Hyde United go in at half time with a one-goal advantage over Workington Reds thanks to a late penalty at Borough Park.

The weather was always going to have a big say in the game as Storm Freya began to hit with a powerful wind whipping across Borough Park, along with driving rain.

And both sides found out quickly how fast the wind could take the ball away from them as they battled to assert dominance.

Reds had a great chance when a good ball from Jason Walker found Jordan Holt out in space on the right and he got the pass in across the face of the goal but Brad Carroll just couldn't get onto the end of it.

Gari Rowntree then stepped up to clear a chance at the other end as Nicky Platt played the ball in the Paddy Lane whose shot was chested down and cleared by the Reds skipper.

And the talented Lane had another go minutes later as he turned the defence and got a shot in that just went the wrong side of Aaran Taylor's goalpost.

Platt then forced a great save from Taylor as he looked to break the deadlock forcing the Reds keeper to acrobatically tip the ball over the bar.

Taylor could then only watch as he come out to try and block Tom Pratt but the Hyde player managed to nudge it past the keeper but also, thankfully for the home side, past the post.

With attacks from both sides being thwarted more by the wind than their opposing numbers, Niall Cowperthwaite tried a powerful shot from distance but it was deflected and keeper Peter Crook collected.

John McCombe was shown the yellow card by referee Richard Holmes after pulling back Garry Thompson and Reds were handed the free kick which proved crucial for the home side.

Cowperthwaite put in a great free kick and Josh Calvert met the ball with a superb diving header that went like a rocket into the back of the goal to put Workington 1-0 ahead.

And they could have had a second moments later as Cowperthwaite put in another free kick that saw at least three efforts blocked in a real goalmouth scramble.

Hyde looked to get back on level terms and it took a great block from Brotherston to halt a shot by Dominic Smalley at the expense of a corner.

And for the second time this season Reds were hit by a cruel blow as Lane's corner curled into the box assisted by the wind and right into the home goal to draw level at 1-1 with five minutes of the half remaining.

Jordan Holt was handed a good chance in the area when Thompson put in a cross which me met near the post but after his first shot was blocked by the keeper his second agonisingly slid across the face of the goal and out for a goal kick.

Then, into extra time, Tom Pratt was brought down in the penalty area as he tried to get past Aaran Taylor and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Nicky Platt stepped up and thumped the ball home to give the visitors a one-goal lead at the break.