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