Lancaster City 1-0 Workington

Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock. Picture: Tony North
Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock. Picture: Tony North

Lancaster City ended their pre-season campaign on a high with a 1-0 win over Workington at Giant Axe on Saturday.

Teenage striker Hannu Tam was the match-winner for the second time in the build up to the new season, heading home eight minutes from time to sink the Evo-Stik Premier Division side.

Morecambe legend Danny Carlton started for the Dolly Blues while Joe Whittington, an AFC Fylde loanee, impressed on the left wing ahead of the Evo-Stik First Division North opener at Burscough on August 15.

The final pre-season outing was closely fought with chances at a premium for both sides.

City wide man Reece Pearce had the pick of the goal-scoring chances in the first half but blazed a bouncing ball over the bar when set through on goal.

Garry Hunter then drew a fantastic save from Reds’ keeper Jonny Jamieson with a long-range strike just after the restart.

Blues stopper Mike Hale had to be on top form to dive and grab the ball from the feet of Connor Tinnion as the striker tried to round the City stopper mid-way through the second half.

It was up to Tam to scores the winner on 82 minutes just seconds after coming on as a substitute.

Gavin Clark’s cross from the left byline was nodded in with a diving header from the youngster at the near post to wrap up the win.

Tam had a chance to add gloss to the scoreline on a late counter attack but placed his shot narrowly wide of the far post from just inside the box.

Lancaster City: Hale, Pearce, Hudson, Davis, Marshall (capt), Hunter, Winder, Akrigg, Carlton, Taylor, Whittington. Subs: Freeland, Clark, Poole, Tam, LaFuente, Street.