Reds fans are all set to embark on their shortest trip of the season for Monday’s crucial NPL West Division Cumbrian derby against Kendal Town.
From ground to ground, that will involve a journey of about 54 miles which, compared to other league members, is still a fair trek.
Bootle fans will have to travel all of four miles for their game at leaders, Marine, whilst Glossop supporters will be contemplating the nine miles between them and neighbours Mossley.
And all the fixtures will see the away fans having the choice of lunch at home before setting off for their derby day fix: Colne to Clitheroe (13 miles), Prescot Cables to Runcorn Linnets (14), Newcastle Town to Market Drayton Town (15), Leek Town to Kidsgrove Athletic (16) and Ramsbottom United to Trafford (19).
The upshot will be some very healthy attendances with a near full house (2,000 plus) expected at the Marine Travel Arena.
The games between City of Liverpool and Widnes and Warrington Rylands v. 1874 Northwich have already been postponed and are Covid related.
Workington supporters will travel in force for the first Cumbrian derby of the season and, as ever, we ask them as representatives of the club to play their part in making it a memorable occasion for all the right reasons.
Chris Willcock will not be able to say ‘we are full strength’ ahead of the 2nd bottom v. 2nd top clash but it should be a strong starting XI with good back-up on the bench.
It will be the 46th meeting between the clubs in the Northern Premier League with the hosts having played in this fixture as Netherfield, Netherfield Kendal and, for the last twenty one years, Kendal Town.
Workington have won nineteen of those previous league meetings, compared to a dozen Kendal victories, but there have been many occasions where we have been well and truly beaten home and away!
Workington’s record in the West v. South of the county fixture reads:
P. 22 W. 11 D. 5 L. 6 Goals for 37 Goals against 23
P. 23 W. 8 D. 9 L. 6 Goals for 38 Goals against 27
Town, Kendal that is, have just seven points to their credit from twenty one games but had one point deducted earlier in the season because of an admin blip. Workington have obtained forty one points (21 at home, 20 away) from nineteen played.
Postcode: LA9 7BLKick-off 3pm