Venue switch for 1874 Northwich
Mon 12th February 2018 | 1874 Northwich | By Ian Templeman
1874 Northwich have annouced that they will be playing two home league games at Wincham Park, home of Witton Albion, in the coming weeks.
The Greens have already played two FA Vase ties at the venue, and have now moved league games against Runcorn Town and Northwich Victoria, in an attempt to address their growing fixture backlog.
In a statement to the club's supporters on their website, a statement said:
"As all our members and supporters are only too aware, the continued spell of wet weather and successive postponements has meant that the team will have to play a minimum of 31 and up to a maximum of 44 games between now and the end of the season – which is now just 12 weeks away!
Your Board are acutely aware of the serious impact that such a congested fixture list is likely to have on both our fantastic playing and management staff, but also our brilliant band of volunteers, without whom we simply could not stage matches.
Hence, over the past week or so we have actively been looking at other venues where we might be able to stage some of our home fixtures and at which there is a greater level of certainty that they will be played.
Therefore, with the full co-operation and approval of the NWCFL League Management Committee and the blessing of our great friends from Winsford United, we have come to an agreement with Witton Albion FC to switch the following league matches from the St Lukes Barton Stadium to Wincham Park.
- Saturday 17 February 2018 v Runcorn Town KO 3.00pm
- Thursday 1 March 2018 v Northwich Victoria KO 7.45pm
Once again, we would like to put on record our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Board of Witton Albion for agreeing to play these games at Wincham Park.
Full details of the arrangements of both these games will be provided in due course".