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.