Cumberland Cup Final preview
The Cumberland Cup Final returns after two year’s this evening. The competition which began in 1886 returned for season 2021-22.
Tuesday 26 April 2022
Kick Off: 7:00pm
Carlisle City FC v Wetheriggs United FC
Venue: Penrith AFC
We’re delighted to welcome the two finalists, match officials, volunteers and guests this evening in what should be a great advert for the local grassroots football game. Both Carlisle City and Wetheriggs are currently in good league form ahead this evening’s Cumberland Cup meeting.
Cumberland FA would like to thank hosts Penrith AFC, who will also be hosting the Sunday Cup and Women’s Cup Final over the next couple of weeks.
Since Carlisle City FC last lifted the Cumberland Cup trophy in season 2003/4 there have been 5 different Champions of the Senior Cup competition. On their route to this evening’s Final Carlisle City defeated two of them. Workington AFC and Carlisle United FC have won 11 of the previous 15 competitions.
Wetheriggs United FC, with two recent Cup Final defeats will be looking to continue their Cumberland Cup form to lift the Cumberland Cup for the first time. The Penrith based team previously reached the Final in 1987/88.
Referee Scott Henry takes charge of his first Cumberland Cup Final and is assisted by Kevin Mulraine and Tommy Linford with John Mulligan as fourth official.
Cumberland FA would like to thank Penrith Lions for their kind donation of £100 to sponsor the Match Balls for the Senior Finals.
The player of match will receive a £25 Kitlocker voucher courtesy of Cumberland FA.
Thanks to our partnership with Veo Camera, the Final will be recorded with teams able to access the analysis tools following the fixture.
Penrith AFC Juniors will be supporting the Final as ball boys/girls.
Follow the action on our Twitter feed #CumberlandCupFinal2022 and if it goes to penalties the action will be streamed live on our Facebook page.