkinson.

Windass popped up again on the right on 21 minutes, and whipped in a cross that a defender almost sliced into his own net.

But Workington hit back on 23 minutes, when a neat move through the middle found Steven Rigg running clear, and he rounded Tommy Taylor and neatly slotted the ball in.

Both sides then forced corners, before Workington created another opening for Rigg, but Jassem Sukar just got the ball away.

Quakers nearly regained the lead on 35 minutes. Salkeld crossed well to the far post, where Nelson controlled the ball and had a shot cleared off the line, and then his follow uo was blocked by Atkinson.

When a left wing cross from Sukar was headed out, the ball came to Platt again on the edge of the box, but he dragged his effort wide.

Half time 1-1

Nelson had the ball in the net at the start of the second half, but it was ruled out for a foul in the build up.

Quakers had a great chance on 53 minutes when Cameron Salkeld found space on the left and crossed into the middle where Felix, charging in, couldn’t quite keep his header down, and the ball went just over the top.

But the visitors nearly snatched the lead on the hour when a mistake let Niall Brookwell through, and his effort was blocked at the far post.

Quakers forced a couple of corners, but nothing really came of them.

Jacob Hazel was introduced as a sub on 62 minutes, and almost broke the through when his left foot volley from a Platt header was well saved by Atkinson.

The keeper then pulled off an excellent save two minutes later when Platt let fly from 30 yards out, and he pushed the ball away from the top corner.

Lawlor then had a header blocked from the right wing corner, but then Quakers broke through from the opposite side, when Hatfield’s corner was nodded back at the far post for Lees to head home his second goal of the season.

Lees nearly got another, but his header from Hatfield’s corner went just over the bar.

Sub Mitch Curry forced Atkinson into a finger tip save from his right foot curler, then Curry then broke into the box on the left, but his pull back was too far ahead of Hazel.

Felix then turned quickly in the box and fired across goal, but Curry couldn’t quite get on the end of it.

It was all over though in stoppage time, when a long free kick by Taylor was picked up by Curry in the Workington area, and he laid the ball off for Hazel to turn home his first goal of the season.



Team: Taylor, Windass (sub Hedley 65), Lawlor, Lees, Sukar, Moke, Platt, Hatfield, Felix, Nelson (sub Hazel 62), Salkeld (sub Curry 67)

Subs; Liddle Mustoe, Griffiths, Harker

Bookings: Windass, Sukar, Moke, Platt, Felix


Thanks to our matchball sponsor C Smith Roofing and Building


Workington: Atkinson, Wallbank, Bell, Wordsworth, Smith, Casson, Symington, Brookwell, Rigg, Allison, Tinnion

Subs; L Moore, Hubbold, Leslie, McCaragher, K Moore, Roxburgh, Tait