Gloucester City AFC | Darren Edwards Red

Gloucester City AFC | Darren Edwards Red

\r\n\r\nReport courtesy of www.sportglos.co.uk\r\n\r\nShipping three goals, the second red card in as many games and a long trip back from Cumbria capped off another miserable weekend away for Gloucester City.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers lost for the third season in a row at Workington, thanks to two first half goals and a late sickener. Boss Dave Mehew is also running out of attacking option after Darren Edwards picked up a straight red for kicking out at opponent.\r\n\r\nWith Tom Hamblin missing the trip to Cumbria and Adam Mann still recovering from a knock Matt Rose and Steve Davies slotted into the starting line up.\r\n\r\nIn the howling wind City started brightly, with Morford racing into the box one-on-one with the keeper four minutes in collecting a ball in from Davies only for the referee to stop play and award a free kick for an earlier foul against the striker.\r\n\r\nMidfielder Darren Mullings had a 25th birthday to forget, having a penalty awarded against him on ten minutes, deemed to have used his hands to block an innocuous Workington shot. Talismanic Workington forward Gareth Arnison stepped up to the spot and cooly converted.\r\n\r\nA goal down City fought back, Edwards winning a corner which was almost knocked in by Matt Coupe.\r\n\r\nBut Edwards only lasted another couple of minutes on the pitch. Tangling with Lee Andrews the pair went down in a heap, Edwards lept to his feet first, Andrews was seen to grab the City striker’s ankle before Edwarda kicked out. Referee Andrew Miller showed the Workington defender a yellow while Edwards was given his marching orders.\r\n\r\nWorkington made it 2-0 four minutes later, with the swirling wind helping Mark Boyd’s long range effort in past Lewis Carey.\r\n\r\nCarey was called back into action just before the half hour mark after Rose slipped blocking a shot, the young keeper flicking the ball out with his finger tips.\r\n\r\nThe home side had another effort from Arnison, sneaking the ball between Carey’s legs ruled offside before the break.\r\n\r\nThe pressure continued in the second half but City held their own, winning a pair of corners in the first ten minutes.\r\n\r\nMorford, Davies and City skipper Tom Webb all had shots fly wide.\r\n\r\nYoung Scott Wilson, on for Morford in the 66th minute had a long range shot saved with 20 minutes to go as Gloucester looked for a way back in.\r\n\r\nWith ten minutes to go Matt Lock tried to test the keeper from 30 yards out. The home side broke quickly from the resulting goal kick, catching City sleeping and allowing Ryan Hall to play in Jonny Wright who poked the ball home for Workington’s third.

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