Marauding left-back Liam Brockbank said his stunning goal against Gretna FC 2008 was one to be proud of after he helped Workington Reds to a 4-1 win at Raydale Park.

Reds were in fine form as they saw off Gretna on a hot Tuesday night through goals from Millom-born Brockbank, Charlie Bowman, Ash Kelly and Scott Allison after Kevin Connelly gave the hosts an early lead against his hometown club.

Brockbank – whose thunderous strike from 20 yards equalised for Reds in the first half – has been enjoying his time at the club after joining new manager Danny Grainger's squad this summer.

Speaking to Reds' website, the former Carlisle United youth product said: "It’s really my game, getting forward and getting crosses in, shots as well, and tonight it worked.

"I’m definitely proud of it, I was screaming for the ball and eventually it got to me.

"It was just one of those that I caught and got it into the top corner.

"Danny’s set us up this season to play out from the back with the full-backs getting high and wide.

"Obviously, it worked tonight and we got in to score."

Brockbank admitted he is still adapting to the physicality of senior football after the feisty encounter with the Scottish Lowland Football League side.

"That’s my weakness," he said.

"It’s going to be something I work on over the course of the season.

"I just want to try to get better and get stronger.

"I’m feeling good, ready and confident for all of us."

Grainger also made his Workington debut when he was introduced with 12 minutes to play.

The former Carlisle United defender has made it clear that he does not expect to play often this season but he is willing to lace up his boots if required.

n The funeral of Cynthia Johnston, who looked after hospitality at Borough Park for many years, took place at St Michael's Church in Workington on Monday.

Mrs Johnston died at home on July 10, aged 80.