It may have been only rainfall, but nearby road turned into a stream by Sunday evening and the field of Brunton Park resembled a lake. Not any more, Carlisle United showed great determination in saving the field.
Sunday afternoon and evening brought heavy rainfall to northern England. In Carlisle there was so much water that neither sewers nor football field drainage at Brunton Park was able to cope. Water literally created a stream along one of nearby roads and made entering parts of the stadium impossible.
On Monday morning the stadium looked as you can see below, with water at its deepest along the north end of the stadium. While this was better than the evening before, Carlisle United decided to fight with excess water.
The club used 5 water pumps to save the field and before sunset the grass was clear. Thanks to this effort there’s no risk of the team not playing their Saturday Portsmouth fixture at home.