Welcome to the 2015 Uppies & Downies Good Friday game. Liam and Sarah are on the field and we'll be here all night to bring you the action as it happens!
There's around 50 people gathered on the field tonight and two police vans have already arrived to watch the throw off. Liam says the weather's okay.
Veteran Uppie Joe Clark says there's a lot of new faces at the Cloffocks and he hopes that means his rallying cry has worked. He says he's expecting an Uppie victory "because there has to be one" and has told his team mates that if the ball goes in the river, they shouldn't give up
Uppie Elvin Jarvis is back for his second game after an accident at work - he's also predicting an Uppie win - and says he is ready to get right back into the fray!
Five-year-old Darcie Langcake will today become the ninth member of her family to throw off the ball to start the annual Uppies and Downies series.
Is she the youngest person to ever throw off the ball?
Uppies appear determined - but will it be enough?
William Tunstall, 74, of Grey Street, Workington, is among the crowd, watching. He used to play - although he wouldn't reveal to Liam whether he was an uppie or a downie!
Uppie Ryan Kelly , 26, of Westfield, said he's hoping for an Uppie win - he said "We're doing it for Shane Ball, the ball maker, and we met in the Bounty before to talk tactics. We have a cunning plan."
Hundreds of people there now - it's shaping up to be a good game!
Two minutes to go.........
And we're off........ the ball has been thrown off!
Ha! Me in a group of sweaty men, dennis b, I wouldn't even begin to know where to put myself.....
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We seem to have lost Liam. It's his first game so he's either overawed by it all or in the middle of the scrum.
It's just been lobbed to the top of Allerdale car park, Bob. Uppies managed to outfox Downies who had almost got it into the beck
scrum middle of field where fair goes
still hundreds of people here too