Early Exits for Glossop North End and Chadderton
For our teams East of the M60 motorway, we couldn’t have asked for the worst possible of starts. Both sides were trounced by some margin.
At Andrew Street, Chadderton‘s early exit in the FA Cup was marked by an 8 – 2 defeat against Cheadle Town. Matthew Chadwick and Kevin Melvin scored Chaddy’s goals with Andy Lindon scoring a hat-trick for Cheadle Town. The Cheshire club’s other five goals came courtesy of Ben Brookes (2), Jade McDonagh (2) and Paul Whalley. In their 48 year history, Saturday’s fixture saw their biggest ever away win.
It was no better for Glossop North End, who crashed out at Surrey Street against Boston Town, losing 4 – 2. Just to make matters worse, the Hillmen took the lead thanks to a ninth minute goal by Josh Hill. Boston Town equalised in the 26th minute courtesy of Tom James. By half time, it was 2 – 1 to the visitors with Alex Beck scoring in the 44th minute.
The game was more or less up for Glossop North End when Gary Bull and Tom James (72nd and 82nd minutes respectively) made it 4 – 1 to Boston Town. Nobody told Jason Gorton that with his 84th minute goal. Alas it was too late, leaving New Mills and Buxton as the High Peak’s best chances of gaining FA Cup glory.
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Preliminary Round Draw (all matches will take place on the 03 September 2011):
- Trafford v Cheadle Town;
- AFC Liverpool/Runcorn Linnets v Mossley;
- Heanor Town v Boston Town;
- Curzon Ashton v Bamber Bridge;
- Woodley Sports v Bootle;
- New Mills v Rainworth Miners’ Welfare.
All teams denoted in bold type are situated East of the M60 motorway from Denshaw and Middleton up to Stockport along the A6 up to Buxton, taking in the High Peak.
Extra Preliminary Round replay:
24 August 2011: Runcorn Linnets v AFC Liverpool (The Millbank Linnets Stadium, K.O. 1945 hours).
The victors of the above tie will see Mossley travelling to Prescott (Valerie Park) or Runcorn (The Millbank Linnets Stadium) for their first step on the Road to Wembley.
Update: Runcorn Linnets’ 3-1 victory over AFC Liverpool (goals by Prescott, Towey and White for the home side with Jones scoring a consolation for the visitors) sees Mossley visiting the Millbank Linnets Stadium on the 03 September 2011.
S.V., 22 August 2011.