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Workington Clinch Play-Off Spot

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Workington AFC clinched a place in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division end-of-season play-offs after beating already-relegated Ilkeston FC 2-0 at Borough Park on Wednesday night.

In front of a crowd of 634, the Robins proved to be no pushovers for the Reds, and they played some neat, relaxed football, especially in a goalless opening 45 minutes.

Indeed, the visitors came closest to breaking the deadlock when an Anthony Dywer headed came back off a post.

But once Workington scored after 65 minutes, the game was virtually over.

A ball was headed ball across the face of goal and Sam Joel headed past Ilkeston `keeper Dale Eve at the far post.

Twelve minutes later and the Reds doubled their lead when Connor Tinnion`s downward header from a corner was cleared off the line, but the goal was awarded after it was deemed to have crossed the line.

Dwyer was red carded late on for something he said to the officials.

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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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