Workington Reds boss Lee Andrews is happy to leave it to the players out on the field as to who takes penalties.

Reds did not nominate a penalty-taker before they went out at Whitby on Saturday – and when one arrived after 19 minutes it was missed.

Jason Walker looked set to take it but Dave Symington stepped in to assume responsibility – and promptly blasted the ball over the bar.

Andrews said: “I’m a big believer in leaving it to the player who has the confidence to take it.

“Although Jason was prepared to take it, Dave felt good about it and he took responsibility. “He missed it but I’m happy to leave it to the lads on the field at the time.

“Fortunately, it didn’t prove costly as Conor Tinnion came up with a well-taken goal to win it.

“I think we were definitely the better side and deserved to win, probably by a few more. There is still plenty of confidence in this squad and that they have the ability to get out of trouble. That’s what we are all focused on.

“The message at half-time was just keep going as we have been. We had several opportunities but in the end the most important thing was that we won.”

Reds now have two home games coming up. On Saturday against one of the leading sides, Nantwich Town and three days later against one of their relegation rivals, Mickleover.

Five of the last eight games are at Borough Park, where there have been two postponements in the last two weeks.

The 1-0 win at Whitby was Reds fifth away success since they got off the mark at Lancaster on Boxing Day.

That’s better than any of the sides in the current bottom-six, so it isn’t hard to find where Reds problems have been – at Borough Park. They have only won four so far at home and gained just 14 points, compared to 18 on their travels.