Whalley Range CIFC vs Didsbury Nelson

Whalley Range 2 – Didsbury Nelson 2

Whalley Range scorers:

Cam x2, Chris C & Chris Ha

Whalley Range team:

Chris C
James                                  Bench / Subs
Charlie                                 Jerome
Chris Ha
Tom R

Whalley Range full match:

Whalley Range match highlights:

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Whalley Range next fixture:

Swinton Poets <away> – Sunday 2nd December 11.00am Kick Off

Whalley Range CIFC vs Carrion Crow Firsts

On Sunday 16th September 2018, the Whalley Range Sunday Team had to take a break from their league campaign after just two games, to take part in the Preliminary Round of the Manchester FA Sunday Amateur Cup.

After getting a bye passed the Preliminary Round last season, the Whalley Range team weren’t as fortunate this time around as they were drawn out against Carrion Crow FC from the Tameside League.

At half-time it was 2-2 but unfortunately for Whalley Range it ended in a early exit from the County Cup as they went down 7-2 in the end. Going into the last fifteen minutes they found themselves 3-2 down, so pushed forward to get back into the game but ended up conceding a load of goals. Anyway, please check out the match stats (once they are uploaded) and of course the video highlights below:

Whalley Range result:

Manchester FA Sunday Amateur Cup – Preliminary Round

9th September 11.00am Kick Off at Kings Road, Whalley Range, M21 0XX

Whalley Range 2 – Carrion Crow Firsts 7

Whalley Range scorers:

Chris Ha x2

Whalley Range team:

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Whalley Range man of the match:


Whalley Range full match:

Whalley Range match highlights:

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Whalley Range next fixture:

South Manchester Sports Club <home> – 23rd September 11.00am Kick Off

Woodsend Athletic vs Whalley Range CIFC

On Sunday 9th September 2018, the Whalley Range Sunday Team headed to Partington to play their second game of the season in the Cheshire and Manchester Sunday Morning Football League. This time Whalley Range were away to Woodsend Athletic and after both sides lost 3-2 in the opening weekend, it meant both sides were after their first win of the season.

Unfortunately for Whalley Range it wasn’t to be yet again, but in a good game of football with some great attacking from the home side, the win went to Woodsend. Anyway, please check out the match stats and of course the video highlights below (once they are uploaded):

Whalley Range result:

Cheshire and Manchester Sunday League – Division 2

9th September 11.00am Kick Off at Moss Lane, Partington, M31 4EA

Woodsend Athletic 5 – Whalley Range 3

Whalley Range scorers:

Cam x2 & James

Whalley Range team:

James                                     Bench / Subs
Charlie                                    Jerome
Harry                                       Dave
Chris Hig                                 Chris T
Chris (GK)
Tom R

Whalley Range man of the match:


Whalley Range full match:

Whalley Range match highlights:

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Whalley Range next fixture:

Carrion Crow FC <home> – 16th September 11.00am Kick Off

Whalley Range CIFC vs Wythenshawe Wanderers FC

On Sunday 2nd September 2018, The Cheshire and Manchester Sunday Morning Football League season kicked off once again. In one of the matches in Division Two, it saw Whalley Range taking on a new team called Wythenshawe Wanderers that recently joined the league.

After an okay pre-season for Whalley Range, with eight goals scored, one win, one draw and one defeat they were confident of a good start to their league campaign. Especially with all the new lads that had joined the club to play alongside the older lads. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be, but in a good game of football the away side won. Please check out the match stats and of course the video highlights below:

Whalley Range result:

Cheshire and Manchester Sunday League – Division 2

2nd September 11.00am Kick Off at Kings Road, Whalley Range, M21 0XX

Whalley Range 2 – Wythenshawe Wanderers 3

Whalley Range scorers:

Cam & Will

Whalley Range team:

James                                     Bench / Subs
Charlie                                    Jerome
Harry                                       Tom R
Chris Hig                                 Howard
Will                                          Kieran
Chris (GK)
Chris M

Whalley Range man of the match:


Whalley Range match highlights:

Video credits = Camera: ? Edited: Cam

Whalley Range next fixture:

Woodsend Athletic <away> – 9th September 11.00am Kick Off

What makes The FA Cup such a special tournament?

The FA Cup is the oldest national football competition in the world as the tournament dates back to 1871 when Wanderers FC won the inaugural trophy, beating Royal Engineers 1-0. Today the tournament is watched all over the world; in particular, the final which attracts a huge global audience.

Every year, 736 teams compete in the FA Cup as the extra preliminary round begins in August where a number of amateur clubs take part, all hoping they can advance as far as possible. Those lucky enough to reach the first-round proper then have the opportunity to pit themselves against a professional football club. The competition has thrown up some magical results over the years as there have been a number of huge giant-killings in the early rounds and after the third round, when the Premier League clubs enter the draw.

Of course, if you’re keen on visiting all the football grounds in the country, the cup provides an ideal opportunity to get to some that you may have missed.

One of the most famous ever FA Cup upsets came in the 1971/72 tournament when non-league Hereford defeated First-Division Newcastle 2-1. Hereford were trailing 1-0 in the game but scored two late goals to cement their place in history, as the highlights are shown every year by television companies to remind their viewers of the magic of the cup. More recently, Lincoln City of the National League (fifth tier of English football) defeated Premier League side Burnley to reach the quarter-final in 2017.

As the Mobile Betting tweet says though, the real fun is in the early rounds when you get a chance to go and cheer on your local team and hope for a giant killing. It’s not about winning, it’s the memories you make along the way.

The final of the FA Cup is held every year at Wembley in London. The original stadium hosted the first ever final in 1923 and continued to do so until it was demolished in 2000. For a period of six years, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales played host to the game, while in 2007, the first ever FA Cup final was played at the new Wembley Stadium where Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 after extra-time.

Chelsea are the defending champions going into the 2018/19 competition and they are 7/1 in the FA cup betting to retain their crown. The Blues defeated Manchester United 1-0 in the final back in May when Eden Hazard scored from the penalty spot.

Arsenal hold the record for the highest number of FA Cup wins at 13, their most recent victory coming in 2017 when they beat Chelsea 2-1. The Gunners have dominated the competition in recent years as they have been successful in three of the last five finals. Manchester United are second best in the list of the most FA Cup final victories at 12, while Chelsea and Tottenham are joint-third with eight wins each.

The FA Cup also gives teams the opportunity to qualify into two other competitions. The winners of the tournament get a spot in the following season’s Europa League tournament. If the team who lifts the trophy has already qualified for Europe through their league position, the runners-up get the place. The FA Cup winners also play in the Community Shield at Wembley at the start of the following season where they face the Premier League winners.

Enjoy the magic of the cup this season, where there are sure to be a number of fantastic stories along the way to the final on May 18th.

When does the FA Cup start?

When does The FA Cup 2018/19 start? The answer is, today. That’s right The Championship, League One and League Two may have started last weekend. The Premier League last night with Manchester United beating Leicester City, but already The FA Cup is here and ready to go.

Yes, the first of fourteen rounds kicks off with the FA CUP QUALIFYING – EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND starting this afternoon, so check out all the fixtures below and find yourself a game near you to get to this weekend.

Saturday 11 August 2018 Extra Preliminary Round

15:00 1 Consett AFC VS North Shields
15:00 2 Thackley VS Whitley Bay
15:00 3 Hebburn Town VS Dunston UTS
15:00 4 Ashington VS Knaresborough Town
15:00 5 Goole AFC VS Morpeth Town
15:00 6 Glasshoughton Welfare VS Blyth AFC
15:00 7 Newcastle Benfield VS Stockton Town
15:00 8 Selby Town VS Whickham
15:00 9 Seaham Red Star VS Heaton Stannington
15:00 11 Northallerton Town VS Garforth Town
15:00 12 Guisborough Town VS Newton Aycliffe
15:00 13 Barnoldswick Town VS Billingham Synthonia
15:00 14 Washington VS West Auckland Town
15:00 15 Sunderland RCA VS Sunderland Ryhope CW
15:00 16 Bridlington Town VS Harrogate Railway Athletic
15:00 17 Penrith AFC VS Albion Sports
15:00 18 Bishop Auckland VS Pickering Town
15:00 19 AFC Darwen VS Barnton
15:00 20 Liversedge VS Padiham
15:00 21 City Of Liverpool VS Silsden AFC
15:00 22 AFC Liverpool VS Ashton Athletic
15:00 23 Widnes VS Northwich Victoria
15:00 24 Burscough VS 1874 Northwich
15:00 25 Congleton Town VS Eccleshill United

15:00 26 Prestwich Heys AFC VS Abbey Hey
15:00 27 West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC VS Squires Gate
15:00 28 Winsford United VS Irlam
15:00 29 Penistone Church VS Bootle
15:00 30 Hemsworth Miners Welfare VS Runcorn Town
15:00 32 Maltby Main VS Athersley Recreation
15:00 33 Parkgate VS Sandbach United
15:00 34 Litherland Remyca VS Charnock Richard
15:00 35 Maine Road VS Handsworth Parramore
15:00 36 Walsall Wood VS Worcester City
15:00 37 Highgate United VS AFC Wulfrunians
15:00 38 Boldmere St Michaels VS Malvern Town
15:00 39 Atherstone Town VS Hanley Town
15:00 40 Stourport Swifts VS Shawbury United
15:00 41 Wednesfield VS Rocester
15:00 43 Coventry Sphinx VS Whitchurch Alport
15:00 44 Haughmond VS Wolverhampton SC
15:00 45 Racing Club Warwick VS Coleshill Town
15:00 46 Romulus VS Westfields
15:00 47 Ellesmere Rangers VS Leicester Road
15:00 48 Sporting Khalsa VS Tividale
15:00 49 Long Eaton United VS St Andrews
15:00 50 Sleaford Town VS South Normanton Athletic

15:00 51 Heather St Johns VS Kimberley Miners Welfare
15:00 52 Kirby Muxloe VS AFC Mansfield
15:00 53 Clipstone VS Barton Town
15:00 54 Lutterworth Town VS Heanor Town
15:00 55 Hinckley AFC VS Anstey Nomads
15:00 56 Worksop Town VS Shepshed Dynamo
15:00 57 Rainworth MW VS Dunkirk
15:00 58 Staveley MW VS Boston Town
15:00 59 Teversal VS Loughborough University
15:00 60 Oadby Town VS Shirebrook Town
15:00 61 Bottesford Town VS Radford
15:00 62 Quorn VS Belper United
15:00 63 Leicester Nirvana VS Grimsby Borough
15:00 64 Cogenhoe United VS Wisbech Town
15:00 65 Wellingborough Whitworth VS Harborough Town
15:00 66 Deeping Rangers VS Holbeach United
15:00 67 Raunds Town VS Eynesbury Rovers
15:00 68 Arlesey Town VS Desborough Town
15:00 70 Northampton Sileby Rangers VS Ely City
15:00 71 Godmanchester Rovers VS Newport Pagnell Town
15:00 72 Biggleswade United VS Wellingborough Town
15:00 73 Histon VS Peterborough Northern Star
15:00 74 Daventry Town VS Potton United
15:00 75 Biggleswade VS Northampton On Chenecks

15:00 76 Swaffham Town VS Yaxley
15:00 77 Rothwell Corinthians VS Pinchbeck United
15:00 78 Hullbridge Sports VS Gorleston
15:00 79 Wroxham VS Saffron Walden Town
15:00 80 Great Yarmouth Town VS Hadleigh United – at Hadleigh United FC
15:00 81 Walthamstow VS Walsham Le Willows
15:00 82 Kirkley & Pakefield VS FC Clacton
15:00 83 Wodson Park VS Hoddesdon Town
15:00 84 Tower Hamlets VS Stanway Rovers – at Stanway Rovers FC
15:00 85 Norwich United VS Takeley
15:00 87 Framlingham Town VS Whitton United
15:00 88 Southend Manor VS FC Romania
15:00 89 Wivenhoe Town VS Brantham Athletic
15:00 90 Stowmarket Town VS Basildon United
15:00 91 Sporting Bengal United VS Ilford
15:00 92 Haverhill Rovers VS Haverhill Borough
15:00 93 Ipswich Wanderers VS Baldock Town
15:00 94 Barkingside VS Leyton Athletic
15:00 95 Cockfosters VS Newmarket Town
15:00 96 Woodbridge Town VS Clapton
15:00 97 Burnham Ramblers VS West Essex
15:00 99 Redbridge VS Long Melford
15:00 100 Oxhey Jets VS Wantage Town

15:00 101 Tuffley Rovers VS Colney Heath
15:00 103 Harpenden Town VS Edgware Town
15:00 104 Hadley VS Fairford Town
15:00 105 Brackley Town Saints VS London Colney – at Oxford City FC
15:00 106 London Lions VS Wembley
15:00 107 Windsor VS Highworth Town
15:00 108 Bishops Cleeve VS Stotfold
15:00 109 AFC Hayes VS Lydney Town
15:00 110 Flackwell Heath VS North Greenford United
15:00 111 Tring Athletic VS Berkhamsted
15:00 113 Holmer Green VS Longlevens
15:00 114 Ardley United VS Shortwood United
15:00 115 Holyport VS Brimscombe & Thrupp
15:00 116 Abingdon United VS Burnham
15:00 117 Crawley Green VS Woodley United
15:00 118 Reading City VS Chipping Sodbury Town
15:00 119 Leighton Town VS Royal Wootton Bassett Town
15:00 120 Arundel VS Chertsey Town
15:00 122 Broadbridge Heath VS Shoreham
15:00 124 Bearsted VS Chichester City
15:00 125 Redhill VS Horley Town

15:00 126 AFC Croydon Athletic VS Rochester United
15:00 127 Spelthorne Sports VS Peacehaven & Telscombe
15:00 128 Hassocks VS Erith Town
15:00 129 Worthing United VS Littlehampton Town
15:00 131 Crowborough Athletic VS Hanworth Villa
15:00 132 Raynes Park Vale VS Lingfield
15:00 133 AFC Uckfield Town VS Glebe
15:00 134 Abbey Rangers VS Newhaven
15:00 135 Cobham VS Sheppey United
15:00 136 Fisher VS Horsham YMCA
15:00 137 Loxwood VS Hollands & Blair
15:00 138 Sevenoaks Town VS Lordswood
15:00 139 Crawley Down Gatwick VS Three Bridges
15:00 140 Eastbourne United AFC VS Hackney Wick
15:00 142 Croydon VS Tunbridge Wells
15:00 143 Erith & Belvedere VS Saltdean United
15:00 144 Haywards Heath Town VS Lancing
15:00 146 East Preston VS Balham
15:00 147 K Sports VS Pagham
15:00 148 Deal Town VS Whitstable Town
15:00 149 Broadfields United VS Banstead Athletic
15:00 150 Chatham Town VS Walton & Hersham

15:00 151 Corinthian VS Canterbury City
15:00 152 Beckenham Town VS Colliers Wood United
15:00 153 Hamworthy United VS Team Solent
15:00 154 Melksham Town VS Badshot Lea
15:00 155 AFC Stoneham VS AFC Portchester
15:00 156 Newport (IW) VS Amesbury Town
15:00 157 Knaphill VS Sholing
15:00 158 Guildford City VS Petersfield Town
15:00 159 Tadley Calleva VS Baffins Milton Rovers
15:00 160 Bemerton Heath Harlequins VS Cowes Sports
15:00 161 Andover New Street VS Romsey Town
15:00 162 United Services Portsmouth VS Andover Town – at AFC Portchester
15:00 163 Horndean VS Godalming Town
15:00 164 Hamble Club VS Alresford Town
15:00 165 Farnham Town VS Binfield
15:00 166 Brockenhurst VS Christchurch
15:00 167 Bashley VS Bournemouth
15:00 168 Fareham Town VS Frimley Green
15:00 170 Sandhurst Town VS Lymington Town
15:00 171 Clevedon Town VS Portland United
15:00 172 Westbury United VS Cribbs
15:00 173 Hallen VS Longwell Green Sports
15:00 174 Wells City VS Shaftesbury
15:00 175 Bodmin Town VS Keynsham Town

15:00 176 Cheddar VS Bridgwater Town
15:00 177 Shepton Mallet AFC VS Willand Rovers
15:00 178 Bitton AFC VS Tavistock AFC
15:00 179 Buckland Athletic VS Pewsey Vale
15:00 180 Bridport VS Wellington AFC
15:00 181 Hengrove Athletic VS Plymouth Parkway
15:00 182 Saltash United VS Odd Down
15:00 183 Brislington VS Cadbury Heath
15:00 184 Bradford Town VS Roman Glass St George

Sunday 12 August 2018 Extra Preliminary Round

13:00 130 Little Common VS Bedfont Sports Club
14:00 86 St Margaretsbury VS Enfield 1893
14:00 98 Stansted VS Sawbridgeworth Town – at Bishop’s Stortford FC
15:00 31 Hallam VS Runcorn Linnets
15:00 42 Coventry United VS Rugby Town
15:00 112 Southall VS Leverstock Green
15:00 121 Sutton Common Rovers VS CB Hounslow United
15:00 123 Langney Wanderers VS Epsom & Ewell
15:00 141 Cray Valley (PM) VS Eastbourne Town
15:00 145 Rusthall VS Wick – at Tunbridge Wells FC

Tuesday 14 August 2018 Extra Preliminary Round

19:45 102R Easington Sports VS Winslow United

FA Cup 2018/19 – date for your diaries

The Emirates FA Cup Final will take place on Saturday 18th May, but before all that there are plenty of games to get to in the earlier rounds. Make a note then of all the dates below and if you have nothing on then get yourself to one of the early round games that are local to you.

It’s a great way to support local teams to you, visit new grounds that you may not have known were there and get to see some good football for very reasonable prices.


Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 11th August 2018

Preliminary Round Saturday 25th August 2018

First Round Qualifying Saturday 8th September 2018

Second Round Qualifying Saturday 22nd September 2018

Third Round Qualifying Saturday 6th October 2018

Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 20th October 2018

First Round Proper Saturday 10th November 2018

Second Round Proper Saturday 1st December 2018

Third Round Proper Saturday 5th January 2019

Fourth Round Proper Saturday 26th January 2019

Fifth Round Proper Saturday 16th February 2019

Quarter Final Saturday 16th March 2019

Semi Final Saturday 6th April 2019

Final Saturday 18th May 2019

Trafford v Kendal Town – Evo-Stik First Division North

Trafford FC managed to gain a play-off spot with victory over Kendal Town FC at Shawe View yesterday in the final league game of the season. Myself and a few friends when down to the match and there was a large crowd there as well to cheer on their local team.

Despite the nerves the Trafford boys performed to their best and in the end the final score was Trafford FC 4 vs Kendall Town 0 and here are a few photos from our day out.

“Trafford clinched a play-off spot in the Evo Stik League Division One North table on Saturday with an emphatic, but at times nervy, victory over a spirited Kendal Town side at the First Point Shawe View Stadium.

Backed by a large and vociferous home support, the hosts made the ideal start when, after just six minutes, Sean Miller broke down the right, pulled the ball back to Danny Frost and when his shot was blocked on the goal-line, Mark Derbyshire pounced to ram the ball home from close range.

Trafford laboured for the remainder of the first half appearing tired after four games in a week and just after the half hour mark manager Tom Baker reinforced his midfield by replacing Sean Miller with substitute Chris Palmer.”

Bradford PA v Stockport – National League

A good friend of mine is a huge Stockport County Fan and I have been to a number of their games over the years. On Good Friday 2018 I attended a match involving ‘The County’ outside of the Manchester area for the first time. The location Bradford, where The Hatters faced Bradford Park Avenue in the National League North.

It was a busy journey (thanks to the 770 Stockport fans that attended) to the all ticket match, with a train from Manchester to Huddersfield, then a change to the nearest train station, Low Moor. An all the way uphill mile and half walk to the Horsfall Stadium followed.

A crowd of 1044 with over 70% supporting Stockport watched as the visitors totally dominated and took a well earnt 2-0 lead by the 60 minute mark. However complacency allowed Bradford Park Avenue back into the game and with two quick goals they levelled it up with less than 10 minutes to go.

We were then left with a frenetic ending to the match, both teams had chances, but justice was done a delicately placed volley from Stockport’s number 8, James Ball, brought a winner in the 94th minute – cue a friendly pitch invasion from a jubilant section of the Stockport fans. My friend was happy and so was a very relieved manager, Jim Gannon. Sixth place in the division after this dramatic victory and a place in the playoffs looking more and more secure as the weeks go by.


Carlos Carvalhal back at Sheff Wed in the FA Cup 5th Round

The page will be updated until all of the FA Cup 5th Round results are confirmed:

Wednesday 28 February 2018
19:45 6R Tottenham Hotspur 6 – 1 Rochdale
Live on BT Sport 2

Tuesday 27 February 2018
20:05 1R Swansea City 2 – 0 Sheff Wed
Live on BBC One

Monday 19 February 2018
19:55 8 Wigan Athletic 1 – 0 Manchester City
Live on BBC One

Sunday 18 February 2018
16:00 6 Rochdale 2 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur
Live on BBC One

Saturday 17 February 2018
12:30 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0 – 0 Swansea City
Live on BT Sport 2
15:00 2 West Bromwich Albion 1 – 2 Southampton
15:00 7 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 – 1 Coventry City
17:30 5 Huddersfield Town 0 – 2 Manchester United
Live on BT Sport 2

Friday 16 February 2018
19:45 4 Leicester City 1 – 0 Sheffield United
20:00 3 Chelsea FC 4 – 0 Hull City
Live on BT Sport 2