Cantilever Park

Cantilever Park is the ground of my hometown football club Warrington Town, where I am now a Vice President.

The club has played at the 2,500 capacity ground since 1965, and it was the venue for the finest hour in the club’s history – the FA Cup first round win over League Two side in Exeter in November 2014.

It sits on the northern bank on the Manchester Ship Canal in Latchford, and takes its name from the Cantilever Bridge, a high-level road bridge that goes over the canal.

The ground is a lovely little non-league ground. There is a main all-seater stand which the canal runs behind, and then a covered terrace behind one of the goals. There is also another covered terrace on the opposite side to the all-seated stand – which used to have seats, but they were taken out to accommodate extra spectators ahead of the FA Cup tie.

The club house holds the changing rooms, an office and a hospitality lounge, while there is also a social club attached to the ground.

Down that side there is also a club shop and a small refreshments hut. You can stand along the pitch at any point, including next to the dugouts, which is an experience, particularly with Shaun Reid as Warrington manager.

Unfortunately, the ground’s location isn’t great. The ground is easily missed as you go round the corner of Loushers Lane. It’s a couple of miles from the town’s bus and rail stations, although you can get a bus from the town centre to the ground.

You get to the ground through a small car park, and there are then three turnstiles tucked away to the right hand corner of the ground.

In my first few years following Warrington, I used to sit in the main seated stand across the other side of the ground. It’s a fairly good view from there, although you tend to get a good view at all non league grounds, given the proximity to the pitch.

Speaking of the pitch, I can’t talk about Cantilever Park without mentioning it. It’s a bit bobbly at times, and a bit uneven in one corner. However, the groundsman does a fantastic job. It’s just a consequence of the ground’s location.

The ground is of course my most local football ground. The atmosphere is as good as it can be with 250 spectators on home games, especially in the shed end. For the sold out FA Cup tie, it was electric. A night I will never forget, and probably a night that won’t be repeated for a very long time.

Address
Cantilever Park
Common Lane
Warrington
WA4 2RS

Home to: Warrington Town FC
Capacity: 2500
Opened: 1965
Ground #: 61

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Games Attended Here

IDDateMatchSport
1095 20/10/2018 Warrington Town 2-2 Halifax Town
1093 13/10/2018 Warrington Town 0-1 Matlock Town
1090 06/10/2018 Warrington Town 2-1 Telford United
1087 29/09/2018 Warrington Town 3-0 South Shields
1086 25/09/2018 Warrington Town 2-0 Consett
1081 15/09/2018 Warrington Town 1-0 Marine
1077 04/09/2018 Warrington Town 2-0 Workington
1073 25/08/2018 Warrington Town 0-0 Stalybridge Celtic
1071 18/08/2018 Warrington Town 0-2 Farsley
1051 01/05/2018 Warrington Town 0-3 Grantham Town
1049 21/04/2018 Warrington Town 1-1 Halesowen Town
1048 17/04/2018 Warrington Town 2-1 Shaw Lane
1043 10/04/2018 Warrington Town 0-0 Nantwich Town
1039 27/03/2018 Warrington Town 1-1 Workington
1035 20/03/2018 Warrington Town 4-1 Hednesford Town
1032 17/03/2018 Warrington Town 2-1 Grantham Town
1028 10/03/2018 Warrington Town 2-0 Barwell
1021 20/02/2018 Warrington Town 0-2 Lancaster City
1018 17/02/2018 Warrington Town 3-1 Mickleover Sports
1016 13/02/2018 Warrington Town 0-1 Stalybridge Celtic
1003 16/01/2018 Warrington Town 2-0 Ebbsfleet United
1001 06/01/2018 Warrington Town 1-0 Buxton
1000 01/01/2018 Warrington Town 0-0 Marine
997 23/12/2017 Warrington Town 1-3 Coalville Town
994 16/12/2017 Warrington Town 0-0 Altrincham
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