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Match Preview: Fred Conway Cumberland Cup Final

Workington AFC v Carlisle United FC

The Fred Conway Cumberland Cup Final Returns to Borough Park this Evening for the first time since 2005-06, 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 for the past two competition seasons.

Fred Conway Cumberland Cup Final
Workington AFC v Carlisle United FC
Borough Park, Workington
Tuesday 23 April 2024

Tickets can be purchased online or on the gate. Adults £5, Concessions (age 16-18 and Over 65s) £2, U16s FREE


Please note that it is cash only on the turnstile, but tickets can be bought using card from the club office in the days leading up to the game and on the day of the game.

Referee: Scott Henry
Assistant Referees: Michael Studholme & Paul Stephenson
4th Official: Callum Black


The player of match will receive a £50 Kitlocker voucher courtesy of our partners

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

Cumberland FA have teamed up with the British Heart Foundation to raise awareness of their fantastic work and promote the potentially lifesaving RevivR training across the

Cumberland grassroots football community, as well as help raise vital funds for their groundbreaking research. You can also donate as part of Cumberland Football HERE


Workington AFC will be aiming to hold onto the Fred Conway Cumberland Cup Trophy which they won emphatically last season beating Penrith AFC 9-1. We are expecting a much closer score line in the 2023-24 Final which brings together the two highest ranked Clubs in Cumberland.Between tonight’s Finalists, Workington AFC have won the competition 27 times (15 as Workington AFC and 12 as Workington) with Carlisle United on 26 wins.

This will be the 11th Cumberland Cup Final meeting between Workington AFC and Carlisle United since the competition began in 1885-86; with Workington AFC crowned Champions 7 times and Carlisle United FC 3 times.

Workington AFC lifted the trophy in 2006-07, 1999-2000, 1936-37, 1934-35, 1909-10 and 1906-7 while during these meetings Carlisle United FC were crowned Champions in 1929-30, 1923-24, 1908-09.

Cumberland FA Cup final celebrations

In this season’s competition, 120 goals have been scored on the way to the Final with 11 hatricks from scorers of 7 different teams throughout the rounds.

Round 1: Travis Fyfe (Whitehaven AFC), Kingsley Grandison (Penrith AFC0, Alfie Brunskill (Penrith AFC), Lewis Selkirk (Windscale AFC) and Lewis Jolly (Windscale AFC)

Round 2: Cain Pears (Workington AFC) and Aaron Collier (Alston Moor FC)

Quarter Final: Jamie Thursby (Whitehaven Miners)

Semi Final: Alfie McCalmont, Sean Maguire and Dan Butterworth (all Carlisle United FC)

Borough Park, the home of Workington AFC last hosted the Cumberland Cup Final in 2005-06 when Workington AFC defeated Carlisle City 1-0 thanks to a goal from Broadley. 

Since 2006-07 the Final has been held at Brunton Park, home of Carlisle United FC.

The History of the Cumberland Cup has been documented in a fantastic book written by Barry Hoggarth documenting the competition from 1886 to 2019.

Following tonight, there will be 7 further 7 County Cup Finals. Find out all the details here.


We will have British Heart Foundation buckets going round on the night, and all cash donations are greatly appreciated. 

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