Workington Reds have marked a milestone on the road to achieving a “Stay Home Record” with a recreation of their iconic clash against Manchester United.

On January 4 1958, Borough Park saw Workington Reds face Manchester United’s formidable Busby Babes in their most famous match.

The side have virtually recreated the match and it is set to stream live on YouTube in a ‘Stay Home Record’ attempt tomorrow from 3pm.

Tickets can be purchased with a donation, which will be split between Workington Red’s Covid-19 emergency fund and NHS charities.

Whilst raising vital funds for the club and frontline NHS staff, Reds are hoping to top their all-time attendance record of 21,500 fans.

So far the virtual attendance is set to topple their record attendance figure of recent times. Workington Reds’ clash against FC United of Manchester saw 2,603 fans in attendance during the 2014-2015 season.

Chairman Les Byers said that it is a pivotal moment for the club and the side hope for the continued support of their fans during a difficult period.

“It is the biggest of the fundraising projects,” he said. “Anything that we can raise is vital to our future.

“We have had some good people who have tweeted it and shared it, people like Alex Stepney – he was Manchester United goalkeeper in the time of George Best.”

To mark the historic occasion, Reds hope to unearth the match ball which was signed after the game by players of both sides, including legendary players from the Busby Babes: Duncan Edwards, Tommy Taylor and Roger Byrne.

The souvenir ball was later donated to Workington Boys Club for a fundraising raffle.

Reds would like to borrow the ball to relive the club’s history.

Fans can watch Workington Reds vs Manchester United on Saturday from 3pm with a £2 donation. For more details on current and future Reds fundraising, visit their Facebook page.