Workington scored two second-half goals to beat Carlisle City last night after they had fallen behind to a second-bite penalty by the home side.
Reds had been caught out on a counter attack to concede the penalty on 30 minutes and keeper Jim Atkinson did well to turn Aaron Bradbury’s spot-kick onto the post. But it was Bradbury who reacted quickest to follow up and score.
As they had been at Consett on Saturday, Reds were much better in the second-half and they quickly equalised on 48 minutes.
A fine cross from Kieran Charlton was headed home superbly by Brad Carroll and after 74 minutes another great cross, this one from Irywah Gooden was headed home from close range by Reuben Jerome for the winner.
New manager Chris Willcock said: “It was a decent workout and although the opposition wasn’t as strong as Con sett they did work hard in defence.
“We saw a lot of the ball and I was pleased with how we moved the ball around and how we came back after gifting them the goal from the penalty.
“But where we do need to improve is in the final third because in both games I have seen we have created enough chances but haven’t been able to capitalise enough.
“I am looking forward to Saturday and a game against a team from the League above. We will have a bit more to do defensively and hopefully we can ask them a few questions.
“At this stage, so close to the League starting I don’t think it’s the right thing to be looking at trialists. I want to get us settled so will be going with the lads we already have.”
Former Reds manager Danny Grainger watched the game along with Tony Caig, who briefly worked alongside him at Falkirk before taking-up a full-time role with Dundee United.