Three successive wins have clawed Workington Reds back to within four points of safety in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

Saturday’s 2-0 win at bottom side North Ferriby was another step along the way towards league survival for Lee Andrews’ side.

Andrew said: “I didn’t think there was much doubt that we were the better side and deserved the win. We had spoken about how we had to approach the game and I thought the response from everybody was first-class.

“We might have been ahead before Garry [Thompson] scored the opening goal just before half-time but that was a crucial time to go in front.

“When we got the second goal, eight minutes into the second-half, I thought we bossed it from that point and were clear winners.

“We looked at the fixtures last month and thought we could win the next four fixtures. Well, we have won three of them while the other was postponed but that has given us a platform to build on.

“There’s still a lot of work to be done and we need to show the same resolve and commitment over the remainder of the season. I am confident we will be fine.”

Reds have 16 games to play – 10 at home and six away – so clearly performances at Borough Park can carry the team to safety if they are positive and consistent.

“We start at home on Saturday to Basford and after two wins on the road we want to continue with a big performance at Borough Park,” said the manager.

Josh Calvert was at a wedding on Saturday and will be back for Basford, and so to will be Kieran Maguire who was working for the second week in a row.

Leading scorer Scott Allison is still about a month away from a return as he recovers from a dislocated shoulder.