1874 NORTHWICH 3-0 WEST DIDSBURY & CHORLTON
FA CUP EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND
14TH AUGUST 2015
1874 Northwich kicked off the 2015/16 Emirates FA Cup competition with a 3-0 extra preliminary round win against fellow NWCFL outfit West Didsbury & Chorlton at the Barton Stadium on Friday.
Although straight from the kick off play switched quickly from end to end, neither side looked like scoring in the opening 30 minutes despite both teams having several attempts at goal.
1874 opened the scoring in the 31st minute when, in a packed six yard box, Neil Chappell applied the finishing touch to an Aarron Kirk shot after Wests had failed to clear a corner.
Moments later Wests’ goalkeeper Paul Hughes did well to save a deflected Matty Ward shot with his legs; however he could not prevent Chappell doubling 1874’s advantage in the 37th minute. Rising highest at the far post 1874’s captain headed home from a corner.
In the opening minutes of the second half Mike Brandon fired a free kick inches over the bar as 1874 started to dominate the game delivering several dangerous crosses into Wests’ penalty area, although none could be converted into goals.
West Didsbury & Chorlton worked hard throughout the second half in an attempt to get back into an entertaining game. Wary not to be caught on the break by their visitors 1874’s centre backs Matt Woolley and Dilan Lomas repelled their attacks, although Jordan Poole did strike a shot against the post and Louis James twice denied Ben Steer with perfectly timed last ditch tackles.
In the closing minutes Brandon had a header cleared off the line and a header saved at point blank range by Hughes.
After a lengthy delay due to an injury to Steer, Ryan Jackson completed the scoring deep into stoppage time to send 1874 through into the preliminary round, as well as picking up £1,500 prize money.
1874 – Conkie, Connor, James, Woolley, Lomas, Chappell, Jackson, Kirk, Brandon, Ward, Ledwards (Hill 60mins). Subs not used McNicholl, Stewart, Stadnicki, Mitchell, Tulloch.
WESTS – Hughes, Mason, Simcock, Potts, Rogers, Eckersley (Woods ht), Gleave (Poizer 70mins), Poole,Steer, Gavin, Wolden. Subs not used Murphy, Livesy, Schofield, Russell, Mitten.
GOALS – Chappell 31,37 Jackson 90+5
ATTENDANCE 350 REFEREE Joe Simpson
MEN OF THE MATCH SELECTED BY MATCH SPONSOR EDDIE PHILLIPS
1874 – NEIL CHAPPELL WDC – MARK ROGERS
|Fri 14 Aug 2015||7:45 pm||F.A. Cup||2015/16|
|St Lukes Barton Stadium|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|West Didsbury & Chorlton||0||0||0|
|#||Player||Yellow Cards||Red Cards||Goals|
|6||Neil Chappell||0||0||2 (31', 37')|
|7||Ryan Jackson||0||0||1 (90')|
|11||Elliot Ledwards 14||0||0||0|
|14||Martin Hill 11||0||0||0|