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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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Workington Reds crash to 2-0 loss in awful Cumbrian conditions

Workington Reds crashed to a first defeat in five matches as they lost 2-0 to Gainsborough Trinity.

In appalling conditions, with a swirling wind and a boggy pitch, Darren Edmondson’s men were punished by two well-taken strikes either side of half time.

Ryan Kendall opened the scoring on 33 minutes after a strong run down the left flank and cross by Jamie Yates.

Shane Clarke doubled the visitor’s advantage two minutes after the restart when he was given time in the box to drill past Aaran Taylor.

Workington, who lost Stuart Green to a concussion, had chances through Jonny Wright, Anthony Wright and Dan Wordsworth, but they failed to hit the back of the net.

Reds drop a place to 16th in the Blue Square Bet North after Solihull’s 1-1 draw with bottom side Eastwood.

Workington’s eight point lead above the relegation zone remains in tact after Vauxhall lost 4-0 at home to Boston.

Elsewhere, Blyth Spartans drew 1-1 with Stalybridge Celtic and Nuneaton beat Halifax 3-1 to reduce Hyde’s lead at the top to eight points.

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