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2013/14 SEASON

MATCH DAY PROGRAMME £2

Main Club Sponsor:

Premier Division 5th October 2013 – 3.00pm

Bacup & Rossendale Borough


WELCOME to WEST DIDSBURY & CHORLTON AFC CLUB CONTACTS

FOOTBALL CONTACTS

Club President

First Team

Brian Cripps

Glyn Meacher 07905 431526

Manager: Andy Nelson 07952 567240 Asst Mgr: Steve Settle (coach) Asst Mgr: Steve Eckersley (admin) Kit Manager: John Barton

Club Secretary

Reserve Team

Rob Turley 0161 448 1838 07891 298441

Manager: Robert Madden 07730 655446 Asst Manager: Jim Hines

Membership Secretary

Club Coaches

Chairman

Monica Creer 0161 881 1135

Treasurer

Kris Mahon – First Team Tony Holmes – Goalkeepers Joel Hudson – Reserves

Dave Cooper 07961 063195

Physios Head of Fundraising Steve Eckersley 07788 112909

Community Development Davy Iredale

Publicity and Web John Churchman 07720 508082

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Rachel Wood and Paddy Murphy

‘A’ Team Manager Danny Iredale 07939 392828

Youth Team Manager Ian Depeiaza 07838 232401

Junior Football Co-ordinator Mark Rogers 07841 112903

Vets Managers Chris Smith 07867 171815 Steve Fisher 07956 678937

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Editorial

Bacup & Rossendale Borough

Welcome back after a series of away trips in September during which time we remained unbeaten, took 10 points from a possible 12, and also recorded our first ever victory [at the 3rd attempt] at Rossington Main in the FA Vase. This was followed by a quite exceptional team performance at Runcorn Town when a very controlled and disciplined display resulted in a 1-0 win. Tuesday evening was another trip to Norton United, which resulted in a 1-0 defeat in what was best described as a scrappy game. Match reports for these two games will be in our Tuesday night match programme. Our recent form has been consistent and shows that we have what it takes to consolidate as a Premier Division side provided we can keep this going and steer clear of the injuries and non availability which dogged the early weeks of the season. WELCOME Welcome to Bacup and Rossendale Borough, their players officials and supporters for this first ever game between our two clubs. Bacup have had a mixed start to the season so far but have a long tradition and experience of life at this level and we will be in for another competitive game today. LOOKING AHEAD October is another busy month with no fewer than 9 games in 29 days which started at Norton on Tuesday. After today we are at home again next Tuesday against Alsager Town [7.45pm] then away at St Helens Town next Saturday [at Ashton Athletic], followed by a trip to Darwen in the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy on Wed 16th. Saturday 19th is the next round of the FA Vase, when we visit Staveley near Chesterfield in Derbyshire, and we then end the month with 3 home games in a week against Glossop NE on Tuesday 22 nd [7.45pm], AFC Liverpool in the Challenge Cup on Sat 26th at 3pm and then Ashton Athletic on Tuesday 29th [7.45pm] FA VASE TRAVEL There is no reserve team game on 19th October so we want to encourage everyone to travel to Staveley to support the team in the FA Vase. We have had a few problems as our usual coach is not available on that day but we will confirm details as soon as possible both in next Tuesday’s programme and at on the website. OTHER EVENTS We have two social and fundraising events in the next few weeks: A QUIZ NIGHT will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday 26th October after the AFC Liverpool game, and then our COMMUNITY BONFIRE will be at the ground on Saturday 2nd November, from 6.30pm. Please note that there will be no access for vehicles for the bonfire event and no parking on Brookburn Road nearby. This is always a great opportunity to welcome neighbours and families to the club and last year we had over 500 enjoying the fun and fireworks. Please support this if you can and look out for the flyer on the bar in the clubhouse and take this home with you. Thanks again for your support today, we hope to see you again next Tuesday, don’t forget you can keep in touch with all our news at www.clubwebsite.co.uk/westdidsburychorlton/ Rob Turley The front cover picture: Lewis Schofield in action, Lewis is now away for a few months with work.

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View from the Dugout I would like to start by welcoming you to the Recreation Ground for today’s visit of Bacup & Rossendale Borough. It has been some time since our last home game but it has been a incident filled couple of weeks. Our last home game was against a very strong Stockport Sports who have had something of an overhaul of personnel in previous weeks and had seen a revival in their form. It was going to be a challenge to take anything from the game but we really played well, were the better side for long periods of the game, made a lot of chances but in the end we could be pleased that we were disappointed that we only came away with a point having played so well. On the night Tre Baldwin-Willis was a real handful and rounded off his man of the match performance with two well taken goals and could even have had a hat-trick. The following Saturday we created a little piece of history for the club by winning our first ever FA Vase tie away at Rossington Main. Although it took a last minute winner from Louis Schofield to break the deadlock I thought that we dominated the game from start to finish and deserved to advance to the first round. Our victory away at much fancied Runcorn Town showed me just what a good set of players that we’ve got as they worked hard for the ball and were the better side against a team that is expecting to push for promotion this season. Although Ben Simpson got man of the match for a string of top quality saves I thought they never really troubled us defensively and the whole team can be proud with the way we defended. It is even more impressive when you consider that we effectively have a new defence as Anthony Potts is the only surviving member of last seasons promotion winning back line. This afternoon we face a side with league ambitions in Bacup & Rossendale Borough. As we have seen already in the NWCFL Premier Division so much is about what happens on the day and that anyone can beat anyone. As a team we have to be aware that we cannot afford to think that we can just turn up and expect to win a game. There is a lot of quality in the league and every side we face will be just as determined to collect three points as we are. Today’s programme feature is Tre Baldwin-Willis. Tre has had a terrific start to the season and has deserved the plaudits that have come his way. He is a young player who is still learning his way in the game but I believe that he has the quality to play as high up the pyramid as he wants to. Goal celebrations after the FA Vase winner

Andy Nelson WEST DIDSBURY & CHORLTON AFC


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In case of fire or other emergency that requires the clubhouse or ground to be evacuated instructions will be given over the public address system, and we ask that you comply with those instructions immediately. The chanting of racist or obscene chanting is strictly forbidden. Glasses, bottles, gas canisters, knives, darts, tools, flag poles or any other articles likely to cause injury are not permitted into the ground. Alcohol may be purchased and consumed in the bar area only. Children are not allowed in the Club House unless accompanied by an adult. Encroachment onto the playing area is forbidden at all times. Standing is not allowed in front of the seated areas. All forms of transport on the clubs car park is at the owners’ risk.

The club reserves the right to remove any person from the ground who is in breach of these rules or whose presence is a source of danger or annoyance to others. We hope you understand the reasons for the above are in order for the game to be enjoyed in safe and pleasant conditions. Thank you, West Didsbury and Chorlton AFC Committee

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First Team… Match Reports Tuesday 17th September: West 2 Stockport Sports 2 Tuesday night may have been more associated with the first round of the Champions League but it was at Brookburn Road where West and Stockport Sports delivered a classic encounter. It was Stockport who started the quicker firing a free kick wide in the early minutes, flashing a free kick just wide and then missing an open goal. That miss seemed to force West into action and on 13 minutes they got the break through when Tre Baldwin-Willis raced clear of the back line onto a looping long ball and calmly headed over Stockport keeper Alex Baird who was stood in no man’s land. Stockport responded almost immediately when a corner skidded across the wet surface and goalkeeper Ross Booth tipped over a miss hit shot over the bar. At the other end Rick Gleave almost made it 2-0 from a terrific Baldwin-Willis cross but scuffed his chance. The frantic pace didn’t let up but it was Stockport who levelled when Jamie Tandy was allowed to run with the ball from the half way line unchallenged and fired his shot passed both on 41 minutes. The lead lasted less than a minute as Baldwin-Willis immediately broke through the Saxons last line and fired his shot past the Stockport keeper to give West a well-deserved 2-1 lead at half time. West were forced to make two changes at half time with Sam Mitten replacing Lee Malkin for his debut and Gareth Thomas returning for the injured Steve Brockley but it was they who started the brighter as Baldwin-Willis again forced keeper Baird into a terrific save immediately after the half. Rick Gleave came close again heading over a Sam Mitten corner as West created chance after chance to try and put the game out of Stockport’s reach. Stockport could not cope with West’s pacey counter attacks and BaldwinWillis went close again firing over a shot on the half volley whilst on the turn at the edge of the area before Stockport broke down the other end forcing young Ross Booth into another excellent save. West continued to press for a third as Lewis Schofield, moved onto the right hand side for the second half, cut inside his man and curled a beautiful shot into the top of the far corner forcing the Stockport keeper into a top save before Tre’s rebound was tipped onto the post. The miss proved costly as Stockport cleared the ball up the field to Jamie Tandy who cut inside his marker and finished low into the bottom corner on 86 minutes. Stockport even had a late chance to win it but a thrilling encountered finished 2-2 with a West left to rue a point that might have been three.

Saturday 21st September: Rossington Main 1 v West 2 – FA VASE West Didsbury & Chorlton recorded a dramatic 2-1 win away at Rossington Main, of the NCEL 1st Division, and reached the 1st round of the FA Carslberg Vase proper for the first time in their history. West almost took the lead five minutes in when a terrific pass from Scott Mason released Scott Settle down the right who’s first time cross just evaded the leaping Tommy Walsh. Two minutes later is was Richmond Botchey’s turn as he stung the goalkeeper palms with a long range shot. Walsh, starting for the first time since West’s 2-0 home v AFC Blackpool was a continuous thorn in the Main back line and had two good chances heading a corner just wide before going on a mazy run and having his shot deflected over. Scott Mason and Tre Baldwin-Willis both went close with long range efforts, the latter of which the Main goal Jordan Wildey was forced to tip round the post for a corner, but it was all square at half time as West had been unable to find the break through. West thought they had found the break through immediately after the re-start when Scott Mason broke away giving the ball to Lewis Schofield whose shot hit the post only for Baldwin-Willis’ netting the rebound the rebound deemed to be offside. Rossington’s chances were reduced to set pieces, but they remained dangerous having had one header cleared off the line and another thunder off the crossbar. However it was West who finally got the break through when a long range ball evaded the back line and the resulting mix up between the Main goalkeeper and centre half, who’d sold his keeper with a wicked dummy, left Baldwin-Willis to tap into an empty net for his 7th goal of the season. West were comfortably seeing the game out until two minutes from time when West won a corner only for the linesman to over-rule the referee from more than 40 yards away and award a Rossington throw-in. From the through Main broke down the field and released substitute Adam Wisdom who finished over goalkeeper Ben Simpson with a brilliant lob. However the drama was not over and as extra time loomed a brilliant through ball released Louis Schofield, playing in his final game for West, who for the second week in a row managed to keep his composure and finish low into the bottom right hand corner and send the visiting bench wild and West into the next round.

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Reserve Team… Match Report Saturday 21st September: West 4 Padiham 2 West Back on winning ways…After two defeats in a row high flying Padiham were the visitors to the Recreation Ground. The game started as the previous two games have with Padiham putting a great deal of pressure on the West goal forcing Dale Newbrook into a number of early saves. It was not until the 10th minute that West had a shot on the Padiham goal, with Alberto Ribriro hitting the side netting. West continued to soak up the pressure with what was a makeshift defence, not one recognized defender in the back four. In the 35th minute Jahday Ford, making his debut for West, played a through ball to Shackheel DePeiaza, Shack tried to go round the keeper and was brought down, giving the referee no option but to send the Padiham keeper off and award a penalty to West. West subsequently missed the spot kick, however as the Padiham keeper cleared the ball the referee noticed an infringement on the edge of the box and awarded West a free kick. Tom Webb played a short ball to Mike Meikleham who shot low into the corner of the net. Padiham were by no means out of the game and just before half time they showed how dangerous they could be with a ball over the top of the West defence, the ball was played square and tapped in from 2 yards. The sides going in at half time 1-1. With 5 minutes gone in the second half Carl Worthington came on in what can only be described as an inspired substitution. West played the ball forward to Alberto who played a nice back heal into the path of Carl who shot first time from the edge of the box to make the score 2-1 with his first touch of the ball. West began to play some very nice football and continued to push forward in search of a third, which came on the hour mark from Shackeel who brought the ball down outside the box and shot high into the top corner. Padiham continued to compete and with 35 minutes gone in the second half forced a corner, the ball was played to the far post and was headed back into the danger area and was scrambled over the line 3-2. West continued to play positive football with some good defending from second half substitute Nathan Wakelam making his return after 7 weeks out with a knee injury and Captain Kyle Hendley. With 10 minutes left Joel Hudson filling in at right back played the ball down the West right to the tireless Theo Wormington who put a cross into the Padiham penalty area, Shack pounced onto the ball and shot, hitting the advancing keeper, the ball rebounded back to Shack who forced the ball over the line to make the final score 4-2. A well deserved win from a team where everyone put in an outstanding performance.

‘A’ Team Match Report…

West 8 Winton JFC 2

The A team played their first home game of the season looking to bounce back from a 7-3 humbling away at FC Woodford the Saturday before... Injuries and holidays meant that we were four players down from the squad named the week before, again ensuring enforced changes to a team which has yet to field the same eleven for two games running. This however resulted in Mo Elgouhari coming in from the reserves and another three youth team players being given their chance to step up. Sam Moore started as keeper and showed assurance beyond his years with a composed display that was unfortunate not to be rewarded on his debut with a clean sheet being left with no chance for the first thanks to the ball being given away cheaply on the edge of the area (you know who you are!) and the second rebounding off the post directly to the one attacking player anywhere near his goal. Amarni Coleman started at right back in place of the Manager, currently sunning himself in Dubai and who definitely faces a fight for his position on his return, after a great example of how to combine attack with no nonsense defending down the flank. Amarni was replaced by his fellow youth team defender Larenz Gumbs who continued where Amarni left off and definitely gave the interim management of Davy Iredale and Nick Grimshaw something to think about for the next game. The only negatives in this much improved display were the goals conceded and the fact that we didn’t go on to score more in a game which we dominated from beginning to end. Goals came from Bobby Ashcroft, (who will no doubt like me to mention his four assists), Neil Cusick, Mo Elgouhari, Andrew Farren and two each from Miguel Garcia and Ste Madden. There were many candidates for the man of the match award with the opposition eventually awarding it to Andrew Farren. Nick Grimshaw WEST DIDSBURY & CHORLTON AFC


History… Bacup & Rossendale Borough Bacup Borough Football Club was first established in 1875. Their first match to take place at their current Brian Boys West View Stadium was not until 1889 when one of the founder members of the English Football League Accrington Stanley played there in front of over 1,000 spectators. Bacup’s proudest achievement was winning the Lancashire Combination Championship in the 1946/47 season, this along with finishing runners up after losing to Marine 2-1 in the Lancashire Combination Cup Final. 1972/73 season the club finished runners up in the League, losing out on goal average despite scoring 101 goals. In 1974/75 they reached the Lancashire Junior Cup Final losing 10 against Lancaster City, this despite famous victories against Formby, Wigan Athletic, South Liverpool, and Morecambe. In the last ever Lancashire Combination Challenge Cup Final Bacup were beaten 1-3 by Caernarfon Town in a two-legged Final. In 1982 Bacup Borough became founder members of the North West Counties League, this following the amalgamation of the Cheshire League & the Lancashire Combination. In the 1987/88 season Bacup had to apply for re-election following finishing bottom of the Second Division. In the 1988 /89 season under the Management of Gary Warburton the club finished Runners up in Division Two and also finished Runners Up in the Lamot Pils Trophy, they also the same season reached the Quarter Final of the League Cup and due to the Leagues reorganisation the club started the 1989 /90 season as a First Division Club. However, in the1994 /95 season Bacup Borough were relegated back to the Second Division & did struggle both on and off the field. In September of the 1997/98 season with no points on the board and following a humiliating 0-10 defeat by Tetley Walker this prompted the Committee to part company with their then Manager. This then made way for the appointment of the former Doncaster Rovers Assistant Manager, Bury F.C Youth Team Coach, Accrington Stanley Director of Football, & Rossendale Utd & Glossop North End Manager Brent Peters to take over as Manager, a position he has held ever since. Brent’s early record of achievement saw the club finish the 1997/98 season in 14th position, climbing in 1998 /99 to 11th position before in 1999/00 they finished 5th in the league, the clubs highest league position in over ten years. In Season 2000/01 the club reached the Second Division Cup Final but lost 1-0 to Squires Gate. Brent’s greatest achievement came at the end of the 2002/03 season when he guided the club to the Championship of the North West Counties League Division Two, the first major success for the club in 56 years. This brought Brent Three Manager of the Month Awards and The Manager of The Year Award. Season 2003/04, Bacup’s first season following the Second Division Championship the club finished 14th in Division One and did win the North West Counties League Challenge Cup at Southport’s Haig Avenue Ground by beating Newcastle Town 3-0.

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Bacup & Rossendale Borough History Continued

Other cup runs saw Borough as NWCFL Challenge Cup Quarter Finalists in 2004/05 and Lancashire FA Co-operative Trophy Quarter Finalists in 2007/08. They finished in 8th Position in the NWCFL Premier Division in the 2008/09 Season. June 14th 2004 brought another land mark for the club when Bacup’s Secretary Frank Manning celebrated not only his 70th Birthday but also 50yrs in the game of which well over 40 years have been spent in administration at his beloved Bacup Borough F.C, This achievement was recognised by Frank being presented with a gold award on behalf of the Football Association by Mr Jim Kenyon the Secretary of the Lancashire Football Association. This achievement brought Frank the position of Chairman of the club, a post he held until accepting the position of President of Bacup & Rossendale Borough FC at the re-branding on June 17th 2013. It was a sad start to the 2011/2012 season with the sudden passing away of Kenneth Peters on the 15th June 2011 and he was also the club president and father of our manager. On the field of play further success was to come with more silverware, this following a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Maine Road in the NWCFL Challenge Cup Final which was played at the Tameside Stadium Ashton in front of a big crowd, the team was captained by Davey Luker. The 2012/2013 season proved to be another difficult time at the club following the sad deaths of people dearly close to the club. Four came in the month of October 12 from which the biggest shock was 27 year old player Bryan Herbert. On the pitch the team once again did well by getting to yet another cup final and this time it was the Lancashire FA Cooperative Trophy Final played at the Reebok Stadium at Bolton. Despite playing a team from two leagues above, Bacup gave a very good account of themselves against team from the Evo Stick Premier Division, AFC Fylde ran out 2-0 winners. June 17th 2013 Bacup Borough officially adopted the title of Rossendale; this came about following the sad demise of Rossendale United FC, thus leaving Bacup Borough as the Rossendale Valley’s most senior football club. They were now the sole flag bearers of the Rossendale Valley and, for the commercial side, it made sense to add Rossendale to the club’s name making the club Bacup & Rossendale Borough FC. The new name also brings with it a newly designed crest to form its very own identity, with a plan for progression in place and the words, “Prosperity Through Endeavour” prominently featured.

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First Team Stats fixtures – results – appearances - goalscorers Date

Opponent

Att:

1

2

3

4

1 Aug 3rd

AFC Liverpool

H 1-3 L

124 Simpson C.Jones S.Jones Rogers

2 Aug 6th

Alsager Tow n

A 0-2 L

72 Simpson C.Jones S.Jones Potts

3 Aug 10th

Bootle

5

6

Kilbride Baird

7 Thomas

Rogers C.Schofield Summers

A 0-5 L

180 Simpson C.Jones S.Jones Potts

Rogers Brockley

4 Aug 13th Winsford United

H 1-2 L

100 Booth

Rogers C.Schofield Thomas

5 Aug 17th Abbey Hey (FA Cup)

H 2-0 W 122 Simpson C.Jones Botchey Potts

Rogers C.Schofield Baird

6 Aug 20th

A 0-1 L

Botchey Potts

Glossop North End

Baird

Brockley

Thomas

H 1-0 W 112 Simpson Settle

S.Jones Thomas

Potts

Conlon

Summers

8 Aug 27th

Ashton Athletic

A 2-2 D

43 Simpson Settle

S.Jones Thomas

Potts

Conlon

Summers

9 Aug 31st

Burcough (FA Cup)

H 0-3 L

136 Simpson Settle

S.Jones Thomas

Potts

Conlon

Summers

10 Sep 7th

AFC Blackpool

H 2-0 W 105 Simpson Settle

Botchey Woodcock Rogers Conlon

Gleave

11 Sep 14th

Wigan Robin Park

A 4-3 W

52 Simpson Settle

Conlon

Conlon

Gleave

12 Sep 17th

Stockport Sports

H 2-2 D

48 Booth

Brockley Conlon

Potts

Rogers

Gleav e

13 Sep 21st

Rossington Main (FA Vase)

A 2-1 W

59 Simpson Settle

Botchey Woodcock Potts

Rogers

Thomas

14 Sep 28th

Runcorn Tow n

A 1-0 W

72 Simpson Settle

Botchey Woodcock Potts

Rogers

Gleave

15 Oct 1st

Norton United

A

16 Oct 5th

Bacup & Rossendale Boro H

17 Oct 8th

Alsager Town

H

18 Oct 12th

St Helens Tow n

A

19 Oct 16th

AFC Darw en (Lancs Trophy ) A

20 Oct 19th

Stav eley MW (FA Vase)

A

21 Oct 22nd

Glossop North End

H

22 Oct 26th

AFC Liverpool (LCC)

H

23 Oct 29th

Ashton Athletic

H

24 Nov 2nd

Colne

A

25 Nov 6th

AFC Liv erpool

A

26 Nov 9th

Bootle

H

27 Nov 16th

AFC Blackpool

A

28 Nov 19th

Winsford United

A

29 Nov 23rd

Runcorn Tow n

A

30 Nov 30th

St Helens Town

H

31 Dec 7th

Abbey Hey

A

32 Dec 14th

Congleton Tow n

A

33 Dec 21st

Barnoldswick Town

H

34 Dec 26th

Maine Road

A

35 Jan 4th

Wigan Robin Park

H

36 Jan 11th

Bacup & Rossendale Boro

A

37 Jan 18th

Silsden

H

38 Jan 25th

Runcorn Linnets

H

39 Feb 1st

Barnoldsw ick Tow n

A

40 Feb 8th

Squires Gate

A H

42 Apr 5th

Colne

H

43 Apr 12th

Stockport Sports

A

44 Apr 19th

Norton United

H

45 Apr 21st

Maine Road

H

46 Apr 26th

Silsden

A

Settle

Summers

7 Aug 24th Congleton Town

41 Mar 22nd Squires Gate

140 Booth

C.Jones Botchey Potts

Settle

Key : Goalscorers in Bold, used substitutes in italics , red cards highlighted in red Match 5 – unused substitute Rhys Bailey-Morton Match 9 - unused substitutes Callum Jones, Dale Newbrook TBC

Abbey Hey

H

TBC

Runcorn Linnets

A

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Woodcock Potts


First Team Stats fixtures – results – appearances - goalscorers Baird

Law rence

L.Schofield

Summers

Baldwin-Willis

Woodcock

Monaghan

Walsh

Brockley

Summers Walsh

Baldwin-Willis L.Schofield

Brockley

Woodcock

Monaghan

Settle

Booth

Summers Walsh

Luke

L.Schofield

S.Jones

Chisambo

Monaghan

Kennedy

Simpson

Woodcock Walsh

Baldw in-Willis

L.Schofield

Baird

Brockley

Botchey

New brooke Smith

Woodcock Walsh

Baldw in-Willis

L.Schofield

Baird

Gleave

Botchey

Brockley

Rogers

Woodcock Baldw in-Willis

Gleav e

L.Schofield

Walsh

Mason

Malkin

Baird

Botchey

Mason

Walsh

Malkin

L.Schofield

Baldwin-Willis Brockley

Meikleham Summers

Kennedy

Mason

Baldwin-Willis 2 Botchey

L.Schofield Summers

Brockley

Malkin

Walsh

Booth

Mason

Baldwin-Willis 2 Malkin

L.Schofield

Mitten

Botchey

Meikleham Booth

Mason

Baldwin-Willis

Walsh

L.Schofield Mitten

Baird

Summers

T.Hendley

Hughes

Baird

Mason

Baldw in-Willis

Mitten

Hendley

New brook

Conlon

Thomas Walsh

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NWCFL Premier Division Table Table correct as of 29/9/2013

Premier Division 1 Maine Road 2 AFC Liverpool 3 Norton United 4 Runcorn Town 5 Runcorn Linnets 6 Bootle 7 Colne 8 Abbey Hey 9 Ashton Athletic 10 Stockport Sports 11 West Didsbury & Chorlton 12 AFC Blackpool 13 Glossop North End 14 Barnoldswick Town 15 St Helens Town 16 Squires Gate 17 Silsden 18 Congleton Town 19 Bacup & Rossendale Borough 20 Alsager Town 21 Winsford United 22 Wigan Robin Park

P W D L 14 9 4 1 11 7 1 3 10 6 3 1 11 7 0 4 8 7 0 1 12 6 2 4 11 6 0 5 11 4 5 2 10 4 2 4 12 3 5 4 11 4 2 5 13 4 2 7 8 4 1 3 11 4 1 6 11 3 3 5 10 3 2 5 11 3 2 6 9 3 1 5 11 2 4 5 10 3 1 6 9 3 1 5 14 3 0 11

F 27 26 30 26 18 25 20 20 14 16 14 17 14 19 14 15 15 17 10 17 10 17

A GD +/11 16 12 14 16 14 16 10 13 5 16 9 18 2 19 1 10 4 19 -3 20 -6 25 -8 7 7 18 1 24 -10 21 -6 21 -6 18 -1 14 -4 22 -5 19 -9 42 -25

Pts 31 22 21 21 21 20 18 17 14 14 14 14 13 13 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 9

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Player interview…meet Tre Baldwin-Willis Position: Striker Age: 22 From: Stockport Previous Clubs: Manchester City, Hyde United, Chelsea, Salford City You started at Manchester City as a junior. How did they spot you? There was a sports day in school and football was a choice so I went forward for that and it happened to be my best aspect of sprinting and shooting dribbling came natural! [laughs] I was 12 at the time and I was kicked out four months later. In fairness it was a strict and very harsh exit as I had to go on a family holiday. No-one stayed behind so I couldn’t go to training for 2 weeks and when I got home I had a letter through the post saying I failed to attend the signing on stage and that was that. You then moved to Hyde United in 2007. Yeah I played for them when I was 15 years old and I was there until 2009. They were in the Conference North at the time and I scored 15 goals in 24 games; 12 of which were from 30yards out! That was a long time ago though! Once you reached open ago football you started playing Sunday League did you have scouts come to watch you? I had Liverpool come down and watch me for a game and they kept an eye on me but at the time they came to pick me up I was away and my ex manager gave them my number. Well at least I thought he did I found out he gave it to a rival footballer of mine instead as he was his favourite! Did you score any particularly memorable goals in your time there? I scored quite a few 40 yard goals and I’ve scored from the half way line hitting the post and going in as the ball was moving all over the show. The most memorable goal was for Hyde United. I was on the right wing, chipped the right back and started juggling it over 3 players. I brought it down and just threw my foot through the ball and all I heard was a clink of the post and it went in How did a trial with Chelsea come to fruition? I paid £750 for a 3 week trail in which I was acing at the time but I over stretched and lunged in to reach a ball in a pregame warm up and snapped my hip flex. My running suddenly turned into walking and I spoke to the medical team and they told me to take it easy but I was stubborn and didn’t listen. This resulted in them telling me they didn’t want an injury-prone player and stopped my trial at the end of the 3 weeks. You then led a nomadic experience moving from club to club? Who were you playing for? I’ve played for a lot of clubs, and in the Umbro Tournements which I haven’t lost to date, but a few I’ve played for are Wythenshawe town, FC United, Old Altrincham, Lymm Rovers, Lisbon Saint Anthony’s, Maine Road and Curzon Ashton How did you come to join West Didsbury & Chorlton? I was playing for old alts in the Premier Division of the Manchester League and I was talking to Killer (DavidKilbride Ratcliffe) and Tommy Walsh who asked me to come down.

WEST DIDSBURY & CHORLTON AFC


I’m told that in training watching you, Lee Malkin and Richmond Botchey sprint is epic; who is the fastest of the three of you? Not one to toot my own horn but I’m the fastest and I’m willing to race anyone to prove it! Joking aside it’s good that we are all really competitive and have a bit of banter about it. Last season you forged partnerships with both Lee Malkin and Tommy Walsh; what is like to play with both of them? Tommy just doesn’t stop throwing himself at everything, he works incredibly hard, and Lee is just the same, he never stops scoring, but times are changing for us all as we keep switching roles so that we can best support the team. You scored 10 times from 31 appearances last season do you have a particular favourite goal? Against Holker Old Boys away last season I was little frustrated about the way the game was going, I was in right midfield and I turned and just hit it as hard as I could and it went passed the keeper glancing in at the far post which was quite lucky really as I never saw the goal. West finished third, gained promotion and won the 1st Division Trophy, do you have your own particular favourite memory of last season? I think Atherton Collieries away on the last Monday of the season, the announcer said ‘we all know what were here for’ as the winners would most likely be promoted. Gaz Thomas put us two up after they had had all of the possession but we came back into it and were the better side in the second half. I think until this season that was the best came I had had for West. In pre-season we had our tour of the Isle of Man and on Youtube there is the goal you scored against St John’s United where you were inside your own half on minute and then a second later you were gone. Is that amongst the best goals you’ve ever scored? It’s not the best goal I’ve scored but by far one of the quickest goals. I timed myself, sad I know, and I clocked it at 7-8secs from the ball being kicked to scoring the goal. You started this season from the bench but started against Abbey Hey in the FA cup and are credited with scoring West’s first ever FA Cup goal. How did it feel to enter the record books? It felt quite good as we scored within 3 minutes and it will be a big memory of mine as don’t think I’ll ever forget that moment. After a difficult start West have won five, drawn two of their last nine games. How do you feel you and the team has adapted to the step up to the Premier Division? It’s been really good the last couple of weeks, not just for me personally, but for the whole team and we’re finally getting what we’ve deserved. We’ve been working hard for it for a long time and were finally getting there. It’s a great feeling to get some recognition personally but it’s the team that is most important. Defences will be glad to see the back of you at the minute. You were awarded man of the match against Stockport after scoring twice. Have you set yourself any goalscoring targets? I’m loving it at the minute and the team spirit is a great boost. As long as I get more than 15 I’ll be happy. I’m on 7 now and there plenty more games to so I will be disappointed if I don’t get that. Finally; have you got a story from the trip to the Isle of Man? The golf trip myself, Steve Settle, Mike Kennedy and Tommy Walsh had was pretty memorable as it being my first time playing and I didn’t do too badly. The bus trips with Dave the driver singing HOME AND AWAAAAAY were class.

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Start Sub Total Apps Goals 11 0 11 0 3 0 3 0 9 0 9 0 7 3 10 0 12 0 12 1 3 0 3 0 3 3 6 1 0 1 1 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 1 11 0 0 1 1 1 5 0 5 0 6 1 7 1 7 3 10 0 13 0 13 2 7 2 9 0 9 1 10 1 9 2 11 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 5 1 6 3 5 1 6 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 0 8 2 10 1 1 1 2 0 8 4 12 7 0 3 3 0 1 1 2 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

Correct as of 17/09/2013

Average Attendance

Position Goalkeeper Goalkeeper Defence Defence Defence Defence Defence Defence Defence Defence Defence Defence Defence Wingback Wingback Midfield Midfield Midfield Midfield Midfield Midfield Midfield Midfield Midfield Midfield Midfield Midfield Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward

Lowest Attendance

Player Ben Simpson Ross Booth Mark Rogers Alex Baird Anthony Potts Callum Schofield* Steve Brockley Mike Aston* Dave Conlon Mike Kennedy David Kilbride-Ratcliffe* Steve Settle Tommy Hendley Callum Jones* Scott Jones* Richmond Botchey Lewis Schofield* Mark Woodcock Gareth Thomas Danny Summers Ian Taylor* Bobby Ashcroft Chris Monaghan* Rick Gleave Scott Mason Michael Meikleham Sam Mitten Tommy Walsh Lee Shillito* Tre Baldwin-Willis Josh Chisambo James Lawrence* Lee Malkin Rhys Bailey-Morton Francis Luke*

Highest Attendance

Statistics‌correct as of 29/09/2013

Abbey Hey

160 32

76

AFC Blackpool

92

69

AFC Liverpool

246 101 148

Alsager Town

78

65

71

Ashton Athletic

109 43

70

Bacup & Rossendale Boro

63

42

51

Barnoldswick Town

123 80

93

Bootle

130 92 110

Colne

161 52

Congleton Town

152 116 134

Glossop North End

201 140 179

Maine Road

116 48

92

Norton United

124 61

98

Runcorn Linnets

329 293 312

Runcorn Town

155 71 111

Silsden

214 103 142

Squires Gate

110 45

64

St Helens Town

106 48

65

Stockport Sports

126 22

78

West Didsbury & Chorlton 124 48

98

Wigan Robin Park

147 41

70

Winsford United

190 101 150

NWCFL Premier Division

52

86

1-4 3-3

1-0 2-0

1-3

1-4 0-1

0-0 1-1 0-2 1-2 2-1 2-0 0-4 1-0 4-2 1-2 3-1 0-1 1-0 3-1 4-2 4-2 4-1 4-1 2-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-1 2-1 2-0 1-3 0-8 2-3 1-2 0-2

0-2

1-1 4-0 2-0

1-2 3-1 3-2 0-0 3-1 3-1 4-1 4-1 0-2 1-3

2-2 2-1 1-2 2-1 1-2 2-3 0-4 1-2 1-1 3-0 2-3 1-1 4-0 2-4 0-1 2-2 4-2 0-1 2-1 4-1 4-2 2-1 1-5

0-1 3-2 0-5 3-3 0-0

0-3

Winsford United

Wigan Robin Park

2-0 2-1 2-2 4-0 1-2 1-2 1-2

5-0 3-1 5-1 2-3 1-0 5-0 1-1

3-0

3-0 2-2 0-1

1-1

West Didsbury & Chorlton

3-2 3-0

1-0 3-2

Stockport Sports

1-1

3-1 0-1 2-2 1-0 3-0 0-2 4-1

1-3

0-2

St Helens Town

Squires Gate

Silsden

Runcorn Town

Runcorn Linnets

Norton United

Maine Road

Glossop North End

Congleton Town

Colne

Bootle

Barnoldswick Town

Bacup & Rossendale Boro

Ashton Athletic

Alsager Town

AFC Liverpool

Correct as of 17/09/2013 Abbey Hey AFC Blackpool AFC Liverpool Alsager Town Ashton Athletic Bacup & Rossendale Boro Barnoldswick Town Bootle Colne Congleton Town Glossop North End Maine Road Norton United Runcorn Linnets Runcorn Town Silsden Squires Gate St Helens Town Stockport Sports West Didsbury & Chorlton Wigan Robin Park Winsford United

AFC Blackpool

NWCFL Premier Division

Abbey Hey

*Player no longer with the club

3-4

1-2 1-3

2-1

WEST DIDSBURY & CHORLTON AFC


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Meeting our Match Sponsor…Dave Cooper We are very grateful to Dave for sponsoring today’s match against Bacup & Rossendale Borough, Dave has ties to the area, he was born in Stacksteads in the Rossendale valley; half way between Bacup and Rawtenstall and lived there till the age of 10. Dave is a West man through and through; he joined West Didsbury, as it was then called, in late 1979 just after his 29th birthday. Though there was much speculation in the local press, no transfer figure was ever listed. In fact, Shell Carrington pointedly refused to say how much they had paid West Didsbury to take him on. Dave got his big chance as a substitute for the second team at Christie’s playing field. Fortunately the left back was injured and Dave took his place and made it his own. Later that season, he broke into the first team. The next season, West took on a new first team manager who had played with Dave in the past and as a consequence his games for the first team were few and far between. So for most of the next ten seasons, Dave played left back for the seconds. However, players were short one weekend and the second team manager pushed Dave into midfield, on his birthday no less, and he scored two magnificent goals. The second team manager was a certain R.Turley and apparently he doesn’t like people outscoring him so Dave was back to left back the next game. Dave won second team player of the year award. It was presented to him by a new Manchester Utd manager; A. Ferguson. One of the highlights of Dave’s career was winning the Clubman of the year and having it presented by Bobby Charlton at Old Trafford. Dave left the club in 1999 after it had relocated and established itself at Brookburn Road but after a few years watching Burnley, decided to return to the now called ‘West Didsbury and Chorlton AFC’ and help out on committee. Shortly afterwards he was one again elected Treasurer and can currently be found after most games behind the bar annoying Monica. However, Dave would like to thank all the friends he has made at West for all the enjoyable times he has had with them mainly on Saturday afternoons.I

The FA VASE – AWAY TRAVEL This Saturday the road to Wembley continues as we travel to Northern Counties East League Premier League Side, Staveley Miners Welfare FC on 19th October. West would like to invite supporters to join the first step of the journey and share the coach to the game in return for a donation to the club development fund of whatever each supporter can afford. Further details for this will be in the Tuesday programme and on the club website as soon as plans are finalised. There are limited places so if interested please ask behind the bar or contact Rob on 07706320397 after 6pm. WEST DIDSBURY & CHORLTON AFC


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WHAT’S OUR

STORY?

West Didsbury and Chorlton FC, have come a long way in their 105 year history which began back in 1908 when the club was founded as Christ Church A.F.C. by Mr R F Hartley, a Sunday School Superintendent at the church on Princess Parkway, West Didsbury.

West played friendlies at first and then in the Manchester Alliance League until the First World War 1914. After the War the club joined the Lancashire and Cheshire League for the 1920/21 season and had to change its name to West Didsbury AFC, as that League did not permit a name suggesting association with any other body. The club was placed in Divisions 1 and A, staying in the top flight for 25 seasons. The first honours were double runners up in Div 1 and Rhodes Cup in 1922/23, and the club remained in the L+C League until 2006, winning many honours and providing 4 League Presidents along the way. The home ground from before 1914 until the mid 1980’s was Christie Playing Fields, and then the owners, Manchester and Salford Playing Fields Society, gave the club notice to quit having decided to sell off the land for commercial development – now ironically called ‘Christie Fields’ office park. After several years’ nomadic existence searching for a new home, the club acquired the redundant and overgrown Recreation Ground at Brookburn Road in 1996, and began to restore this to active use and develop a vision for a community club. This was down to the hard work of a core of players and Committee who refused to let the club fold. Work was completed in time to start the 1997-98 season using excellent new changing rooms and clubhouse facilities aided by a Lottery grant, new sponsors and members’ fundraising, but without a penny from the Playing Fields Society sale proceeds. Further name change followed in 2003 to reflect the new location in Chorlton and the club was then elected to the Manchester League in 2006. In 2007/8 West won its first Manchester League silverware lifting the Murray Shield in the last game of our centenary year. That team was the nucleus of the previously successful junior team and the following season 2008/09 West just missed promotion to the Premier Division and again reached the Murray Shield Final. won their League.

With a new management team led by Andy Nelson, 2009/10 was very successful and honours spread throughout the club. The 1st team won the Murray Shield (the third consecutive year in the final) and was league runners-up. The reserves won the Bridgewater League Cup and the U17 Youth team won their League. In 2010/2011 the 1st team won the Manchester League First Division title in style with a fantastic 65 points out of 72 possible. This ranks as one of the highest points totals per game in Manchester League history dating back over a century. The clubs reserve team and youth teams also had terrific seasons, resulting in promotion and for the second year reaching the Bridgewater Cup Final. The Youth team reached yet another final where they were just pipped to the trophy by New Mills. The Veterans were runners up in the Premier Division of the Cheshire Veterans League and then started a second veterans team such was the interest in the club. Plans were also made to formally integrate junior football as the club Vision is to be a FA Charter Standard Community Club, playing at the highest possible level it can whilst remaining financially viable. Further improved saw floodlights erected in 2011 to meet FA requirements and West competed in the FA Vase for the first time in 2011-2012 as a Step 7 club. Election to the NWCFL followed in June 2012 and the club had an incredible first season winning the Div1 Trophy, finishing in 3rd position after an amazing run in during March and April to secure promotion and also winning a guaranteed FA Cup place. The over 45’s team again chipped in with Cheshire Veterans league silverware. 2013-14 promises to be another testing season as the club adjusts to life in the NWCFL Premier Division, improves its spectator facilities, adds new grass pitches and youth teams as part of its development plan, and aims for long term consolidation and stability at this level whilst remaining as a volunteer run, ‘not for profit’ club.


NWCFL Premier Division Saturday 5th October 2013 – Today’s Squads

West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC

Bacup & Rossendale Borough

White Shirts, Black Shorts and Black Socks

Pink Shirts, Black Shorts and Pink Socks

Ben Simpson (GK)

Mark Clapham (GK)

Steve Settle

Ashley Gotham (GK)

Richmond Botchey

John Ogden (GK)

Anthony Potts

Adrian Bellamy

Mark Rogers (Capt)

Shane Birtles

Mark Woodcock

Jonathan Heap

Rick Gleave

Alexander Ainsley Blake

Scott Mason

Ben Shawcross

Lee Malkin

Aaron Kirk

Tre Baldwin Willis

Lee Oldham

Gareth Thomas

Artjoms Butorims

Alex Baird

Jack Alderson

Tommy Walsh

Simon Thompson

Danny Summers

Robel Kibreab

Sam Mitten

Jonathon Lupebe

Dave Conlon

Matthew Bryan

Ross Booth (GK)

Gareth Wager Nathan Finnigan Loquaine Esdaille

Manager: Andy Nelson

Manager: Brent Peters

Assistants: Steve Eckersley & Steve Settle

Assistant: Jimmy Petruzzi

OFFICIALS Referee: Michael Ainsworth

Assistants: Ian Walsh and Mark Brown

NEXT HOME GAME Tuesday 8th October 2013 KO 3.07.45pm

WEST v Alsager Town

West v Bacup & Rossendale Borough  

NWCFL Premier Division Saturday 5th October 2013

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