Ground: Borough Park
Location: Workington, Cumbria
My third new ground of 2020 was on Saturday 29th February at Borough Park in Workington, Cumbria. The game was Workington vs. Clitheroe in Northern Premier League Division One North West.
Borough Park is on the banks of the River Derwent half a mile north of the town centre. The river borders the northern side of the ground with the eastern side backing onto a park and the southern side closest to a council building across the road. To the west is a supermarket with the town's rugby league stadium beyond this. The venue is just under half a mile north of Workington railway station and has been home to the club since 1937 when the club moved a short distance from the aforementioned Lonsdale Park.
The entrance to the ground is on the western side and leads onto an six level uncovered concrete terrace. There is a small covered seating area by the halfway line for officials and media only and this area is split in two by access to the dressing rooms contained within the stand. Working towards the northern end is an uncovered concrete terrace with access to the bar and clubhouse and then a flat concrete section running up the north-west quadrant. This north-west quadrant sees the start of an uncovered eight level concrete terrace which extends behind the northern goal round to the north-east quadrant.
Result: Workington 4-1 Clitheroe
Division: Northern Premier League Division One North West