Cantilever Park

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

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.

Location Details

Cantilever Park
Common Lane

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Games Attended Here

1206 02/11/2019 Warrington Town 4-1 Hyde United
1205 26/10/2019 Warrington Town 0-1 Ashton United
1203 19/10/2019 Warrington Town 1-2 Stalybridge Celtic
1198 24/09/2019 Warrington Town 0-1 FC United
1191 07/09/2019 Warrington Town 2-2 City of Liverpool
1187 31/08/2019 Warrington Town 1-0 Mickleover Sports
1186 26/08/2019 Warrington Town 3-1 Bamber Bridge
1182 17/08/2019 Warrington Town 1-3 Morpeth Town
1176 22/07/2019 Warrington Town 0-0 Accrington Stanley
1157 11/05/2019 Warrington Town 2-3 Kings Lynn Town
1153 30/04/2019 Warrington Town 4-1 Nantwich Town
1150 22/04/2019 Warrington Town 0-0 Witton Albion
1144 13/04/2019 Warrington Town 2-0 Scarborough Athletic
1142 09/04/2019 Warrington Town 1-0 Whitby Town
1133 09/03/2019 Warrington Town 2-3 Stafford Rangers
1129 23/02/2019 Warrington Town 3-3 Nantwich Town
1125 09/02/2019 Warrington Town 3-1 Hednesford Town
1121 26/01/2019 Warrington Town 3-0 Grantham Town
1115 01/01/2019 Warrington Town 2-0 Bamber Bridge
1110 22/12/2018 Warrington Town 2-1 Buxton
1108 08/12/2018 Warrington Town 4-0 North Ferriby United
1104 24/11/2018 Warrington Town 2-1 Hyde United
1102 17/11/2018 Warrington Town 1-1 Basford United
1100 06/11/2018 Warrington Town 1-2 Stockport County
1097 27/10/2018 Warrington Town 0-1 Prescot Cables
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