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WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2016

WITTON ALBION

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CLUB DETAILS Club Name: Sandbach United Football Club Legal Entity: Unincorporated Ground: Sandbach Community Football Centre Address: Hind Heath Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 3LZ Telephone: 01270 768389 County Affiliation: Cheshire Year Formed: 2004 Record Attendance: 1400 v Crewe Alexandra Legends (2014/15) Previous Leagues: Staffordshire County Senior League, Cheshire League Honours: Crewe & District Cup Winners 2015/16 MEDIA Website: http://www.sandbachunitedfc.co.uk Twitter: @SandbachUtd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sandbachutd CLUB COLOURS Registered Colours: Maroon / blue shirts, maroon shorts & stockings Registered Goalkeeper Colours: Orange shirt, black shorts & stockings Alternative Colours: White / blue shirts, blue shorts & stockings Alternative Goalkeeper Colours: Yellow shirt, black shorts & stockings CLUB CONTACTS Chairman: Paul Reel Secretary: John Clayton 1st Team Executive Officer: Mike Senior Manager: Andy Hockenhull Physio: Paul Kelly Programme Editor: Gary Walker Commercial Manager: Paul Cliffe Head Steward / Kit: Gary Cooke / Ollie Stoneley Committee: Paul Reel, Ian Dolman, Mike Senior, Will Newton, Paul Cliffe, Martyn Nash, Liz Clarke.


Sandbach United Football Club was established in 2004 when Sandbach Albion and Sandbach Ramblers joined forces in their quest to improve the football facilities in Sandbach. Hence the R & A on the club badge. In January 2004, the membership of Sandbach Albion and Sandbach Ramblers voted in favour of amalgamation, with the aim of playing as a single club from the start of the 2004/5 season. Sandbach Albion was formerly known as Hays Junior Football Club and was founded in 1994, playing on the pitches of what was then Albion Chemicals. As health and safety issues became more prevalent in the 90’s, they left that site and for 5 years the senior home ground was at Sandbach Cricket Club. The younger sides played their games at junior schools throughout Sandbach. Sandbach Ramblers Youth Football Club was formed in 1995 to provide access to schoolboy football for the youth of Sandbach. Of course there had been a Ramblers team in the town before, Sandbach Ramblers were initially formed in 1920 and played in the Cheshire County League before folding in 1975 reforming in 1979 and disbanding in the late 1980s. In 2006 Sandbach United formed the adult team, which initially competed in the Crewe and District League before moving to the Staffordshire Senior League First Division and then being promoted to the Premier Division for the 2008/9 season. In 2011, the club was awarded grants by the Football Foundation and the local council of over £2 million to build a 3G pitch and 9 grass pitches, together with changing rooms and an education suite. The Sandbach Community Football Centre was opened early in the 2011/12 season. United switched to the Cheshire League in 2011 and won promotion to the Premier Division for the 2013/14 season before moving to The Hallmark Security League for the 2016/17 season. The club has over 600 players and 40+ teams that operate from its Hind Heath Road base, which is just 3 miles from junction 17 of the M6. United have teams playing in the Mid-Cheshire Youth League, and the Cheshire Girls League among others, and the age range covers adults and veterans teams right down to Soccer School for Reception and Year 1 children.


I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Witton Albion and their supporters for their first visit to Sandbach United’s facility in our inaugural entry into the Cheshire Senior cup. This is a special event for our club as not only does it present us with a chance to test or squad against opponents from 46 places higher but is also our first ever fully flood lit game on our home pitch which makes it memorable indeed and we are delighted to be able to share the historic moment with a fellow Cheshire side. It would be surprising if this fixture were to finish without goals after 90 minutes as both Sandbach and Witton Albion seem very capable of scoring and have relatively good bouts of form over the 5 games. Witton Albion – LWDWD having scored 9 and conceded 6 Sandbach United – WLWWW having scored 14 and conceded 2 This match also marks what will be a testing time in football terms as following this fixture we face 4 teams from the top 5 in the league over the next month and a long trip to Carlisle for the Reusch cup quarter final. One thing is for certain, those games will have a huge bearing in establishing our position moving into the second half of the season, and will put behind us some of the potentially harder league fixtures. We are also now starting to see the home fan base grow, and our average crowd is increasing which brings with it a good atmosphere and family environment. It could be better and it would be great to see consistent crowds in excess of 100, so let us work together to achieve this. I sincerely hope you enjoy today’s game and our facility.

Mike Senior A MARK OF RESPECT


Sandbach were on the road again last week to face league leaders Windle Labour. Theo Brieley and Adam Roberts came in to the squad, with Joe Reid suspended. Windle were on top of the young Sandbach side straight away, the young lads were struggling to get a grip on the game. Sandbach were two down after twenty minutes after basic mistakes, the lads then came back in to the game with young Theo showing well up front, and Monks and Broadhurst working hard in midfield. Sandbach went three down just before half time. At half time Manager Pete Hart rallied the troops and got the boys to believe they could compete and go out and perform with some pride. The lads started the second half well and were on top for long periods of the game but could not find that goal. Windle scored a fourth from a hotly disputed penalty. The lads battled hard for the rest of the half but could not reduce the deficit. Another heavy defeat on the road, the boys have to keep working hard and try to turn these games around. MoM Jake Monks

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The first records of a Witton Albion F.C. are in 1887. The club first entered the FA Cup in 1907–08 but failed to reach the First Round proper until 1948–49. Early on in their history the club played in a number of leagues including the Northwich & District League, Crewe & District league, Cheshire League, The Combination, The Manchester League and Lancashire Combination. Finally in 1920, the club became founder members of the Cheshire County League. They won the league three times after World War 2, including the league and cup double in 1953–54. After the formation of the Northern Premier League in 1969, many Cheshire clubs left the Cheshire County League, although Witton were denied entry on a vote. It is thought that Northwich Victoria’s decision to persuade other clubs not to allow their town rivals in was the deciding factor. Albion continued to be a decent side in the Cheshire County League and eventually earned promotion to the Northern Premier League in 1978–79, when the club finished as runners-up. Although they missed out on joining their arch-rivals, as they had just left to form the Alliance Premier League. The sale of the club’s Central Ground to Sainsbury’s allowed the club to move to a much more modern stadium, although it was over a mile away in nearby Wincham. The second season at Wincham Park in 1990– 91 proved to be one of the best seasons in the club’s history as they won the NPL by 16 points, gaining promotion to the Football Conference. However, the club found this tough going and continual relegation struggles resulted in the first relegation in the club’s history in 1994. A further relegation from the Premier Division of the Northern Premier League followed in 1997. In 2004, club captain Brian Pritchard enjoyed worldwide fame following his sending off during the Cheshire County FA Senior Cup final against Woodley Sports. He was sent off after he tripped a streaker that had run onto the pitch, incensing the Witton fans. Many football fans around the world deemed this sending off unfair, including when the referee was criticised for his decision on the BBC’s Football Focus program. The 2006–07 season saw Witton miss out on automatic promotion on the last day of the season to Burscough, by one goal on goal difference. Witton hit the woodwork three times in the last 20 minutes, but were unable to score the goal that would have taken them into the Conference North as league champions. This was the second time in seven years that Burscough had beaten Witton to promotion on goal difference. Witton subsequently lost the play-off final against Telford United and were thus denied promotion into the Conference North division.


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NATHAN JONES Nickname: Nath Year joined club: 2015 Position: Centre back Previous clubs: Whitchurch FC, Crewe Alex Supports: Liverpool Favourite Player: Steven Gerrard Profession: Railway worker Interests/hobbies: Football


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Holker Old Boys

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V KO

H 15:00 1-2

Sat 26/11/16

Charnock Richard

H 15:00

Mon 08/08/16 Widnes

A 19:45 2-0

Sat 03/12/16

Litherland REMYCA

H 15:00

Sat 13/08/16

Atherton LR

A 15:00 1-3

Sat 10/12/16

Silsden

A 15:00

Thu 18/08/16

St Helens Town

A 19:45 2-4

Sat 17/12/16

City of Liverpool FC

H 15:00

Sat 20/08/16

Daisy Hill

H 15:00 3-2

Mon 26/12/16 Chadderton

A 15:00

Wed 24/08/16 Eccleshall

A 19:45 1-6

Sat 31/12/16FC Oswestry Town

A 15:00

Sat 27/08/16

Prestwich Heys

H 15:00 1-3

Sat 07/01/17

Atherton LR

H 15:00

Sat 03/09/16

Ashton Town

A 15:00 P-P

Sat 14/01/17

Whitchurch Alport

A 15:00

Wed 07/09/16 Cheadle Town

A 19:45 1-2

Sat 21/01/17

Cheadle Town

H 15:00

Sat 10/09/16

Bacup Borough

H 15:00 1-0

Sat 28/01/17

Charnock Richard

A 15:00

Sat 17/09/16

Ashton Town

H 15:00 2-1

Sat 04/02/17

AFC Blackpool

H 15:00

Tue 20/09/16

Alsager Town

A 19:45 1-2

Sat 18/02/17

St Helens Town

H 15:00

Sat 01/10/16

Stockport Town

H 15:00 4-2

Sat 25/02/17

Stockport Town

A 15:00

Sat 11/03/17

Daisy Hill

A 15:00

(The Macron Cup 1) Sat 08/10/16

Silsden

H 15:00 2-0

Sat 18/03/17

Prestwich Heys

A 15:00

Tue 11/10/16

Whitchurch Alport

H 19:45 0-2

Sat 25/03/17

Chadderton

H 15:00

Sat 15/10/16

Bacup Borough

A 15:00 0-2

Sat 01/04/17

AFC Blackpool

A 15:00

Sat 22/10/16

Carlisle City

A 15:00 0-3

Sat 08/04/17

Carlisle City

H 15:00

Tue 25/10/16

Widnes

H 19:45 3-0

Sat 15/04/17

FC Oswestry Town

H 15:00

Sat 12/11/16

Litherland REMYCA

A 15:00

Mon 17/04/17 Eccleshall

H 15:00

Sat 19/11/16

City of Liverpool FC

A 15:00

Sat 22/04/17

Holker Old Boys

A 15:00

Tue 22/11/16

Alsager Town

H 19:45

Sat 29/04/17

Stockport Town

H 15:00

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WITTON ALBION Red and white striped shirts, black shorts and red socks

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Manager: Andy Hockenhull Coaches: Salau Idowu Donny Brown Paul Simpson Physio: Paul Kelly

Today’s Officials: Referee: Darren Rogers Assistants: Nigel Freelove, Jack Slater

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