Workington Reds' Great Escape is definitely now on the cards after they picked up a third win in succession at North Ferriby yesterday.

Reds took on the bottom of the table and although it wasn't the greatest performance of the season they dud enough to claim a 2-0 win and three much-needed points.

They are now only four points from safety with three games in hand although there is still a lot of work to do.

It looked as though Reds’ first half efforts were going to unrewarded when they grabbed the breakthrough goal two minutes before half-time.

A Conor Tinnion corner saw Jason Walker leap highest to get something on it and when the ball fell invitingly in the six yard box Garry Thompson reacted quickest to hammer a shot into the back of the net.

If that was timely, so too was the second, just to give Reds that extra cushion. It came on 53 minutes from a free kick lifted in from the left by Niall Cowperthwaite. The keeper was slow to react and with the centre of the home defence parting like the Red Sea for Moses, Walker was in quickly to fire into the top corner.

There was only one alarm for Reds after that when Dan Wordsworth was booked and from the free-kick in the D on the edge of the area Callum Harrison saw his fierce shot clip the top of the bar on its way to safety.

Reds had a couple of half chances to extend their lead with Walker and Brad Carroll going close, while Wordsworth had the ball in the net but was penalised for a foul on the keeper.

They saw it through easily to the final whistle and will be able to reflect on the old football adage that hard work and commitment are the bedrock of any attempt to be consistent.