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Rigg Brace Wins It For Reds

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A game which had little riding on it apart from pride and final placings saw Stourbridge lose at the War Memorial Ground to Workington AFC in the Evo-Stik League Premier on Monday night.

Steven Rigg gave the visiting Reds an early 3rd minute lead when his header rebounded down off the cross bar and over the line.

The Glassboys were level in the 26th minute when Chris Gallagher`s cross was converted by Brad Birch.

All-square at the break, but just 2 minutes into the second half the home side took the lead when a Luke Benbow free-kick found the corner of the net from 25 yards.

However, the Reds equalised just 2 minutes later when Jordan Holt`s pass found Leo Holliday, whose shot crept past Matt Gould into the bottom left corner of the net.

What turned out to be the winning goal arrived in the 82nd minute when the visitors were awarded a penalty which Rigg duly converted.

The win lifts Workington up to eighth and the Glassboys remain in fourteenth.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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