Macron Cup: West reinstated, face Eccleshall in second round (Saturday 10 November)

During our tie in the first round of the Macron Cup earlier this month, our hosts Oswestry Town have been found to have accidentally fielded an ineligible player over the course of the game – which ultimately resulted in a. Due to competition rules, this means that West will take their place in the second round of the competition, and will now travel Eccleshall FC on Saturday 10 November.

All at the club would once again like to thank Oswestry Town for their hospitality during our tie, and wish the club well for the rest of the season.

Our previously arranged league game away at Charnock Richard has now been postponed, and will be rescheduled in due course.

The NWCFL website said the following (click here for article):

A number of clubs have been removed from both the Macron Challenge Cup and the First Division Challenge Cup for playing ineligible players in the previous round.

As result, their opponents have been reinstated. Details are as follows.

Macron Challenge Cup Second Round – Saturday 10th November 2018

Ashton Town, FC Oswestry Town, Padiham and Shelley have been removed from the Competition due to playing ineligible players.

Therefore, Stone Dominoes and West Didsbury & Chorlton have been reinstated and Abbey Hulton United receive a bye.

The revised draw is as follows.

1874 Northwich v AFC Blackpool
Abbey Hey v Atherton LR
Avro v Wythenshawe Town
Barnoldswick Town v Wythenshawe Amateurs
Burscough v Sandbach United
Cammell Laird 1907 v Lower Breck
Cheadle Town v Bootle
City of Liverpool v Squires Gate
Eccleshall v West Didsbury & Chorlton
Maine Road v Nelson
Northwich Victoria v Runcorn Town
Prestwich Heys v Cleator Moor Celtic
Rylands v Cheadle Heath Nomads
Stockport Town v Garstang
Stone Dominoes v Congleton Town

Abbey Hulton United – Bye into the next round

First Division Challenge Cup Third Round – 24th November 2018

FC Oswestry Town have been removed from the Competition due to playing an ineligible player.  Therefore, Maine Road are reinstated.

The revised draw is as follows.

AFC Blackpool v Ellesmere Rangers
Alsager Town v Sandbach United
Bacup Borough v Barnton
Carlisle City v Eccleshall
Maine Road v Garstang
Rylands v Avro
Vauxhall Motors v AFC Liverpool
Wythenshawe Amateurs v Cheadle Heath Nomads

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