A delighted Dave Hewson hopes his Workington Reds side has turned a corner with victory over Altrincham at Borough Park last night.

In horrendous weather conditions, with pouring rain, the pitch held up well at Borough Park and Reds showed they can be clinical in front of goal with five in the back of the net.

The match had it all with Max Harrop also receiving his marching orders for a bad tackle on Anthony Wright, leaving the visitors with just 10 men for all of the second half.

It was a great win for Reds to secure just their second victory of the season and the all important three points.

Hewson said: “This win will give us confidence and that little lift that you need. We were looking to turn a corner tonight and hopefully this is it.

“I’m delighted for the dressing room and for the boys.

“It’s been a difficult time the past few weeks. We told the lads to stick together and believe and they did that tonight and went out there and from 1-17 were magnificent.

“Altrincham are a great footballing side, they try and get the ball down and play and that gave us the licence to do the same.

“The game plan was to match them and more and we kept possession well. And for once I’m not saying we didn’t make the most of our chances because we did.”

Scott Allison proved his worth with a superb hat-trick, aided by further goals from Sam Joel and Conor Tinnion, from the penalty spot. And Hewson paid tribute to his experienced striker, saying it would be a fantastic boost to his confidence, with three good goals.

He added: “It is just reward for his effort and consistent endeavour. Scott never loses his quality but maybe he was lacking a little in confidence.

“But his first was a wonder goal and I am really pleased for him but overall I’m just so pleased with every performance tonight.

“Once we took care in possession and attacked with pace, we finished the game off.”

Reds now look to build on this effort when they host Hednesford Town on Saturday at Borough Park.