Workington Reds have gone in level with visitors Pickering Town after two goals in less than a minute.

The two sides are deadlocked at 1-1 although Reds have had the majority of the chances in the first half.

Reds had a good start to the clash with some forays into their opponents' half in the first few minutes, Dav Symington causing some problems.

But there was some early danger on the counter from Pickering as they had three players bearing down on new keeper Jim Atkinson but he proved up to the task as he blocked the effort from Leon Dawson.

Reds were soon back on the attack and Scott Allison's effort was just parried by Harrison Foulkes at the near post.

Great work by Conor Tinnion got him into a dangerous position but as he took aim the shot was well blocked by defender George Bissett who did well to close him down.

And the shots kept coming as Symington showed his pace again but decided to have a go himself rather than crossing but it was off target.

Pickering got a free kick just outside the area and Matthew Savage put it in but it took a deflection and went out for a corner that caused some problems.

The ball fell into the path of Ged Dalton but his effort went across the face of the goal and nobody was there to meet it and Reds were able to clear.

Another Symington cross was met by the head of Tinnion this time but his effort sailed just over the crossbar.

Liam Brockbank unleashed a powerful shot after some good build-up work by Reds but again Foulkes was there to thwart him with another good save.

Everything changed on the half hour mark when Symington struck a superb shot that rocketed over the keeper and thundered into the back of the net.

But the lead lasted only seconds as on Pickering's next attack Dan Davison turned the defence and got a shot away to level the scores at 1-1.

Cieran Casson found some space in the middle of the park and looked to mark his 18th birthday with a strike of his own but despite lacking some power it nearly found its way into the path of Scott Allison before Pickering desperately cleared.