This Easter Monday sees the Dollie’s back in action for the final away trip of the season. The Blue’s travel to Workington AFC for a 3pm kick off to their penultimate game of the 2018/19 campaign
Workington currently sit in 21st place in the Evo-Stik Premier League. Rock bottom due to North Ferriby’s departure from the league. Workington are nine points behind 20th place Mickleover Sports. They have played 38 games this season, winning eight, drawing five and losing 25.
Things have not been great for Workington recently, their last win was back in March, and they have lost every game they have played in since that win.
Workington’s previous three league fixtures:
20/4/19 – Buxton vs Workington AFC – 3-2
13/4/19 – Workington AFC vs Gainsborough Trinity – 0-2
9/4/19 – Workington AFC vs South Shields – 0-2
One to Watch – Jason Walker
Despite Workington AFC not being in the best form right now, they managed to score two goals in their previous match against Buxton. Both goals were scored from the penalty spot from forward Jason Walker. In all competitions, Walker has made 41 appearances this season in all competitions and has racked up 12 goals, seven assists and four Player of the Match awards.
City’s previous meeting with Workington was back on Boxing Day. But it did not turn out to be a particularly merry day. Workington picked up their first away win of the season on their tenth attempt. Unfortunately for City, it just happened to be at Giant Axe.
A close first half resulted in a 0-0 score at the interval. But two minutes into the second half Workington took the lead with a low driven shot by Jason Walker evading City’s keeper Jack Sims.
City mounted a late spell of pressure which saw former Workington player, Tom Kilifin, head wide from eight yards out and Glenn Steel’s goal-bound effort headed off the line by Conor Tinnion.
But City just couldn’t get through the Workington defence, who added insult to injury by adding a second goal minutes before the final whistle.