A BRACE from Workington hotshot Gareth Arnison saw Solihull Moors slip back into the relegation zone.
Two abandoned games last week meant Bob Faulkner's injured troops had time to recover but it made no difference to the result.
Determined to get their season back on track, Moors started well but failed to mount a serious challenge on the home goal.
Workington made them pay in the 25th minute when young Arnison smashed in the opener after tormenting the visitors' defence.
A minute after half-time, Workington doubled their advantage after poor defending from the visitors allowed Arnison to strike his second of the day.
Marcus Palmer pulled one back with his second goal for the club and Workington defender Graham Anthony was sent off late on but the hosts held firm for their second win of the season.
Faulkner admitted he felt sorry for the loyal fans who travelled up to Cumbria and described his side's defending as a 'shambles'.
"I didn't expect that type of defending from the back four that we had out. We've got to do better.
"I couldn't understand the referee's decision on the first goal because there was a blatant foul on Peter Faulds in the run-up.
"That said, the second goal was a calamity and it came at a time when we were still in the game."
Moors now sit in 21st place, just three points off bottom placed Hucknall but Faulkner is not worried about their stuttering start.
"I'll start looking at the league table at Christmas, and we won't be where we are now," the Moors boss stated.