Two goals at either end of the game saw a much changed Mossley side go out of the Integro Cup at League leaders Workington on Tuesday evening.
A third minute goal helped settle a makeshift Workington side with two of the ‘senior’ players combining to good effect. Dav Symington delivered an inch-perfect assist into the area and Charlie Bowman’s deft header guided the ball home with Mossley ‘keeper, Theo Roberts, helpless.
Mossley then faced the challenge of finding an equaliser but a weak header from Jack Grundy and a well struck shot from Jes Uchegbulam, both comfortably saved by Jim Atkinson, were their best efforts of the first half.
Reds hit the target three times but a couple of Taylor Charters efforts and a Robbie Hebson header didn’t have the power to trouble Roberts.
The visitors enjoyed plenty of possession for a spell in the second half but rarely troubled Atkinson, that was until Jamie Rainford brought the best out of Reds’ custodian with a superb curling shot. The keeper’s agility saw him pull off the save of the game to prevent an equaliser.
Other than that, it was plain sailing for Reds who ensured their passage to the Third Round with a superb second goal ten minutes from time. Brad Hubbold was the provider with his clever disguised pass releasing Nathan Waterston through the inside left channel and the top scorer finished with aplomb.
Edited report from workingtonfc.com