No.167 24/12/2015 - 1874 Northwich F.C.

No.167 24/12/2015

As this is the last 1874 Newsletter before Christmas, The 1874 Board, Manager Ian Street, his backroom staff and all the players would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year.

Merry Christmas



On Saturday 1874 Northwich are scheduled to visit the Barton Stadium, weather permitting, to play landlords Winsford United in a NWCFL Premier Division fixture, kick off 3pm.

Previous meetings:
27/7/13 Friendly away won 5-2 Brandon 2, Thomas, Hendley, McGregor
26/12/14 NWCFL home lost 0-1
6/4/15 NWCFL away won 3-1 Ward, Brandon, Lomas
24/10/15 Men Utd Cup home won 4-0 Beadle 2, Brandon, Wellstead

Managed by former 1874 favourite Lee Duckworth, Winsford United enter Christmas sitting 14th in the NWCFL Premier Division table with a record of:
22 7 6 9 34 47 -13 27

Last Saturday’s scheduled home league game against Nelson was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, as was their game at AFC Blackpool the previous week. The last time Winsford United played was on 5th December when they won 4-3 at Alsager Town, only their second win in their last 12 games.

Winsford United’s home record, including cup ties, this season is:
12 5 5 2 17 12

Winsford United’s 12 home games have attracted an average crowd of 153 to the Barton Stadium, with the highest attendance being 272 for the visit of Runcorn Linnets, whilst the lowest was 119 against Silsden.

Beadle magic secures big win for 1874 – by Jack Owen


Top scorer Matt Beadle bagged a brace as 1874 remained in second place in the league, two points behind leaders Runcorn Linnets, after beating 4th place Bootle FC at the Delta Taxi’s Stadium.

The conditions were horrendous and both sides knew they were in for a difficult game, but it was the Greens who got off to a fast start, with Beadle turning after a flick on from Brandon, to find Brooks on the edge of the Bootle area, he tried to place his shot in the bottom corner but it skimmed wide.

1874 continued to be on top for the early exchanges, as Mitchell then landed a header on the roof of the Bootle goal and Brooks having an effort blocked by the full back when he was crossing from the by-line.

But it was Bootle who took the lead in the 6th minute through Jackson Ellis when his effort was deflected off an 1874 past debutant Greg Hall.

1874 were back on level terms in the 12th minute, as Wellstead cleverly flicked the ball into the path of Beadle who made no mistake as he smashed the ball on the half volley past the home keeper.

The game continued at a frantic pace with 1874 pushing forward and creating more chances. Stuart Wellstead had the best chance as the keeper came to claim the ball, he couldn’t get there and Wellstead had a chance to volley in to an open net but unfortunately his effort went past the wrong side of the post.

The second half started as the first had ended, end to end, and within a minute 1874 took the lead as the impressive debutant – Ben Brooks – made full advantage of a mistake by the Bootle who had spilled the ball allowing the alert Brooks to roll the ball into the empty net

Just four minutes later, the lead was increased as Beadle scored the goal of the game, placing a brilliant effort with his left boot into the top left hand corner of the goal,

It was nearly four a few minutes later, as Beadle turned provider for Mike Brandon, but Brandon’s header was turned away for a corner.

Bootle are a tough side to beat and they never give up and as a result they gradually began to get a foot back in the game, and in the 83rd minute, they reduced the deficit as a long pass found Tom Peterson who broke the 1874 offside trap and placed the ball neatly round Hall to score.1874 defended resolutely, and saw the game out for a deserved victory.

1874:Hall, Connor, Farnworth, Mitchell, James, Woolley (C), Ward, Wellstead, Brandon, Brooks & Beadle.

SUBS: Chappell for Brandon 78mins
UNUSED SUBS: Hindle, Lomas, Cookson, Jackson. Attendance: 180

Unfortunately our game v Ashton Athletic on Tuesday was postponed and in accordance with the League Cup rules the tie will now take place at Ashton’s ground on Tuesday 5th Jan.


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