Bits and Pieces

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

1874 Northwich - the 1874 match programme, edited this season by Andy Oakes, has not only been well received by 1874 supporters and plenty of away supporters visiting the St Luke's Barton Stadium, but has also recently received an excellent review in the October edition of "Football Monthly & Football Collectable Magazine".

The 1874 issue - entitled "Ever Glorious" - features in a "TEN OF THE BEST" article where each month 10 current season programmes are selected and reviewed.

West Riding Senior Cup - Silsden have been given a walkover in the First Round, due to their opponents Armthorpe Welfare withdrawing from the competition.

They will now be away to either Barnoldswick Town or Tadcaster Albion in Round 2, to be played w/c November 6th.

Derbyshire CFA Senior Challenge Cup - the draw for the 2nd Round of the Derbyshire CFA Senior Challenge Cup has been made, and our League's sole representative New Mills have been drawn away to Shirebrook Town.  The game is scheduled to be played w/c 6/11/17.

What's in a name - Abbey Hulton United's game against Sandbach United last week was notable for the fact that it was the first ever game played under floodlights at Birches Head Road, but a glance at the team sheets revealed an unusual occurrence of names on both sides. 

Abbey Hulton had five players called Josh in their team, while Sandbach had five players called Ryan, and a Josh for good measure as well.

Eccleshall  - the club are holding a Sportsman's Evening on Saturday 21st October as a fundraising event for the club. It will be held at Eccleshall Cricket Club (which is just down the road from Pershall Park).

Getting under way at 7.30pm, the guest speaker will be former Liverpool, Brighton and Southampton player Jimmy Case. The evening will also feature comedian Jason Neale, an auction, raffle and pie and pea supper. Contact for tickets (which cost £25): Paul Snape 07900 190827 or Jim Tunney 07842 138252. 

Ashton Athletic - the club are staging a night of Fireworks and Entertainment on Saturday 4th November.  As well as an amazing Firework Display there is Live Music with a live band, Emilie Cunliffe from The Voice, and a Kids Only Ice Fountain area.

Food and Drink will be available throughout the evening, and there is a raffle, with the winner getting the chance to press the button setting off the firework display.  Tickets are £5 in Advance or £6 on the night.


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