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Written by John Walsh   
Sunday, 13 December 2020

copeland council.pngWorkington’s 2-1 win over Penrith in Saturday lunch-time’s friendly at Borough Park turned-out to be a bit special for Reds skipper Conor Tinnion.

It was the captain’s 300th game for the Reds and to mark the occasion manager Danny Grainger and former boss Dave Hewson presented him with a rather special shirt emblazoned with Tinnion 300 on the back.

The game itself served its purpose for both sides – a much-needed run-out to keep fitness levels ticking over.

Workington dominated possession from the start but only managed a goal in each half, both scored by Reuben Jerome. The Yorkshire-based striker was anxious to make-up for being late for the FA Trophy tie at Nantwich on Tuesday, when he only played in the second-half.

His opening goal came after only eight minutes when a shot from Brad Carroll deflected off a Penrith defender and Jerome finished from six yards.

Jerome’s second on 63 minutes was cool and classy as he was put through and cleverly beat the advancing keeper Luke Miller.

Tinnion played for the second-half when there was a liberal use of substitutes by both sides. Getting the last 20 minutes was Robbie Hebson, making a welcome return from a lengthy injury lay-off. He had crashed into a hoarding post in the FA Cup-tie at Knaresborough in September.reuben second.png

Penrith reduced the arrears on 74 minutes when Jim Atkinson, officially a sweeper keeper but more in attacking mid-fielder mode, was caught well out of goal and Max Brown profited.

Atkinson was replaced for the final quarter of an hour by Mikey Watson, returning from a finger injury and he had a couple of saves to make before the final whistle.

A Tuesday night friendly has not materialised and attention now switches to Saturday. Both Reds and Brighouse would like to play the League game in the fixture list but that is not likely to be sanctioned until after Wednesday’s latest Government tier assessments.

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