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Workington Reds Ladies 3 – 4 Blackpool FC Girls and Ladies

On another showery Sunday, September 9, Workington Reds Ladies welcomed Blackpool to Borough Park.

With their first point registered in a 6 goal thriller, and a 238 mile round trip to Crosby Ladies in Liverpool for good measure, the Reds were looking to register their first win against a buoyant Blackpool side who had dispatched Blackburn Community Sports Club 4 – 0 the weekend before.

With the sun making a well timed appearance just in time for kick off it was Workington who started the brighter with an early chance from a corner before a long ball was knocked on by Chloe Henderson for Hayley Bracken to slot into the bottom corner.

The visitors were looking dangerous and almost equalised as a loose ball ran across the box with no one able to get the final touch needed.

Blackpool pulled level as the ball was played back into midfield and a long shot curled past Laura Miller into the goal, and the visitors then took the lead with another long distance attempt.

Trying to build from the back Blackpool lost possession with Bracken backheeling the ball to Hannah Geen who crossed for Henderson to rifle the ball into the net, bringing the Reds level.

The half time whistle blew and although either team could have led at the break the score line remained deadlocked at 2-2.

Coming out after half time Blackpool took the game to the Reds and were back in the lead after some quick work down the Reds right before the ball was played into the middle and fired past the Reds Keeper.

Again playing from the back Blackpool were caught when they lost possession with Bracken and Geen combining  to devastating effect to level the match at 3 all with a simple tap in for Geen.

It would have been understandable if both sides had sat back and looked to see the match out however neither side did this and went in search of a winner.

Blackpool went hunting down the Reds right and after a cross into the box and a scrambling defence the ball ended up in the back of the net.

The full time whistle went with the Reds losing 3-4 in another match that they will feel they should have won if they had been clinical in both defence and attack.

Workington will travel to Leigh RMI on Sunday, September 16 and then host Burscough Dynamo the following weekend, Sunday, September 23.

Any businesses interested in sponsoring a match or player should get in contact the club through their social media accounts.

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