Workington Reds see off Celtic challenge
Last updated at 12:09, Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Mark Boyd impressed with the opening goal as Workington Reds eased past Cleator Moor Celtic to win 4-1 last night.
The midfielder broke the deadlock within two minutes as Reds ran riot at Birks Road.
Trialist Phil Storey opened his account with a goal before the break while Mark Sloan and Stefan Scott made sure of the result.
Sloan has impressed manager Darren Edmondson during training and further enhanced his position within the squad with a 30-yard wonder strike just before the hour-mark.
Only Cumbrian-based players took part in Workington’s fourth friendly with Shaun Routlege starting in goal.
The last-minute match was arranged as a favour to Celtic boss Mat Henney, a former Workington midfielder.
Workington sent a strong squad with captain David Hewson, Anthony Wright and Lee Andrews all involved.
Boyd said: “We were all disappointed after losing to Queen of the South so it was nice to go out and enjoy playing football.
“Against Queens we looked down and didn’t do the things we had been practising.
“Darren told us to relax and play the game our way and we did that.
“We needed a win and we needed to score goals so it was nice to get both.
“It didn’t matter who scored, we just needed to get the ball rolling in our pre-season games.”
First published at 11:31, Tuesday, 24 July 2012
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