1874 Northwich’s Cheshire Senior Cup First Round tie at Northwich Flixton Villa was abandoned 12 minutes from time following a horrific injury to Adam Foy. A halt was called to proceedings while the 1874 captain received a lengthy spell of treatment on the Valley Road pitch before being stretchered from the ground and being taken to hospital having suffered a suspected broken leg.
The preceding 78 minutes on a wet Wednesday evening had seen an open entertaining game between two evenly matched teams.
Stuart Wellstead opened the scoring in the 30th minute, racing onto a through ball he rounded the Villa keeper to shoot into an unguarded net. The home side were level 5 minutes later when Abukobar Sheego scored from the penalty spot.
Matty Ward restored 1874’s advantage in the 69th minute when he forced the ball home during a goal mouth scramble following a corner. Poor defending allowed Sheego to score his second equaliser of the night four minutes before the game was abandoned with the scores tied at 2-2.
1874 – Conkie, McKay, Duckworth, Farnworth, Bowyer, Foy, Wellstead, Bailey, Brandon, Stewart, Ward. Subs not used – Crane, Mitchell, Newman, McGregor.
Goals – Wellstead (30mins) Ward (69mins)
VILLA – Andrews, Grey, A.Ali (McGlyn 35mins), M.Ali, Evans, Williams, Owens, Grant (Gordon10mins), Sonogo, Sheego, Greenwood. Subs not used – Williams, Clarke, Rushe.