Workington Reds have moved into the next round of the FA Trophy after putting five goals past Newcastle Town without reply at Borough Park.

After a 2-2 draw at the weekend, the two sides were back doing battle again tonight but it was Reds who looked the more convincing and picked up goals for all their frontmen in a great confidence boost.

They were firmly in the driving seat by half time, taking in a three goal lead at the break and they built on that in the latter stages, with the visitors missing a penalty in the dying minutes to ensure a clean sheet.

In the opening minutes Workington were passing the ball about well and both sides were testing each other out. But it was the home side who settled quicker and with a number of touches from several players the ball found its way to Brad Hubbold just outside the area and he blasted the ball home.

The keeper failed to keep hold of the ball and it was Workington in the lead after just 10 minutes, with Hubbold claiming his first ever goal for the club.

Sam Joel looked to try his luck from distance as Reds continued to press but it just sailed over the top of the crossbar.

Continuing to press and earn his start in the side, Hubbold did well near the corner to turn his defender and slip a nice pass in to the feet of Jason Walker but the experienced striker could not hit the target.

Into the 23rd minutes and Reds deservedly made it 2-0 after some concerted pressure and it was Walker who broke his goal drought, much to the delight of the striker and the Borough Park faithful.

He received the ball in a great position with just the keeper to beat and he lobbed the ball over him and watched it roll into the back of the net.

Joel saw a couple of shots blocked in the area after some good play from Reds inside the Newcastle half and at this point in the game looked the more assured on the ball.

The first real chance for the visitors came after the half hour mark and from a throw in, Newcastle got the ball into the box and Reds failed to clear but nobody got on end of the cross from skipper Matt Lowe which slid past the far post.

The third goal for Workington came inside the 36th minute, the home side were attacking again and the ball fell to the feet of Joel who hit it sweetly to thunder past the watching keeper and give Reds a good cushion.

Newcastle tried to break away as the clock began to tick down towards half time but Jamie Mellen clipped the heels of the attacker and got a yellow card for his efforts, leaving the visitors with a free kick in a dangerous position but it went through the sea of players in the box and out for a goal kick.

The two sides continued to battle but went in at the break with Reds 3-0 ahead.

Reds had a good chance in the opening minutes of the second half as Conor Tinnion stood over a free kick outside the area. His first attempt came back off the wall but his second effort went into the arms of the keeper.

Sam Smith rejoined the fray early in the second half, as he makes his way back from injury, with Jamie Mellen making way in the defence.

But all eyes were again on the attack as Tinnion got another chance at a free kick moments later and he lofted it in well to be met by the powerful head of Dan Wordsworth who made no mistake to put it past the keeper and make it four for Reds.

It was nearly five as several players had a chance to put the ball away from a Tinnion corner but attempts were blocked before Walker's final effort went wide.

Jordan Holt picked up a great long ball to get a cross in across the goal just before the ball went out of play but the visiting keeper just managed to hang on to it.

Josh Calvert was also back into the fray and he made a great clearing header at the expense of a corner but denying the visitors a chance on goal.

Into the 76th minute and Tinnion forced a great save from keeper Matthew Johnson, tipping the ball just round the post for a corner. Kieran Maguire fancied his chances when the resulting corner came out to him but it just soared over the bar.

But a fifth goal always looked likely and it came after some great passing again from Reds with Scott Allison putting the final ball into the back of the net to put the icing on the cake for Workington.

Tinnion looked to play in Walker for another as Reds didn't step off the gas. Walker danced into the area but he just couldn't find the finish and the attack petered out.

In the dying minutes Sam Smith brought down Michael Conlon and the referee pointed to the spot but Conlon put his effort over the bar and Reds retained a clean sheet.

As the final whistle sounded it was Workington celebrating as they now head to Stalybridge Celtic in the next round, after they beat Buxton.