Bits And Pieces

Thu 12th January 2017 | Bits & Pieces
By Ian Templeman

February Friday night football - two games have been moved from their original Saturday afternoon date to the evening before. 

In the Premier Division, Abbey Hey will now host South Manchester neighbours West Didsbury & Chorlton on Friday 17th February, kick off 7.45 pm, and one week later the Division One game between Silsden and Chadderton will take place at Keighley Road on Friday 24th February, again with a 7.45 pm kick off.

Ground grading visits - following the receipt of applications for promotion made by Wythenshawe Town (Cheshire League) and Abbey Hulton United (Staffordshire Senior League), advisory ground grading visits have been arranged with both clubs. 

Wythenshawe Town will be visited this coming Saturday 14th January, and Abbey Hulton United will be visited a week later on Saturday 21st January.  Both clubs have until 31st March to meet the required ground grading standard.    

Barnton - development work began this week at the Hinchcliffe Homes Stadium. 

The work includes an extension to the Main stand, extending the length to approximately the top half penalty, an extension to the far side smaller stand to increase the covered standing capacity, and new paving will be laid to run from the tail of the main stand, behind the dugouts down to the bottom left corner flag.  The work is expected to take around 7 weeks to complete.

Spot prizes - Matthew Crothers of Chadderton and Tom Wakefield of Eccleshall both hit the back of the net from the penalty spot in their respective sides' games on Saturday, and in both cases they were the first players at their club to score from a penalty this season.

1874 Northwich - the club will be holding an Elvis Night at Lostock Social Club on the evening of 28/01/2017.

Local entertainer and one of the UK’s premier Elvis Presley tribute acts Ivan Kingsley will perform his tribute to Elvis, with tickets priced at £5.

Sandbach United - the club will be hosting an 80s Party Night at St Mary's Hall in Sandbach on Saturday 4th February.  Tickets are priced at £15 which includes food, and are available from the club bar.