How it rides this recession, however, is another matter.Workington’s growth mirrors that of its neighbour, Whitehaven, eight miles down the coast.Whitehaven was even invaded by Americans at one point.Despite this cultural turmoil, two things are easily recognisable as both uniquely Cumbrian, and worth celebrating: the countryside, and the people.
However the visitors were slow to start after a long journey north, and breathed a sigh of relief after watching Scott Allison blaze high after sneaking behind the visitors’ defence.
The home team were awarded a penalty by referee John Mulligan when Calvin Hare hauled down Allison after the attacker had reached first an under-hit back-pass.
However Anthony Wright’s spot kick was blocked brilliantly by Witton’s goalkeeper with an outstretched leg.
Workington were unable to use former Durham Academy bowler Andrew Ireland after he sustained a shoulder injury.
But they did take three quick wickets to leave Wigton 108-3 and give the champions an edge.