It was job done for Workington Reds as they breezed into the quarter-finals of the Integro League Cup – although Steven Rudd believed they should have won more handsomely.

Reds were in full control from the off against their fellow NPL North West Division side at Borough Park, with an early goal from Nathan Waterston and a late diving header from Dan Wordsworth securing progression.

And assistant manager Rudd felt the scoreline did not reflect how dominant the home side were, with a handful of clear-cut chances falling to Waterston, Millenic Alli and Mwiya Malumo in particular.

“We set out at the start of the night to get into the next round of the cup and we achieved that" he said. "It was good to keep a clean sheet for Jim and the lads as well.

“First half it was similar to Saturday and we should have put the game to bed really.

“We said in there at half time, we should have been four or five goals up and that’s without thinking about half chances.

“We’ve said we need to be more demanding of each other.

“It’s a pleasing night all round but we could do with being a bit more clinical really."

Former Wigan Athletic youth prospect Malumo found himself one-on-one with goalkeeper Scott Moloney on several occasions but fired straight at the Ossett shot-stopper and Rudd felt that would have been the icing on the cake after a promising display from the young forward.

He said: “Mwiya’s done well. In the Droyslden game he came on and made an impact which is what we want our subs to do but when he woke up the next morning his ankle was swollen so he unfortunately had to miss the Kendal game.

“He’s back in now and showed glimpses of being very effective and useful.

“He’s only a young kid of 19, 20, and you can see he’s had a good upbringing at Wigan in academy football.

“Going off that, that’s a lot to build on there tonight because he was strong, quick and if he’s being harsh on himself he should probably score at least one or two.

“Overall it was a great 90 minutes from him and we’re really pleased."

Sheffield’s win against Trafford on penalties after a 3-3 draw in normal time means they will travel to Borough Park in the quarter-finals and Rudd admitted to have another home draw was a bonus for his side.

“To be at home in the quarter-finals of any cup is a perfect opportunity for us,” he said.

“It’s a team we’ve not come across yet but we have played Leek out of that league who are flying at the top and we went down there and beat them.

“We’ll do our homework on them but the aim of that game is just getting to the semi-finals.”