In-form Whitby claim Workington win

Whitby Town celebrate Mikey Roberts' goal in Saturday's win over Workington. Pictures: Brian Murfield.
Whitby Town celebrate Mikey Roberts' goal in Saturday's win over Workington. Pictures: Brian Murfield.
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Whitby Town made it six games unbeaten with a 1-0 Evo-Stik Premier Division success over title-chasing Workington.

The Blues’ top-scorer Mikey Roberts netted the only goal of the game in the 49th-minute, moving his side up one place to 19th in the league standings, two points above the relegation zone.

Blues skipper Dale Hopson looks for a way through the Workington defence

Blues skipper Dale Hopson looks for a way through the Workington defence

Town created plenty of chances to add to their tally and should have beaten the second-placed Reds by a much more comfortable margin, according to manager Chris Hardy.

“On reflection, today’s result was nothing less than we deserved,” he told the Whitby Gazette.

“On a difficult playing surface the boys went about their business in an excellent manner, producing some eye-catching football that should’ve seen us out of sight in this fixture.

“I feel that I should also mention about the concentration levels that we maintained up until the final whistle. Given the fact we didn’t achieve daylight between ourselves and Workington, it was of the utmost importance that we didn’t allow a lapse in concentration.

Dave McTiernan beats a Workington man to a header

Dave McTiernan beats a Workington man to a header

“We now switch our attentions to Wednesday night’s fixture against Ashton United where we will be looking to make it seven games unbeaten.”

Full match report and more pictures by Brian Murfield in Friday’s Whitby Gazette.

Blues striker Mikey Roberts nets the only goal of the game

Blues striker Mikey Roberts nets the only goal of the game