Non-League Dog Day 2019 round-up

Our second Non-League Dog Day was a roaring (or should that be, woofing) success – 539 of you came down for the game. More importantly, there were 58 dogs who blessed us with their presence: from big bois through to tiny pups, we had them all, each and every one being magnificent. Although it was around 20 short of the record set by Maltby Main last season, we can be proud of the effort – and it gives us a perfect excuse to try again next campaign.

Sky Sports News came down to capture some footage of the day – including our half time dog show. Judged by Krombacher Ultra Amy, top prize was given out to Willow the Wader, who had come all the way from Biggleswade in Bedfordshire to take part in the festivities. Second place was given to West super fan/Instagram celebrity Bella, while Digby took home the bronze medal. Each and every dog who showed up was worthy of the prize – as proven by the lively debate in the stands during the second half over who should’ve taken the crown. Even the humans got into the swing of things – one of our Stonecutter supporters stuck to a bet and came dressed as a Dalmatian, while our mascot Shay dressed up himself in order to walk to teams onto the pitch (and was captured by Sky Sports doing so, in a moment that has melted a million hearts).

On the pitch, West put in a dogged performance to secure a point against Padiham – you can read our match report here. In the meantime, we’d like to thank @NonLeagueDogs for being the inspiration for the day (as well as being kind, generous, and supportive to boot), all of our volunteers for making the day possible (the club literally would not exist without the energies expended by these kind hearted souls – if you would like to be involved, get in touch here), and for vociferous support given by all 539 of you during the game. We’d love to see you back at Brookburn Road – either with or without your dog – again this Saturday, as we welcome Squires Gate to Chorlton in what is an absolutely vital fixture as we approach the season’s end. In the meantime – you can find a hall of fame list of names of those puppers that came to the game (as compiled by the excellent Non-League Dogs, who we must thank again), and pictorial highlights of guests of honour below.

West vs Padiham, 23rd March 2018, Starting line-up:

  1. Barney
  2. Mabel
  3. Molly
  4. Jeff
  5. Willow
  6. Gizmo
  7. Lucas
  8. Rosie
  9. Jessie
  10. Pip
  11. Gracie
  12. Kizze
  13. Zara
  14. Charlie
  15. Ruby
  16. Jack
  17. Benji
  18. Alvin
  19. Jasper
  20. Bobby
  21. Murphy
  22. Poppy
  23. Terry
  24. Henry
  25. Nelly
  26. Bruno
  27. Rosie
  28. Holly
  29. Tom
  30. Todd
  31. Izzy
  32. Louie
  33. Betty
  34. Suzie
  35. Poppy
  36. Cosmo
  37. Henry Horner
  38. Declan
  39. Paddy
  40. Betty
  41. Bella
  42. Eddy
  43. Duke
  44. Digby
  45. Reggie
  46. Agi
  47. Jerry
  48. Murphy
  49. Benji
  50. Kola
  51. Noodle
  52. Jasmine
  53. Santi
  54. Roxy
  55. Unnamed grey whippet
  56. Jerry
  57. Charlie
  58. Niko

 

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? Two visiting pups – Agi from Fylde and Willow from Biggleswade!

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? Two visiting pups – Agi from Fylde and Willow from Biggleswade!

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via @stoofa74: Henry on best behaviour at Non League Dog Day today. 57 dogs in the crowd!

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Hanging with the big dawgs @wd_cfc @nonleaguedogs #dogsofinstagram

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via @pauline_frenchester: So many doggos ❤️? on non-league dogs day! @nonleaguedogs

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via @senditchris: Had to borrow Jessie from next door for @nonleaguedogs at @wd_cfc yesterday

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Yesterday was amazing ? #nonleaguedogs

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A lovely day at @wd_cfc for the @nonleaguedogs game. Didn’t catch the name of this pooch but I identify with him/her

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