Workington return to former home

Workington will play at Borough Park, the home they left more than 50 years ago, next month.

With pitch work being taken out at Derwent Park ahead of Workington Reds moving in for the new football season, Town will play at the home of the football club which is due to be replaced by the new community stadium to be built to host both clubs.

Town’s game against Coventry Bears will be played at Borough Park, where they played from formation in 1945 until 1956, on Sunday June 16.

A club statement said: “Derwent Park pitch improvements. Derwent Park is currently undergoing pitch improvement works that have been planned over the last year.

“These works are to upgrade the playing surface and to increase the available pitch size to accommodate up to FA requirements.

“This would allow the pitch to be used by football clubs including Workington Reds.

“This, of course, means that Derwent Park is currently unavailable.

“Town and Reds continue to work together and this means that Town are currently using Borough Park for training.”

Workington last played at the ground back in 1986, losing 56-12 to Wigan in the Challenge Cup.

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