No.160 - 6/11/2015 - 1874 Northwich F.C.

No.160 – 6/11/2015

The Club of the Month Awards for October 2015 included YOUR CLUB:

PREMIER DIVISION – 1874 NORTHWICH

Following these results:
03.10 – Padiham (home) won 5 – 4
06.10 – Ashton Athletic (away) lost 4 – 0
10.10 – AFC Blackpool (away) won 3 – 4
13.10 – Congleton Town (away) draw 4 – 4
17.10 – Barnoldswick Town (home) won 2 – 1
20.10 – Alsager Town (away) won 0 – 5
24.10 – Winsford United (home) won 4 – 0 (Men Utd Cup Round 2)
31.10 – Rochdale Town (away) won 2 – 4 (FA Vase Round 1)

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Chairman of the NWCFL Paul Lawler presents the award to Ian Street

OUR LAST TWO OUTINGS

‘WICH(ES) FLYING HIGH ON HALLOWEEN BY GARRY CLARKE

ROCHDALE Town 2-4 1874 NORTHWICH FA VASE 1ST ROUND 31/10/15

1874 Northwich overcame a spirited Rochdale Town winning 4-2 at the Mayfield Sports Centre to progress to the second round of the FA Carlsberg Vase.

Despite struggling towards the wrong end of the NWCFL First Division table the hosts made life difficult for 1874, working hard throughout an entertaining game Rochdale were a match for 1874 although the visitors, despite not being at their best, never looked like losing.

1874 started strongly, Rochdale’s goalkeeper Mike Smith saved well to keep out a Ryan Mitchell header in the 5th minute and a couple of minutes later he denied Mike Brandon, who also fired a long range shot narrowly wide as did Matty Ward. Desperate Rochdale defenders also had to scramble the ball clear of their goal on a couple of occasions.

Having survived the early onslaught, Rochdale started to come more into the game. Ryan Alessandra whipped a dangerous cross into the 1874 area, but could not find a team mate. Ryan Burgess sent two long range shots wide of the target and Carl Fitton tried his luck with an attempt from the half way line which Matt Conkie easily dealt with.

In the 27th minute Brandon combined with Matt Beadle outside the Rochdale area, as Brandon entered the penalty area he was felled by a Rochdale defender. After a few seconds deliberation as he assessed the extra markings on the pitch (also used for Rugby League) referee Sam Barrett pointed to the penalty spot. Beadle sent Smith the wrong way to put 1874 in front. As the half drew to a close Smith did well to tip an Aiden Houghton shot from the left wing over the bar after Rochdale had had several shots blocked by desperate 1874 defenders.

The opening minutes of the second half saw Louis James fire a shot over the bar, while Conkie tipped a Fitton free kick over his bar before 1874 travelled along “route one” for their second goal in the 53rd minute. Beadle flicked Conkie’s long clearance into the path of Brandon who calmly slotted the ball past Smith.

Rochdale pulled a goal back in the 69th minute when hesitation in the 1874 defence allowed Scott Afrey to nip in and score from close range. Three minutes later 1874’s two goal advantage was restored when Ward unleashed a low drive from 25 yards which evaded Smith. Ward went close to further increasing the lead ten minutes later when his surging run from midfield through the defence was halted by a last ditch tackle just as he was about to shoot with the goal at his mercy.

After Alfrey smashed a volley into the side netting, Dan Cawley settled 1874’s nerves with an 88th minute goal shooting home from distance. However, before 1874 could take their deserved place in the next round Gareth Hill lost his marker at a corner to head home from a corner deep into stoppage time.

1874 – Conkie, Connor, Lomas, Woolley, Mitchell, Brandon, Kirk, Houghton (Cawley 82), Beadle (Tulloch 87), Ward, James. Subs not used Stewart, McNicholl, Mason.

ROCHDALE TOWN – Smith, Alessandra, Fitton, G.Hill, J.Hill, Astley, P,Carey (Alfrey 68), Burgess, Thompson (Owens 81), Bennion, Disley. Subs not used j.Carey, Kershaw, Williams.

GOALS – 1874: Beadle 27, Brandon 53, Ward 72, and Cawley 86.
Rochdale: Alftey 69 and G.Hill 90+5

ATTENDANCE 142 REFEREE – Sam Barrett

Manager Ian Street gave his thoughts after the game:

“I am really pleased to be in the hat for the next round following our 4-2 win.
It was always going to be a tough game and our opponents had a good attitude and worked hard for all the game. The score line probably should have been a bit more convincing in our favour with a few good opportunities that we didn’t make the most of.
“We had to change our shape a bit due to a couple of injuries and a couple cup-tied, but the most important thing was to get the win in a very important competition for us”.

1874 Northwich 1-0 West Didsbury & Chorlton – Tuesday 3/11/15 by Jack Owen

1874 moved up to 2nd in the League with a 1-0 victory over a well organised West side,

A fine header from Ryan Mitchell on the 63rd minute after a superb delivery from Matty Ward decided a close contest in terrible conditions.

Ian Street made three changes to Saturday’s side with Dan Cawley making his first start for 1874, Craig Farnworth returning to the side after being unavailable in the cup and Stuart Wellstead again took up his place after being cup tied for the Rochdale game.

The visitors started well, keeping the ball well and trying to create the chance for an opening goal, and indeed the first chance of the game fell to Ashley Woods, but his effort was blocked well by Craig Farnworth,

The pace of the game then settled with play switching from end to end. Beadle went close for 1874 after finding space from Wellstead’s pass but his effort was also blocked by Anthony Potts.

A key opportunity arrived on the 15 minute mark, Matthew Kay set up Lee Gavin for a strike from 20 yards, but his effort flew harmlessly over the crossbar,

West had a penalty on the 24th minute, as Ashley Woods rounded Conkie, and the 1874 stopper brought the forward down, and received a yellow card for his troubles

Matthew Kay stepped up to take it, but he chose power over placement and this didn’t pay off as his effort smashed off the inside of the right hand post and out to safety – a big let off for 1874,

The half continued to swing back and to with no side able to gain a real hold of the match. However, 1874 were slowly gaining more confidence and control with Wellstead and Brandon both having good chances blocked well by centre half Kelvin Lugsden..HT: 0-0

The second half started well for 1874 and after Beadle was fouled around 25 yards from goal, Wellstead took the freekick but his effort went just over the cross bar.

Matt Beadle had a great chance to give 1874 the lead, after the ball fell to him in the box, his effort was low and hard but a great reaction save from Buckley-Smith denied the striker.

Mike Brandon was fouled out wide on the right by Lugsden and from the free kick 1874 took the lead.Matty Ward whipped in a fantastic ball which found the onrushing Ryan Mitchell who neatly applied the finishing touch to head the ball home.

West then put the pressure on 1874, but the whole back four stood their ground well, and defended bravely with some great blocks and clearances. The partnership of Ryan Mitchell and Craig Farnworth was looking very impressive.

Kelvin Lugsden was sent off for West on the 90th minute after hacking down Stuart Wellstead while the forward held the ball in the corner flag,

1874, marshalled well by Captain Matt Woolley, kept their composure and saw the game out to collect the three 3 points which took 1874 up to second in the league and made it 6 wins from 6 games. ATT: 216 MOTM: Matt Woolley

1874 TEAM: Matt Conkie, Paul Connor, Craig Farnworth, Ryan Mitchell, Louis James, Matt Woolley (C), Mike Brandon, Stuart Wellstead, Matt Ward, Matt Beadle and Dan Cawley.

SUB: Steve McNichol for Dan Cawley on 76 minutes.
SUBS UNUSED: Corey Mason, Aiden Haughton, Stuart Tulloch, Dilan Lomas.

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The Match Ball was sponsored by NOSEY PARKER SWEETS and after the game Geoff Parker and his grandson Jack presented 1874 Captain with the Man of the Match Award

COMING UP THIS WEEK BY GARRY CLARKE

SILSDEN NWCFL PREMIER AWAY

SATURDAY 7TH NOVEMBER 2015 KICK OFF 3.00PM

On Saturday 1874 Northwich travel over the hills into Yorkshire to face Silsden in a NWCFL Premier Division fixture, kick off 3pm

Silsden play at the Angel Telecom Stadium, Keighley Road, Silsden BD20 0EH.

Previous meetings:
8/11/14 away NWCFL won 2-0 Ward, Beadle
8/4/15 home NWCFL won 6-1 Beadle 2, Thomas, Chappell, Mitchell, Woolley

Silsden are currently 19th in the NWCFL Premier Division table with a record of:

P  W D L GF GA GD  PTS
15 4 3 8 22 35 -13 15

Last Saturday they lost 4-2 at home to Sunderland RCA in the FA Vase, prior to that they had lost 3 out of their last 4 home games.

At home this season their record, including cup ties, is:

P  W D L GF GA
12 4 1 7 20 28

Their 12 home games have attracted an average crowd of 113, the highest being 262 for the visit of Nelson and the lowest 53 against West Allotment Celtic in the FA Cup.

Away Travel to Silsden – NWC Premier – 7 November 2015 

The Club has arranged a supporters coach to our League match at Silsden
It will leave the Police Station bus stop at 12.00pm and will call at the Manchester Road, Lostock pick up at 12.05pm.
To book a seat on the Away Travel service, please contact the club either by phone/text to 07975 679624, by email to secretary@1874northwich.com The cost is £12 per seat.
Last season Silsden offered us a warm welcome and superb hospitality and all supporters enjoyed their visit. Please consider using the Away Travel Service to support the Club.

ALSAGER TOWN CHESHIRE SENIOR CUP HOME

TUESDAY10TH NOVEMBER 2015 KICK OFF 7.45PM

On Tuesday 1874 Northwich host Alsager Town at the Barton Stadium in the Cheshire Senior Cup.This will be the third meeting of the two clubs this season.

Previous meetings:
12/08/14 away NWCFL drew 1-1 Short
28/10/14 home NWCFL won 1-0 Woods
25/08/15 home NWCFL drew 1-1 Jackson
20/10/15 away NWCFL won 5-0 Brandon 2, Beadle 2, Wellstead

Alsager Town are currently bottom of the NWCFL Premier Division table with a record of:

P  W D L  GF GA GD  PTS
15 1 2 12 19 41 -22 5

Last Saturday Alsager Town beat Barrowash Victoria 5-4 on penalties in the FA Vase after the game at Woodland Court had ended 2-2 after extra time (1-1) after 90 minutes. This ended a run of 3 straight defeats and was Alsager Town’s first game under new manager Scott Dundas.
Away from Woodland Court their record, including cup ties, so far this season is:

P W D L GF GA
6 0 1 5 7  19

On Saturday Alsager Town are due to play AFC Darwen in a home NWCFL Premier Division fixture.

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

TheNonLeagueMag @TheNonLeagueMag

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 buying your copy
FROM THE CLUB SHOP.

BELIEVE US THIS MAGAZINE IS A BRILLIANT READ FOR ALL FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS AND AS YOU CAN PROBABLY APPRECIATE IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME (AND MONEY) TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER.
THEREFORE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL NON LEAGUE FOOTBALL CLUBS DO THEIR BEST TO PROMOTE THIS MAGAZINE AND SELL AS MANY COPIES AS POSSIBLE.

WE RECEIVE A GOOD QUANTITY OF COPIES EACH MONTH AND THESE COME TO US ON A SALE OR RETURN BASIS (WHICH IS AN EXCELLENT ARRANGEMENT) BUT A CLUB WITH AS MUCH SUPPORT AS OURS NEEDS TO SELL AS MANY COPIES AS POSSIBLE.

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING THIS A REGULAR MONTHLY PURCHASE

YOU CAN RESERVE YOUR COPY EACH MONTH (JUST LET PAM KNOW IN THE SHOP OR CONTACT Brian Edge: brian.edge2@btinternet.com or 07711 505414)

IN THE COMMUNITY

An opportunity to enjoy an excellent evenings’ entertainment and at the same time support a most worthwhile cause

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Do something amazing

……… 1874 has been asked to help communicate the following important message.

NHS Blood & Transplant will be holding several blood donation sessions at Barnton Memorial Hall and Weaverham Community Centre throughout November and December as follows:

Barnton Memorial Hall – 15 & 29 November, 3,17,24 & 31 December

Weaverham Community Centre – 20 December 2015

As the winter draws in, there tends to be a fall in appointments, due to bugs, poor weather and the festive season. This leaves a shortage of blood stocks for our hospitals.

NHS Blood & Transport needs your help to encourage people in our local community to make an appointment (and keep it) as we enter the winter season.

Please do share the details of the blood donation sessions with friends and family to boost appointments and vital stocks. Every unit of blood can save up to 3 lives; so do something amazing and save lives.

Note from Vicki: The Club would like 1874 supporters to choose their October ‘Player of the Month’.
It has been a very good month for the team, the improvement in results coincided with the return of a number of players from the injury list. There is no doubt that the lads continued to give their all for supporters. It’s not an easy choice with so many good performances!
Please cast your vote by: Completing a voting slip, which will be available at our next home game against West Didsbury & Chorlton, at our away game at Silsden and our home game against Alsager in the Cheshire Cup on Tuesday 10th November. By texting the Club on 07975 679624 – please indicate the player’s name and also your own name.
Alternatively, by emailing your choice to secretary@1874northwich.com The presentation will be made at our home game against Nelson on Saturday 14th November (our THIRD birthday weekend) therefore votes will need to be cast by 5pm on Thursday 12th November.
Thank you and get voting!
Congratulations to Matty Beadle who has just been =named as the NWCFL Premier Division Player of thrhe Month for October (But will he get the double and be named 1874 Player of the Month? – Well that is up to 1874 supporters of course!

And finally to set you all up for the weekend with a smile on your face

Player news (well, one for the future)

Here is Seb Baker, happy to be one of 1874’s youngest fans. Vicki has a few years to wait, before she can get him to complete a registration form!

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But can he dribble like Matty Ward?!

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