Workington manager Danny Grainger was delighted with the performance of his players against Ossett United.

The Reds remained second in Northern Premier League Division One North West after the 2-0 win at Borough Park.

Grainger said his side played some quality football and also rolled their sleeves up when required.

“We proved we can do both sides of it,” he said.

“At times we played with the ball but we had to battle, and the boys were fantastic today, every one of them.”

After a dominant first half, Workington had a slender 1-0 advantage at the break and, after Dav Symington made it 2-0 on 49 minutes, Ossett began to find a way back into the game.

But Grainger said he never doubted that Workington had the points in the bag.

“We were never doubtful,” he admitted. “Not with this group of boys.

"First half we dominated and if we took a bit more of a gamble, we might have finished it off quicker.

“I have always thought that this group of lads will always create chances, and we did that today.”

The manager was full of praise for striker Scott Allison, who opened the scoring with a cool finish in the 41st minute.

“It was a great finish, and that is Scotty,” he said.

“He is a player who will get goals but his hold-up play and work rate are top notch.”

Like everyone else of a Workington persuasion inside Borough Park, Grainger enjoyed watching his side’s truly outstanding second goal, in the 49th minute.

He said: “[Ceiran] Casson showed great determination to get past his man and start the attack.

“Millinec [Alli] did the rest, and there was not just Symington waiting for a tap in, but other lads had ran the length of the pitch to make sure the ball ended up in the back of the net.”