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Fred Conway Cumberland Cup Final Preview

We’re delighted to welcome the two finalists, match officials, volunteers and guests this evening

The Fred Conway Cumberland Cup Final Returns to Brunton Park this Evening, in what promises to be a fantastic final. The competition, which began in 1886, has been renamed in honour of our former Chairman Fred Conway.

Tuesday 2 May 2023
Kick Off: 7:00pm
Penrith AFC v Workington AFC
Venue: Brunton Park, Carlisle
Admission: £4 and £2


There’s plenty of local football news included in this evening’s programme.

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. After securing promotion on Saturday, Workington AFC will be aiming to complete the season on a high, while Penrith AFC confirmed their place in the Northern Football League, Division 1 for another season.

Cumberland FA would like to thank hosts Carlisle United FC in the build up to the Final and for their continued support.

Penrith AFC, ten years younger than Workington AFC having begun in 1894, will be looking to lift their first Cumberland Cup since season 2009-10. The Bonny Blues have since been runners up three times in a row from 2016-17 (v Workington AFC), 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Since Penrith AFC last lifted the Cumberland Cup trophy in 2009-10 there have been 5 different Champions of the Senior Cup competition (along with 2 years where it wasn’t completed or played for). On their route to this evening’s Final Workington AFC defeated two of them, last season’s champions Carlisle City in the Semi-Final and 26-time winners Carlisle United in the Quarter Finals. 

Workington AFC and Carlisle United FC have won 11 of the previous 16 competitions. Should Workington AFC lift the trophy this evening, they will have won the competition 27 times, moving one ahead of Carlisle United FC (they are currently on 26 wins each).

Referee John Mulligan takes charge of the Fred Conway Cumberland Cup Final and is assisted by Kevin Mulraine and Matthew Rogerson with Mark Hunter as fourth official.

The player of match will receive a £50 Kitlocker voucher courtesy of Cumberland FA. 

Penrith AFC Juniors will be supporting the Final as ball boys.

Thanks to our partnership with Veo Camera, the Final will be recorded with teams able to access the analysis tools following the fixture.

Tonight sees Cumberland FA launch the partnership with the British Heart Foundation – read about it in our online programme. You can also donate as part of Cumberland Football HERE

Follow the action on our Twitter feed #FredConwayCumberlandCupFinal2023 and if it goes to penalties the action will be streamed live on our Facebook page.