We should have been out of sight by half-time, says Workington Reds boss
Last updated at 12:33, Tuesday, 02 October 2012
Workington Reds boss Darren Edmondson hailed the spirit of his players after a 1-0 win over former Reds boss Tommy Cassidy’s Blyth Spartans, to send them into next round of the FA Cup.
Kyle May’s goal on 22 minutes secured Workington’s passage into the third round qualifier against Barwell on Saturday.
Edmondson said: “We totally dominated the game. We should have been four or five up by half time.
“In the second half we got into some great areas but the final pass let us down. The longer it went at 1-0 you could feel the fans getting nervous. Credit to Blyth. They dug in and a little bit of Cassidy’s spirit was in them. It would have been wrong if we would have gone out.”
Reds created by far the most chances but were unable to grab a second goal to finish the game off.
Blyth’s keeper Conor Grant made a number of good saves to keep his team in the game at 1-0.
The home fans had their hearts in their mouths when Blyth’s Craig Farrell had a stoppage time shot blocked superbly by David Hewson, who helped avoid a mirror image of the first game against Blyth when Tom Berj equalised in the last minute.
Edmondson said: “From the point of view of creating chances it's good but we have to get that second one.”
But he was also full of praise for his players who have now won two games in a row. He said: “The spirit is really good. We go to Barwell on Saturday full of confidence.”
First published at 11:29, Tuesday, 02 October 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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