Vicki England | 1874 Northwich F.C.

A message for 1874 Supporters – Macron Cup Final

The Board of 1874 Northwich knows that football is a passionate game and supporters can be completely immersed in it and have various ways of showing their support.  Positive support is hugely welcomed as it adds to a good environment on a matchday and experience for all.  However, if behaviour is less than positive and where it jeopardises the safety and enjoyment of others attending a match, it is likely to bring 1874 Northwich into disrepute and the club would face a charge.

1874 is well supported and enjoys an excellent reputation for good behaviour, both on and off the field.  However as we head into the high profile and very prestigious Macron Cup Final tomorrow, the club would like to issue a timely reminder to its supporters that anti-social behaviour, racial, discriminatory or obscene chanting, encroaching onto the field of play or having possession of a smoke bomb is unacceptable and any supporter found to be in breach of these conditions, will be excluded from the ground, and could face a ban and may be subject to criminal proceedings.

The Hallmark Security League have also announced that supporters must not bring alcohol into the ground and that there will be bag searches on entry for safety reasons.  The League and Altrincham FC reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone deemed unfit to enter the ground.

1874 has worked with the League and has agreed to provide club representatives to liaise with Altrincham Stewards, to offer advice and support to our supporters before and throughout the game.

Our supporters are at the heart of everything and we are proud of how we conduct ourselves as a football club.  We enjoy the matchdays and support our team, whatever the result.  We know that everyone from 1874 will continue to represent our wonderful club, the way in which we all expect.

Thank you and enjoy the final !



Saturday 4th May 2019, KO 1.00pm

J Davidson Stadium, Altrincham Football Club, Moss Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8AP


The Club has received the following admission information from the Management Committee of the Hallmark Security League.


To help alleviate any pressure on the turnstiles, tickets will be allocated to both clubs for pre-match sales at the following cost:

£8 Adult, £5 concessions, £3 Children (Children under 16 free of charge with paying adult)

On the day admission will be £10 adult, £5 concessions, £3 Children (Children under 16 free of charge with paying adult)

Turnstiles will be open from 11.45am. There is on street parking for spectators.

A match programme will cost £1.50 and will be on sale at the ground.

Alcohol must not be brought into the ground and there will be bag searches on entry for safety reasons. Altrincham FC and/or The League reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone deemed unfit to enter the ground.


We are hopeful that we will receive the tickets from the League, in time for Saturday’s home game against Charnock Richard.  With the kind permission of Winsford United, we will then be selling them at our Easter Monday derby and then they will be available at Thursday evening’s match against Whitchurch Alport and at our final home game against Runcorn Town on Saturday 27 April.

It would be appreciated if supporters would purchase their tickets in advance of the day, to assist with the smooth running of the Cup Final.

Thank you

Vicki England – Football Secretary

1874 Northwich v Whitchurch Alport – match rearrangement

Following the difficult situation in having to abandon Tuesday evening’s game, due to floodlight failure, the two clubs have agreed to reschedule the match on Thursday 25 April 7.45pm.  1874 officials have been in close contact with Winsford United and they are taking urgent action to rectify the problem, therefore we will plan to play the evening game at the St Luke’s Barton Stadium.

We appreciate that the abandonment was disappointing and inconvenienced everyone in attendance.  Therefore, the Board of 1874 Northwich has agreed that there will be free entry for all supporters at the rearranged game next Thursday.  However, we are mindful that we need to cover the costs associated in staging the game and therefore if supporters wish to make a voluntary contribution towards these costs, then of course it would be sincerely appreciated.

Thank you

End of Season Awards and Presentation Night 2018/2019

We are nearing the end of our sixth season and what another memorable one for the Club.   The Management and Squad have worked hard for 1874, they have provided many memories and have delivered a Macron Cup final day out on May 4, which we hope all supporters will enjoy.

We would now like to ask 1874 supporters to choose their Player of the Year and Goal of the Season.  Voting slips will be available at our games this week – Whitchurch Alport on Tuesday, Charnock Richard on Saturday and Runcorn Town on Saturday 27 April.  We will also collect voting slips on Easter Monday, at our away game to Winsford United!

You can also vote by emailing  Please provide your first, second and third choices for Player of the Season and provide your favourite goal from the list below.

Voting will close at 10pm on SUNDAY 28 APRIL so please make your votes count as soon as possible.

The awards will be announced at our popular End of Season Presentation Evening.  This will take place on Friday 10 May at Hartford Golf Club; tickets are priced at £20 and include a lovely three course meal.  This is a great chance to be a part of another terrific 74 social evening and gives us an opportunity to thank the Management, First Team and U21 squads, who will all be in attendance, for their efforts for the Club.  You can secure your place by popping in to the office to see Vicki, or leave your name with Pam in the Club shop.  You can also email  Please note that we will need to collect the money before the event.

For further information about the end of season voting and Presentation Evening, please contact the Vicki at the Club on 07975 679624.

A Sam Hare v Chadderton – 20 Oct

Good build up play and finish on his first game back

B Taylor Kennerley v Charnock Richard – 17 Nov

Strong run down the wing powerful shot from tight angle

C Scott McGowan v Charnock Richard – 17 Sep

Received low cross with back to goal swivelled to steer ball home

D Callum Gardner v Congleton T – 5 Jan

Cross from left wing met with a stunning volley

E Scott McGowan v West Didsbury – 26 Jan

Spectacular dipping long range first time shot

F Taylor Kennerley – Barnoldswick Town – 15 Feb

Great team build up and finish

G Mike Koral v Burscough– 9 Mar

Powerful finish after a good run and set up from Aaron Smith

H Callum Gardner v Congleton Town – 6 Apr

Met a cross with a sweetly struck angled volley

 **We hope to provide video footage of the goals as soon as possible – watch this space!**


1874 Members to have a say on the Club’s Away Kit

After a 20 day consultation period, we would like to not just thank our fans, but those from the wider football community who helped take part in this process. As a club we received a huge number of kits with a wide variety of designs which is key as we take the next steps in creating our new away kit.

At a meeting this week with our sub-committee, we discussed at length various options in order to create the best outcome for everyone at the club and how best to incorporate the vast talents of artist Phil Galloway, who we are looking forward to collaborating with on this project.

The aim of this week’s meeting was to work out the main colour options that appeared the most frequent. After this meeting, we settled on 4 colour choices which we deemed the most popular during the consultation period. These are as follows

  • Lilac/light purple
  • Light blue
  • Light grey
  • Pink

At this point we ask all Members to have their say and vote for their favourite colour choice from the options above. The vote will be open from the 26 March-1 April, so we encourage members to return their votes promptly.

To vote, please send an email stating your preference for the main away kit colour as either Lilac / Light Purple, Light Blue, Light Grey or Pink to our Company Secretary Rob Ashcroft – Please note, only one choice per member and you must also include your name, and not just your email, on the reply.

If any Member does not currently have access to emails, then please text/phone the Club on 07975 679624 or chat to any member of the 1874 Board at the matches against Squires Gate at home (Tuesday 26th) or at Congleton Town (Saturday 30th).

We really want to create a memorable kit which has a story and means something to each and every 1874 fan on a match day.

We will keep fans updated and make another statement shortly when the colour choice has been announced and to inform you on the next few stages we will go through.

Matthew Waters – 1874 Media Officer

Club Sponsor – Britannia Carpets

1874 Northwich is absolutely delighted to announce that Britannia Carpets have agreed to continue their sponsorship of our football club.  This is very welcome news, Britannia Carpets is a popular, local, family run business renowned for quality and customer service and 1874 has been proud of its association with them since the club was formed.  During the discussions, Britannia Carpets highlighted that they were extremely pleased how the link with the club had developed over the last six years and they had no hesitation in wanting that to continue in the future.

We would like to sincerely thank Britannia Carpets for their support and friendship and look forward to continuing the close relationship we have with them in the future.

1874 Northwich Team Photo

1874 is extremely grateful to all of the local companies that offer their support and we would urge supporters to use their services whenever possible.

An 1874 Racing success

1874 Race Night

On Saturday, 1874 Northwich held another extremely successful Race Night.

Thankfully, the horrible weather did not put people off and the room at the Gladstone Club was filled with happy punters, hoping to beat the ‘Bookie’.  An enjoyable night was had by all and we are thrilled to advise that a magnificent and record breaking £1,152 was raised for club funds.

Our sincere thanks go to Toddy and the Social & Fundraising Committee, along with the volunteers on the evening for their assistance.  We would also like to thank all the sponsors of the races and owners of the horses for their generous support, the Gladstone Club for hosting us and everyone for attending.

Kyle Riley

1874 supporters will know that over the last few months, Kyle has not been able to be play due to an ongoing illness. It is with huge sadness that the club must advise that Kyle has needed to take the heart-breaking decision to end his football career. This decision has been made, following the medical advice that he has been given.

Kyle has asked that the Club send out the following message

“I would like to thank all the lads that I have played with at 1874. I have been in contact with them and have told them what a very special set of guys they are and what a fantastic dressing room we have. I would also like to thank Wayne Goodison and Paul Bowyer for giving me the opportunity to play for the club, for listening to my moans but for enabling me to love my football.

The biggest thank you has to go to all the fans, who made me feel so welcome from day one. I will never forget seeing so many supporters in ‘Kyle masks’ at the game, that was a special moment, it certainly lifted my spirits. The banter during my time at ’74, has been outstanding and I will always appreciate the relationship I have had with the supporters, I always tried to give my best in return.

Football has been my life and as everyone will appreciate, I am completely devastated but I have to be sensible and listen to the advice of the experts. 1874 is in my blood and I will be at games as much as I can and will stand side by side with the fans. Thank you so much to everyone”

On behalf of everyone at 1874, I would like to send our love and support to Kyle at this hard time for him. We completely understand that this is the only option for Kyle, which is a very hard one however we are very pleased that he will remain involved with our Club. He is part of our 74 family.

Vicki England
Football Secretary

Meet the Manager Evening

A date for your diary – Meet the Manager evening

Paul Bowyer and Wayne Goodison have asked that a Meet the Manager evening be arranged, to give them an opportunity to catch up with supporters about the season so far.  Members of the Board will also be present, and they will attempt to answer supporters’ questions on general club matters.

The Supporters evening will take place on Thursday 6 December, at Moss Farm Social Club starting at 7pm.  There is plenty of parking on site and the bar will be open.

For more information, please contact Vicki or 07975 679624

Hope to see you there!


FA Vase travel arrangement to Newcastle Benfield – Saturday 3 November 2018

The club has organised a coach to our FA Vase second round match against Newcastle Benfield.

It will depart from the Memorial Court (car park side) in Northwich at 9am.  The cost will be £15 per seat.

You can book seats by one of the following methods:


Text or phone 07975 679624

In person – please see Vicki at the Chadderton game on Saturday or Pam in the Club shop before the Silsden game on Saturday 27 October.

To assist us with arrangements, we would be grateful if supporters could pay for their coach seat in advance of the day.  We will be taking payments at our home game against Silsden or alternatively, should you wish to pay by bank transfer, please let Vicki know at the time of booking.

If there is enough demand, then a further coach will be ordered.  Therefore we would really appreciate it, if you could book as soon as possible to help with our arrangements.

Our supporters played a huge part in our successful and enjoyable away days last season, so we hope that once again, the team will be backed in good numbers.