MID-WEEK Round-up with 15 sides in action

Thu 15th August 2019 | General
By Craig Kendall

Two out of three NWCFL survived midweek FA Cup replays as Skelmersdale United and Northwich Victoria managed wins, whilst Congleton Town bowed out of the competition. (Main photograph by Angela Buckley)

The midweek action in the NWCFL kicked-off on Tuesday night with seven fixtures across the Emirates FA Cup, First Division North and South.

After their 2-2 draw on Saturday, Northwich Victoria travelled to Silsden in the Emirates FA Cup Extra-Preliminary Round Replay and came back with a superb 4-3 victory. Initially, after going 3-0 up, they survived a fightback before a 86th minute John Connolly winner.

Whilst 182 miles away in Hereford, Congleton Town faced Hellenic Premier Division side Westfields and suffered a 4-1 defeat, Aiden Thomas bagging four goals for the Hereford based side.

First Division North saw two games, AFC Blackpool securing a 2-1 away win away at Nelson, whilst Steeton and Lower Breck battled out a 1-1 draw.

In the Southern section of the NWCFL, three fixtures saw wins for Vauxhall Motors, West Didsbury & Chorlton and Abbey Hey. Vauxhall ran out 8-0 winners, the biggest win of the season to date against New Mills, whilst it was a narrow 1-0 victory for West over Stockport Town, and Abbey defeated Wythenshawe Amateurs 5-2.

The midweek action concluded on Wednesday with just two fixtures. Skelmersdale United travelled to Penistone Church in the FA Cup and was delighted with a 5-2 win in front of 256.

Finally, AFC Liverpool moved up to 11th in the standings with a narrow 2-1 win over Garstang.

The action returns on Saturday for a full programme of games.

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