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On this day – 14 June

Workington’s 1946-47 campaign had been disrupted by a severe winter and extended into June. 

So, a North Eastern League fixture at Consett on the 14th June became our latest ever finish to a season. 

It was the third go to play the match following earlier failed attempts in March and April.  The first game was abandoned after seventy minutes, because of dense fog, with Consett 3-2 ahead when the referee called a halt.  We returned for a second time a few weeks later and, remarkably, the game only lasted half an hour before torrential rain caused a second abandonment.  Reds were winning 1-0 at the time. 

Thankfully, it was a case of third time lucky and no further weather issues enabled us to complete ninety minutes during which we strolled to a 5-0 win, thus completing a league double in the process. 

Jackie Oakes (inset) had the satisfaction of scoring a hat-trick, his first for the club, while two from Bill Armstrong saw the latter finish as top scorer with 22 league goals. 

Reds finished a protracted season in 13th spot. 

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