No.156 - 9/10/2015 - 1874 Northwich F.C.

No.156 – 9/10/2015

 

COMING UP THIS WEEK

AFC BLACKPOOL NWCFL PREMIER AWAY SAT 10TH OCTOBER KO 3PM

On Saturday 1874 Northwich visit the sea side to play AFC Blackpool in a NWCFL Premier Division game, kick off 3pm. AFC Blackpool play at the Mechanics Ground, Jepson Way. FY4 5DY.

Previous meetings:

2/8/14 away nwcfl premier won 3-0 Beadle 2, Stewart

18/4/15 home nwcfl premier lost 2-3 Brandon, Mitchell

 Managed by former Vics player Stuart Parker, AFC are currently 19th in the NWCFL Premier Division table with a record of:

P  W D L GF GA GD PTS

10 3 2 5 18 27 -9 11

Last Saturday they lost 7-1 at AFC Liverpool before losing 0-4 at home to Colne on Tuesday.

Their home record, including cup ties, is:

P W D L GF GA

7 2 1 5 10 17

The 7 games played at home have attracted an average crowd of 91, with a highest of 341 for the visit of Runcorn Linnets and a low of 43 for an FA Cup tie against Winsford United.

 Then we are away again on Tuesday:

 

CONGLETON TOWN NWCFL PREMIER AWAY TUES 13TH OCTOBER KO 7.45PM

 

Congleton Town play at Ivy Gardens, Booth Street CW12 4DG.

Previous meetings:

17/9/13 mcsc away lost 1-4 Wellstead

16/9/14 nwcfl premier away won 2-1 Ward 2

14/4/15 nwcfl premier home won 2-0 Chappell 2

With former 1874 players Adam Bayley and Rick Bailey in their ranks Congleton Town are currently 15th in the NWCFL Premier Division table with a record of:

P W D L GF GA GD PTS

9 4 2 3 17 17 0  14

Last Saturday they won 4-3 at AFC Emley in the FA Vase, before beating Bootle 3-0 at home on Tuesday.

Their impressive home record, including cup ties, this season is:

P W D L GF GA

7 5 2 0 19 17

The 7 games played have attracted an average attendance of 140, with the highest being 163 for the visit of Nostell Miners Welfare in the FA Cup and the lowest being 121 against Barnoldswick Town.

On Saturday Congleton town are scheduled to play Colne away.

REPORTS FROM LAST WEEK’S GAMES

1874 SLICE UP PADI’S HAM BY GARRY CLARKE

1874 NORTHWICH 5-4 PADIHAM NWCFL PREMIER 3RD OCTOBER 2015

1874 came out on top in a nine goal thriller at the Barton Stadium in which defences were largely absent. 1874 took the lead four times but could not finish the game off with Padiham equalizing three times. An open game from the start with both teams committed to attack, chances were created at both ends of the pitch throughout an entertaining game.

Mike Brandon and Ryan Jackson combined to set up Matt Beadle although he could only direct his shot at Padiham keeper Sean Davis. After Jackson had another shot saved by Davis, he delivered a cross into the path of Beadle who diverted the ball past Davis to open the scoring in the 15th minute.

Padiham equalized nine minutes later when Kieron Pickup rounded Matt Conkie before shooting home despite four 1874 defenders covering on the goal line.

1874 restored their lead in the 26th minute when good interplay on the edge of Padiham’s area saw Stuart Wellstead played in behind the defence, his low cross to the far post was turned into the net by Jackon from close range.

Padiham hit back in the 39th minute when Alex Ralph skirted round the back of 1874’s defence and unleashed a powerful shot from a tight angle which flew past Conkie at the near post.

Four minutes into the second half 1874 took the lead for the 3rd time in a game which flowed from end to end. As the visitors struggled to clear the ball from their area Wellstead chipped the ball into the path of Beadle, who with only Davis to beat made no mistake with a first time shot.

Padiham went close to leveling the scores when Pickup headed wide and Conkie made two good saves to deny Alex Murphy. The 1874 custodian was unable to prevent Curtis Haley scoring with a header in the 58th minute to tie the game once again.

Jackson put 1874 in front again with a 62nd minute goal of the season contender. Picking up the ball wide on the left he cut inside a defender and sent a long range shot curling beyond Davis into the far side of the net. Jackson then had a cross cleared off the line before Wellstead gave 1874 a glimpse of daylight extending their lead to two goals heading home in the 70th minute from a Ryan Stewart free kick.

After Beadle went close to wrapping up the game with a long range shot which just cleared the bar, Conkie pulled off a fine save from point blank range to push a Mike West shot over the bar.

In the 80th minute Pickup ended a Padiham break by slotting the ball past Conkie to set up a nervy last ten minutes, in which Wellstead shot narrowly wide and Brandon blocked a Haley attempt. 1874 held on to claim the three points in a game enjoyed more by the 256 strong crowd than the two managers.

1874 | 4-4-2 | Conkie (GK), Connor, Thomas, Lomas, Stewart, Wellstead, Woolley, McNichol, Jackson, Brandon, Beadle Subs not used Haughton, Ward, Mason, James, Tulloch

Padiham | 4-4-2 | Davis (GK), Walne, Parkes, Cowan, Bamba, Murphy, West (Scott 86), Hill (Cross 69), Ralph (Fildes 81), Pickup, Haley Subs not used Turner, Massamba

Goals 1874 – Beadle 15, 49 Jackson 26, 63 Wellstead 70 – Padiham Pickup 24, 80 Ralph 39 Haley 58

Referee Michael Handley Attendance 256

MAN of the MATCH selected by MATCH SPONSORS 1874 CAR SHAREMatt Beadle

 

Representatives from Match Sponsor 1874 Car Share

present Matt Beadle with his Man of the Match Award

 

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Player news

Goalkeeper Tom Hunt was released this week, to register for AFC Blackpool. We thank Tom for standing in when Matt Conkie was injured and wish him luck for the future. Supporters will be pleased to know that he won’t be facing us on Saturday!

Ashton sweep aside 1874″ – by Jack Owen

1874 fell to their fourth defeat of the season after being convincingly beaten by Ashton Athletic at Brocstedes Park.

The game started brightly for 1874 as Paul Connor broke down the right to win Northwich an early corner and from it, Matt Woolley hooked the ball left footed which landed just wide of the post,

Then Ashton grew in to the game, making their numbers in midfield count, they exchanged a high number of passes before Ben Kay let go from distance and his effort skimmed the 1874 crossbar,

That was an indication of what was to come. Ashton’s first corner was headed away by Danny Thomas only as far as Kay, who spread the ball wide, and first time it was back in towards Richard Livingston, who made no mistake deftly guiding the ball past a stranded Conkie to make it 1-0.

1874 were being overrun in midfield and Ashton deservedly made it 2-0 on the 29th minute, a whipped corner found the Ashton captain Ian Rowlands who powered the ball in off the far post.Late on in the half, 1874 threatened as Danny Thomas rose highest to win a header from Ryan Jackson’s corner but it was cleared off the line and the danger was averted.

The second half started slowly, as the pitch was now saturated due to the heavy rainfall, but 10 minutes into the half, it was 3-0 to Ashton. Conkie’s kick was mishit and Paul Watson advanced to square the ball to Adam Gilchrist who placed home easily.

1874 struggled to get a hold in the game and Ashton kept on playing very good football on the surface, and the game was wrapped up in the 86th minute, Daniel Regan ran through the 1874 defence and slotted the ball into the bottom right hand corner to cap an extremely impressive performance from the Yellows.

1874 will be disappointed with the result again and will look to bounce back away at AFC Blackpool this coming Saturday.

Attendance: 154 – 1874 TEAM: Conkie, Connor, Thomas, Lomas, Stewart, McNichol, Woolley (C), Wellstead, Jackson, Brandon, Beadle.

SUBS: Ward for Thomas on 53 minutes, Tulloch for Beadle on 73 minutes, Mason for Brandon on 80 minutes. UNUSED: Aaron Kirk and Louis James.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Mid Cheshire Foodbank

The Club will be holding a second collection of food and toiletries to support the Mid Cheshire Foodbank who are active in support of people in crisis in Northwich and Winsford. The collection will be made at the home game on Saturday 24th October against Winsford United and we ask supporters to be as generous as they were in our 2014 collection which resulted in 464KG of donations.

Details of the type of foodstuffs required are as follows:

 

Tinned Meat (e.g. stewing steak; mince & onions)

Tinned Vegetables Tinned Custard Tinned Fruit

Sponge Pudding (long life) Biscuits Dried Milk

Instant Mash Tinned potatoes Jam Dried snack meals

If you wish to help in any way or to make a financial donation, please contact Phil Burgess or Steve Richardson.

Trussell Trust Foodbanks provide three days of emergency food to local individuals and families in crisis Frontline professionals including health visitors, social workers & school liaison officers refer people who are facing hunger, to the foodbank. As well as receiving nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food parcels, people visiting the foodbank are welcomed with a cup of tea, listened to and signposted to agencies who are able to help resolve the underlying cause of the problem.

BY DONATING TO THE FOODBANK YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT LOCAL PEOPLE IN CRISIS

THANK YOU!

1874 Race Night

Back by popular demand, the Club is holding another Race Night on Saturday 17 October at Lostock Club.  We are pleased to say that all the horses and races have been sponsored so thanks to everyone so far.  It would be fantastic to see as many people as possible at the event, as not only is it a good, sociable evening but has proven to be a great fundraiser for the Club in the past.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Mid Cheshire Foodbank

The Club will be holding a second collection of food and toiletries to support the Mid Cheshire Foodbank who are active in support of people in crisis in Northwich and Winsford. The collection will be made at the home game on Saturday 24th October against Winsford United and we ask supporters to be as generous as they were in our 2014 collection which resulted in 464KG of donations.

Details of the type of foodstuffs required will be communicated to supporters closer to the date. If you wish to help in any way or to make a financial donation, please contact Phil Burgess or Steve Richardson.

BIN – Back in Northwich Fund

With the match day collections and a recent contribution from the S&FR Committee, the fund now stands at £8,715.

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The October issue of The NonLeague, the monthly football magazine for supporters of North West non-league football, is available now at just £3.

The latest issue features full length articles on several NWCFL clubs and players including interviews with AFC Liverpool vice-charman Alan Harrison, Eccleshall manager Steve Lloyd, REMYCA gaffer Phil Stafford, Steve Pattison of Chadderton and Barnton’s Leon Knight plus articles on Colne super fan Michael Fletcher, Cheadle Town’s Cheshire FA award and much much more in our NWCFL section of the magazine.

 

This month’s issue also includes interviews with former England star Trevor Sinclair, former Bolton Wanderers legend Kevin Davies and former England Ladies keeper Rachel Brown.

 

We also have a special feature on 7 year-old Alfie Lund, a local child with a rare life limiting condition called Mecp2 Duplication Syndrome. His family is aiming to raise awareness of the illness by asking football fans to help him set a new world record.

 

Every copy sold raises funds for YOUR Football Club

 

Every copy of The NonLeague magazine bought from the club will ensure that OUR Football Club will benefit by £1

 

Please support The NonLeague magazine and YOUR club by picking up your copy FROM THE CLUB SHOP.

 

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1874 around the world – It’s always great to see our name out there in the big wide world.

This week, 1874 was found in South Africa!

 

Not sure about the football shirt below though! – Vicki

 

 

 

U21’s take top spot

1874 Under 21’s 3 v 2 West End Boys Club

 

On a sunny afternoon at Moss Farm 1874 Northwich took on West End Boys Club from Denton, knowing a win would put them at the top of the league.

They couldn’t have got off to a worse start, conceding straight from the kick off. This was probably to be expected as co-incidentally in the reverse fixture earlier in the season 1874 scored straight from the kick off. However 4 minutes into the match 1874 drew level with Taylor Kennerley latching on to a Jordan Leah through ball and finishing smartly. 9 minutes in and West restored their lead.

The game then settled down with both teams creating good chances. Matty Moore just failed to get anything on a Kennerley free kick and then following a free kick and a couple of corners West hit the bar from 25 yards. 1874 were working hard to find an equaliser and had a great chance following Kennerley being pulled down on the edge of the area. Leah blasted the free kick over the bar. Surprisingly the referee decided a talking too was sufficient punishment for the West defender despite him being the last man. Elliot Watkins was making a nuisance of himself and having chased down a defender he pushed his shot just wide as the keeper advanced .Half time 1-2.

Josh Hoare made a change with Joe Clare replacing Leah at the break. 2 minutes into the second half following another burst by Watkins he was brought down in the penalty area, Kennerley stepped up and blasted the resultant penalty into the bottom corner of the net. 2-2. 5 minutes later 1874 took the lead for the first time in the match when this time Kennerley was brought down in the area and picked himself up and despatched the penalty calmly to claim his hat trick.

Taking the lead seemed to give 1874 renewed confidence and threatened the West goal with Watkins going close twice with the West keeper pulling off a fantastic save on one of those occasions which prevented a certain goal. With 15 minutes to go West hit the bar and then Zac Whelan made a superb last gasp tackle to prevent a shot on goal. 1874 kept West at bay for the last 10 minutes however West should have been down to 10 men when a West defender took exception to a tackle by Kieron Pearson and chased him for 10 yards before pushing him in the chest. 1874 saw out the last few minutes to claim the victory.

Team Jack Williams, Callum Hoare, Zac Whelan (c), Kieran Pearson, Matty Moore, Jordan Leah, James Marsh, Ben Isherwood, Taylor Kennerley, Andy Moore, Elliot Watkins. Subs: Joe Clare, Nathan Heap, Luke Mullock (GK)

The win puts 1874 Northwich U21’s at the top of the Championship table which is a credit to the players and the management team of Josh and Alan Hoare. Next fixture is away at Droylsden which will test the skill of the new league leaders!

League Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1874 Northwich

6

4

1

1

8

13

2

Daten

5

4

0

1

11

12

3

Droylsden

4

2

1

1

5

7

4

West Kirby & Wasps

2

2

0

0

6

6

5

Sandbach United

3

2

0

1

5

6

6

Malvern

2

1

1

0

3

4

7

Malpas

3

1

1

1

1

4

8

Egerton

5

1

1

3

-5

4

9

Cheadle Town

5

1

1

3

-17

4

10

West End Boys Club

5

1

0

4

-5

3

11

Crewe

3

1

0

2

-5

3

12

Rylands

3

0

0

3

-7

0

 

NOTE FOR YOUR DIARIES

A General Knowledge Quiz will be held at Winsford United FC (The Barton Stadium) on Friday 23rd October and it is hoped that 1874 will be represented by a few teams

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