Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Cheadle Town v Wigan Robin Park: Match Preview

















Train to Manchester Picc, change and onto Gatley and then up the road into the High Street and Stockport Road, a myriad of pubs and then into the Park Road Stadium for (hopefully) a game of football...

It's been a while but this Saturday the weather looks brighter, the beer looks colder and Wigan Robin Park might actually be playing Cheadle Town FC.

If so they will be taking on the team formed by two kids in 1961 as Grasmere Rovers playing in the Manchester & District Sunday Football League in their Under 16’s Division.

By 1982 Grasmere had moved into their own ground at Park Road Stadium the following season changed their name to Cheadle Town when they also joined the North West Counties Football League - where they've been ever since. Yet before they went there Portugal, along with Eusebio trained their for the 1966 World Cup campaign.



View from Main Stand

Back in October an even game saw the teams share the points at th'athetics stadium while at present Cheadle sit in seventh place. With just the one league game over at Ashton in recent weeks it'll be hard to see what performance the Robins put in and what team will they will put out.

But as normal you can be assured they'll put in 100% and with some good support from the sidelines it should be an excellent day out

For more information on Cheadle Town FC check out the excellent Cheadle Town Online Fanzine

http://www.cheadletownfc.com/

Meanwhile the photos are taken from the sets that the lads behind the fanzine put together - loads more available @

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ninebelowzero/sets

Directions: M60 to junction 2 (formerly M63 junction 11), follow A560 to Cheadle. Go through first main set of traffic lights and then first left after shops into Park Road. Ground at end of road. Nearest Railway Station: Gatley

2 comments:

The Pole said...

Who knows, some football might just break out this winter....

There was a pitch inspection at 11.30am and, going off the texts I received from our manager, they were still inspecting at around 12.15pm...so it looks as though the decision could have been 50-50.

Looks like you'll have to make it a midweek visit to the SK8 Academy of Footballing Excellence now; it could be a busy spring for both of us.

We've got four matches to re-arrange; haven't you got more?

See you when it eventually gets re-arranged....

Vaughanie said...

"There was a pitch inspection at 11.30am and, going off the texts I received from our manager, they were still inspecting at around 12.15pm...so it looks as though the decision could have been 50-50.
"

That was pretty much the tale we were getting at our end. Sat in cafe opposite station waiting to buy tickets.

All sorts of matches to arrange at this end so who knows when match will take place but will deffo see you over at your gaff

cheers and all the best