Over the last few months there is no doubt that the constant interruptions caused by postponed games hasn’t helped us one little bit. It is frustrating for supporters as well as for players and management. But other clubs also have similar problems too.
For a little while now Assistant Manager -Paul Bowyer and coach – Stu Tulloch have “looked after” the management side of things in the absence of our Manager and we would like to sincerely thank Paul and Stu for all their effort and time during this trying period. Our results and indeed our performances have been mixed – we have had some highs, scored some good goals and won games and then we have had some lows – losing games and perhaps at times not playing as well as we could have done BUT please be assured that our Management Team and Players DO feel this disappointment as much as we as supporters do or maybe even more. – Brian Edge
TWO NEW SIGNINGS
During the week 1874 made two new signings as BEN WOODS joined the club after having spells at Hyde United and Ramsbottom whilst TYLER EDWARDS has been at Maine Road (and Tyler scored two goals against us for Maine Road a few weeks ago!)
We are pleased to welcome both lads to the club
So we managed to play two games last week – losing one and winning the other:
SQUIRES GATE 2 1 1874 NORTHWICH – by Jack Owen
The trip to the seaside did not prove to be a happy or fruitful one for 1874 Northwich and our large following as the home side came from a goal down to win the game in injury time to help with their battle at the foot of the table.
1874 created the first real chance when Ryan Jackson crossed from the left flank but the keeper just beat Beadle to it. As both sides battled for midfield supremacy the 1874 supporters held their breath in the 25th minutes after Greg Hall rushed out to collect a through ball but he stepped just out of his area as he caught the ball. After consulting with his assistant the referee gave Hall a yellow card and from the resultant free kick the 1874 defence cleared the danger.
Shortly after at the opposite end the home keeper showed his mettle by brilliantly saving a strong left foot drive from Brandon and from the resultant corner Ryan Mitchell volleyed wide when well placed to score.
Next was Greg Hall’s chance to make a great save as he “made himself big” and managed to thwart Buchan who looked certain to score in the one-on-one situation.
1874 had another good chance to score in the 50th minutes after Jackson again found Brandon but the marksman couldn’t manage to score. But a minute later 1874 did manage to open the scoring as Matt Beadle hit a strong shot from just outside the box and in fairness the keeper should have saved but it appeared to go straight through him – much to the delight of the travelling supporters.
1874 pressed forward looking to increase their lead but it was Squires Gate who netter the next goal courtesy of some poor defending by 1874 which allowed Buchan to equalise.
As the game seemed to be petering out with a share of the spoils the home side collected all three points as Tanser received a through ball from Buchan and slotted the ball into the right corner of Hall’s goal
1874: Hall; Connor; Farnworth; Mitchell; Lomas; M Woolley (capt); Riley; J Woolley (Wellstead 58); Brandon, Jackson & Beadle – Attendance 210
1874 NORTHWICH 2 0 CAMMELL LAIRD – by Jack Owen
A goal in each half gave 1874 a comfortable win on a cold Tuesday night at the Barton Stadium ensuring that the Greens bounced back from a disappointing defeat on Saturday in style. A number of changes were made to the 1874 side, which saw Ben Woods make his debut and Matty Ward return to the midfield role behind the striker.
The game started with Cammell Laird just edging the play, pressing 1874 high up the pitch and not allowing the Greens to get into their rhythm but the closest the visitors came to the 1874 goal was a cross from Cairns that went harmlessly over Greg Hall’s cross bar
A high number of offside decisions went against 1874 as they started to attack, and as such, Beadle, Jackson and Ward were subsequently denied one-on-one chances with the goalkeeper
Woods settled in well and was showing no signs of nerves. In the 30th minute he advanced past three Cammell Laird players only to then be brought down for a free kick. From this the ball was headed away but only as far as Chappell, who was scythed down by the Laird defender on the edge of the area – a yellow card for the defender and a free kick for 1874 which unfortunately did not produce an opening goal
Moments later, the visitors were reduced to 10 men, when Ryan Jackson was brought down with a dangerous lunge and from the freekick, Ben Woods found Beadle on the edge of the Laird penalty area, he turned and played a delightful through ball to Stuart Wellstead who composed himself and fired past Langley to give 1874 the lead before the break
HALF TIME: 1874 Northwich 1-0 Cammell Laird
The second half began with 1874 soon extending their lead. Ben Woods combined with Jackson, before delivering a perfect cross to allow Beadle to power a fantastic header past the keeper
1874 pushed forward looking for more goals. Ryan Jackson fired over in the 68th minute, and shortly after, Woods’ cross was spilt by Langley but Stuart Wellstead just failed to put the ball in the net due to pressure from the Laird defenders
Northwich saw the game out well to earn the 3 points and also had a clean sheet too from their much improved performance.
1874 – Hall, Connor, Mitchell, Thomas, Woods (Lomas 78′), Chappell (Riley 74′), Woolley (C), Wellstead, Ward, Jackson (Brooks 80′), Beadle
Unused substitutes: Brandon and J Woolley
ATTENDANCE: 200 – Man of the Match: Ben Woods
1874 supporter and sponsor Eddie Phillips was on hand to present Ben woods with his man of the match award
The figures from the Cammell Laird match were:
50:50 Half Time Draw
The winning ticket number drawn was 16297 and the prize of £91 was claimed.
The time for the first goal was 43 minutes and the prize was claimed.
Back in Northwich Fund
The matchday collection was £38.63.
This now takes the BIN fund to £10,187.
As always many thanks for your continued support
MAGGIE COATS – TRYING VERY HARD TO RAISE MONEY FOR ST LUKE’S
Maggie is taking part in a sponsored slim called “the biggest loser”. It is in support of St Luke’s, and is a 12 week programme of healthy eating and exercise. She is now in week eight and has lost over one stone. 22 people started the challenge with each person committed to raising a minimum of £395 in sponsorship.
Amazingly In reality, with all those donations, that will only be enough to operate St Luke’s for just one day!
Maggie would be very grateful if any of the 1874 family would like to sponsor her and support St Luke’s – such a worthwhile cause.
This can be done by contacting her Justgiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/MaggieCoats/. I am also sure that John Coats would collect any donations for Maggie’s effort at any 1874 games
1874 BEER FESTIVAL – SATURDAY 4TH JUNE AT LOSTOCK SOCIAL CLUB
Yes another reminder of this oh so special event because we don’t want anyone to miss out
Andy has managed to secure ELEVEN Barrel sponsors so far but as the event is hoping to have TWENTY different barrels (15 beers, 4 ciders and 1 perry) NINE MORE BARREL SPONSORS ARE STILL REQUIRED – so can YOU help?
The cost of sponsorship remains the same as last year: £95 & includes tickets for the event & some beer tokens so that the sponsor can enjoy the beer they sponsor. Do you know someone or a company maybe that would be interested in sponsoring? Or perhaps you (and a friend or two) can club together to sponsor one?
Please contact Andrew Perry or any Board member for further details
And the good news is that the tickets for the Beer Festival are now on sale: from Level one Computers and Brew to Bottle as well as from 1874’s Board members who last night were tasked with selling them(!) – tickets are £5 each so please get yours as soon as possible
1874 Player of the Month(s)
And finally this week, prior to the kick off on Tuesday evening Paul Connor was presented with the Player of the Month Award (combined to include December, January and February)Paul’s kit sponsor – Frank Oakes – was on hand to present the award to Paul (but Molly – our regular photographer was not present – but,as ever, a willing volunteer stepped in with a mobile phone to “capture the moment!”