Winsford United vs 1874 Northwich - 1874 Northwich F.C.

Winsford United vs 1874 Northwich

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Recap

1874 Northwich made a winning return to their former home winning 2-0 at the Barton Stadium in front of a crowd of 627 spectators, an attendance boosted by attendees of the League’s Groundhop weekend.

The victory over their former landlords maintained 1874’s seven point lead at the top of the NWCFL Premier Division table and extended their unbeaten league run to sixteen games.

After an initial feeling out process, 1874 started to gain the ascendancy with Jake Parker and Jack Tinning both going close with shots from outside the area mid way through the first half before captain Matt Woolley opened the scoring in the 25th minute.

With the referee waving play on amidst the home sides claims for hand ball the ball broke to Woolley who from thirty yards unleashed a thunderous drive which flew into the top corner of the net.

Winsford goalkeeper Scott Read produced two fine saves to deny Sam Hare and Mike Koral but was unable to prevent Lee Knight from doubling 1874’s lead in the 31st minute. Picking up the ball near the half way line his surging run into the heart of the Winsford defence left several opponents trailing in his wake before he drilled an angled shot out of Reeds reach into the bottom corner.

The second half descended into a somewhat scrappy affair on a boggy pitch in which neither side looked like scoring although Reed pulled off a couple of good saves and his 1874 counterpart Tony Aghayere saved smartly to keep out a late Sam Madeley effort.

Details

DateTimeLeagueSeasonAttendance
Sun 8 Mar 20202:30 pmHallmark Security League Premier2019/20627

Ground

St Lukes Barton Stadium
The Barton Stadium, Wharton Rd, Winsford CW7 3AE, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Winsford United000
1874 Northwich202

1874 Northwich

# PlayerYellow CardsRed CardsGoals
1Tony Aghayere000
2Mike Koral000
3Jack Tinning000
4Lee Jackson000
5Mark Jones000
6Jake Parker 21000
7Callum Gardner 14000
8Matt Woolley001 (25')
9Stuart Wellstead 12000
10Sam Hare1 (86')00
11Lee Knight 001 (31')
12Taylor Kennerley 9000
14Sam Hind 7000
15Joe Duckworth000
16Harry Cain000
21Lucas Weir 6000

Officials

RefereeAssistant Referee 1Assistant Referee 2
Claudio GavillucciGraeme KearneyMark Hanson