Workington Reds 0 Mickleover Sports 1: Workington crashed to their sixth successive home defeat – and against one of their relegation rivals, it spelt disaster.

With six games to play, they are four points off safety in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League table and looking bound for the drop. 

They had opportunities last night but couldn’t find the finish needed to breakdown a resolute Mickleover defence.

The visitors got their lead through a 32nd-minute goal and fought hard to hang on to it.

Conor Tinnion fired just wide with a low shot after a one-two with Scott Allison and keeper Lewis King made a couple of decent stops. He was down late on to hold a back-post header from Matty Douglas and even when he messed up on a Garry Thompson cross, although he recovered well to gather at the second attempt.

Reds had been rocked by the goal which eventually separated the two sides.

Mickleover had been on the back foot when they broke through the speedy Shaquille McDonald.

He had support from Jack Storer who had space to go through and score with a low shot into the bottom corner.

Reds had their moments as Thompson headed over; Tinnion had a shot well saved by King and Allison saw a well-struck drive beaten away by King.

Lee Andrews' team travel to Witton on Saturday, needing to recover quickly from this latest setback.