The boys are set to be back in Workington Town later this month as the club celebrates its Lancashire Cup winning side of 1977.

Town are holding a reunion dinner for the team on Friday, May 11 at Derwent Park.

And they hope to see as many of their former players at the celebration as possible.

"The Lancashire Cup final was an important part of the club's heritage," said Town chairman Garry Mounsey.

"So we are really keen to commemorate the occasion and welcome back as many players from that era as possible.

"Obviously there are some players who are no longer with us but it is now even more important to pay tribute to their part in the club's history."

Right throughout the glory years of the 1950s, the Lancashire Cup was the one trophy that alluded Workington.

So when Town won the trophy in 1977, their second of what was to be four consecutive Lancashire Cup finals, there was cause for great celebration.

The side, captained by Paul Charlton, and featuring big names such as Eddie Bowman and Boxer Walker, triumphed over Wigan in a real cup thriller.

The Wigan team at the time were ferocious and Workington were the underdogs as they set off for the final at Wilderspool.

Ike Southward, the former GB winger, was the Town coach at the time, as his side clinched a memorable 16-13 victory.

Boxer Walker dominated the game to give Town the opportunity to snatch the trophy from under Wigan's noses.

Ian Wright and Ray Wilkins both got over the try line and Iain McCorquodale proved invaluable with the boot as he added four goals, with Walker tagging on two drop goals.

Tickets for the event, priced £30, are available from the club on 01900 603609, Helen McDowell on 07557 955622 or Les Smallwood on 07412 585157.

The night will consist of a meal, footage from the game, question and answers with players and a quiz.

Players attending include the Gorley brothers, Billy Pattinson, Alan Banks, Boxer Walker and Iain McCorquodale. The Lancashire Cup itself will also be present for pictures.