Parkinson earns first point for Frickley

Frickley's Macauley Parkinson.
Frickley's Macauley Parkinson.
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Frickley Athletic enjoyed a welcome change of fortune when Macauley Parkinson’s late goal earned them their first point of the season at home to Workington in the Evo-Stik Premier League on Tuesday.

After seven straight defeats to start the season the Blues came from behind to draw 2-2.

Tom Guest struck first for the Blues after just eight minutes and it remained 1-0 to half-time. But goals by Joseph McGee on 61 minutes and David Symington on 81 turned the game round and threatened to ruin Lee Morris’s night in his first home game in charge until the late intervention of substitute Parkinson.

Frickley were well beaten in manager Lee Morris’s first game in charge last Saturday as they went down 4-0 at Hednesford Town.

They could have taken an early lead, however, when debutant Cameron Rigby beat the home keeper only to see his effort just go the wrong side of the woodwork.

Sean Geddes gave the Blues warning of what was to come as he hit the crossbar with the rebound met by Simeon Maye, but saved on the line by keeper Sebastian Malkowski.

Town took the lead on 25 minutes when George Carline was judged to have been impeded in the area and Danny Glover put away the resulting penalty.

Nine minutes later the home side doubled their lead thanks to a second penalty as Jamie Matthews was brought down by Jack Waters and Glover again scored from the spot.

Hednesford would find themselves three goals to the good 12 minutes into the second period when Carline headed home from six yards out.

A minute later Gurjit Singh found himself free in the box, but his low shot was well saved by Malkowski.

The Frickley keeper made two more saves to deny sub Joel Logan. But he could not prevent the hosts from making it four late on as Singh confidently shot home from just inside the area.

Town goalkeeper Lloyd Ransome was called upon to make a save to deny Luke Hinsley, but the Blues were well beaten.