Workington Reds’ in-form striker Scott Allison is full of confidence after scoring in eight successive league games for the club.

Allison scored the second goal in Reds’ 2-0 win against promotion rivals Marske United on Saturday, finding the back of the net at Borough Park after Nathan Waterston had opened the scoring with a fine curling effort from the edge of the box.

While Allison’s goal was not as elegant as his team-mate’s, it gave his side crucial breathing room which helped them to get over the line and continued his remarkable scoring run of 10 goals in his last eight league games which started on December 7 in Reds’ 4-2 victory at Ossett United.

Speaking to the club’s website, he said: “I’ve probably never been on a run like this before, if I’m honest.

“I’m coming into games just sort of knowing I’m gonna score.

“Even today, I missed three or four but I knew if I kept going, I’d get another chance and I’d score.

“Thankfully, it came in the end.

“Confidence is high and I’m just expecting to score every in game at the moment. I’m disappointed in myself today to be honest.

“I think I should’ve had three, maybe four goals, but that’s just be being critical of myself.

“Every type of goal is important. We’re creating a lot of chances, which is the good thing. One of these days, we’re gonna absolutely smash a team but it’s just a matter of time.

“Taking our chances is very important.”

The Marske result kept Workington’s unbeaten home league run going and made it back-to-back wins for Danny Grainger’s side.

Allison, who is an experienced head in the dressing room and has gone through ups and downs at the club, felt it was an important victory to “put down a marker” in the NPL North West Division’s tight title race.

“It was massive,” he added.

“We expect three points every game, at home especially.

“It was important to put down a marker today against one of our title rivals.

“I think we’ve absolutely battered them, to be fair; they’ve not been in the game.

“It was a massive three points.”

Reds are set for another top-of-the-table clash this weekend when the league’s top two sides meet at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium.

The hosts on Saturday, Ramsbottom United, travelled to Dunston last night where victory would have seen them leapfrog Workington for the first time this season, but they succumbed to a 3-2 defeat.

“We beat them 5-1 here so we’ll be expecting a reaction from them,” said Allison.