Workington Athletic v Cleator Moor Celtic reserves

7pm  23 May 2018

Cumberland County League, Premier Division
Workington Athletic 1 Cleator Moor Celtic reserves 3 (att 40)

Cleator Moor's second team went into this, their final fixture, bottom but one in the table and knowing that nothing short of a win would remove the threat of relegation from the Cumberland League's top division.

Given the circumstances they could have hoped for a better a fixture than a visit to champions Workington Athletic, but the home side had nothing to play for and it showed in a flat first half. The sole highlight was Cleator Moor's opener, which had a suspicion of offside about it.

They doubled their lead early in the second half, but Workington Athletic upped their game and pulled a goal back. The home side pushed hard for an equaliser, but a mixture of resolute defending and luck preserved Cleator Moor's advantage.

The visitors were finally able to breathe more easily when in stoppage time they hit on the break for a decisive 3-1 lead.

Workington Athletic are based on a new 3G pitch at Lakes College, just outside Workington in Lillyhall. The ground has a barriered area for spectators running the length of one side of the pitch, but it's set quite a way back from the pitch so the action feels a little distant.

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