Workington - Matt Bell celebrates his goal

Nantwich Town were unlucky to lose 2-1 away on their long road trip to Workington in Cumbria yesterday.

The Dabbers were beaten by a 71st minute strike after Matt Bell’s strike had brought them level in the first period.

But Dave Cooke’s side took the foot off the pedal in the second half and Workington clinched victory to stretch their unbeaten run to 15.

The hosts took the lead on six minutes, when a speculative strike by Symington found its way into the bottom corner with Fabian Spiess beaten.

Nantwich dominated for the remainder of the first half, and created a number of chances.

Sean Cooke almost levelled on 27 minutes when he curled a fine free-kick over the wall, smacking the upright and bouncing clear.

Wildin and Cole combined well throughout as Workington’s defence struggled.

Sean Cooke hit the post with this free kick

And on 31 minutes, the visitors deservedly levelled when Bell picked up the ball on the right and powered a shot past the keeper.

The second period began scrappily, with Allison having a chance one on one against Spiess but sliding it wide.

Then on 72 minutes, the hosts took the lead somewhat against the run of play.

Matty Douglas’ shot was saved by Spiess but he looped his header over the keeper from the rebound to make it 2-1.

Jordan Cole had a chance late on as he raced through one on one, but a poor touch saw him lost control.

Promotion hopefuls Workington held out to stay in fourth place, as Nantwich slip to fourth from bottom.

(Pics by Jonathan White)

Jordan Cole eyes the ball

Troy Bourne on the ball

Second-half-David Forbes heads at goal

Second-half - David Forbes shoots at goal

Pre-match - Manager Dave Cooke meets some of the Dabbers fans who had made the long trip to Workington AFC

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