Reds draw a line at six!

The pre-Christmas sequence of six consecutive draws is officially a club record and betters one that has stood for seventy years.

Reds started the record-breaking run in November with the 1-1 draw at Whitby Town before the subsequent matches against Marine (4-4), Morpeth Town (2-2), Worksop Town (3-3), Ashton United (2-2) and Macclesfield (0-0) also ended all square. 

Workington have pieced together sequences of four straight draws several times since, the most recent during the ’17-18 campaign, but nothing to match the previous best of five during the 1953-54 season.

That particular run started just before Bill Shankly’s arrival at the club as manager and included Christmas Day and Boxing Day draws against Hartlepools United (0-0 at home, 2-2 away), Carlisle United away (2-2), Southport away (2-2) and Carlisle United home 2-2.  The sequence was broken when Shanks obtained his first win as Reds’ boss – a 2-0 win over Chester.

Delving back even further through the archives, there was an interesting end to the 1926-27 season when Reds concluded their North Eastern League campaign with four consecutive goalless draws: Preston Colliery away (0-0), Darlington Reserves (0-0), Scotswood (0-0) and Newcastle United Reserves (0-0) with the latter three all played at Lonsdale Park.

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