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Sunday, 26 October 2014

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Workington Reds' poor home form continues with Oxford loss

Workington Reds’ dismal home form continued with a 2-1 defeat to Oxford City.

 Jonny Wright’s late goal gave the Borough Park team hope heading into the final seven minutes, but they couldn’t find an equaliser.

Gareth Arnison had two chances in injury time, but poor control and a weak finish kept the visitors in front.

Workington went behind on 28 minutes when David Hewson inadvertently deflected Mark Bell’s limp shot into his own net.

The captain was closing down Bell’s 25-yard strike, but only managed to wrong foot goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell.

It was a scrappy affair, with neither side able to asset a claim for all three points.

But those points were secured seven minutes after the restart when Ashan Holgate fired past Mitchell.

The striker latched on to a long ball, and despite pressure from Kyle May, managed to find a gap at the near post.

Morecambe loanee Joe McGee was Reds’ best player, and caused problems for the Oxford defence with his jinking runs down the flanks.

Reds: Mitchell, Andrews (Owusu Andrews 67), Rowntree, May, Wordsworth, Hewson (Boyd 70), McLuckie, Greenhalgh (Manship 74), J Wright, Arnison, McGee.

Subs: A Wright, Smith

Attendance: 312

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