Match information: West v Nostell Miners Welfare
West take a break from league action as the curtain rises on this season’s FA Vase, with Wakefield side Nostell Miners Welfare heading across the Pennines.
Saturday 11th September, 3pm
The Step Places Stadium, Brookburn Road, M21 8FE
🚗 Hardy Farm car park (M21 8DP)
FA Vase First Qualifying Round
🥅 Match decided on penalties if level after 90 minutes
🎫 Pay on the gate (cash and card) – £5 adults / £3 concessions / free for under-12s. Season tickets are not valid.
🗞️ Programme on sale for £2
How we stand
This promises to be a closely-fought contest between two sides doing well in their respective leagues. West went top of the NWCFL First Division South on Tuesday night with a comprehensive 5-0 win at Cammell Laird – a sixth win in a row, a sequence in which Chris Rowley’s side have scored 25 goals and conceded just three.
Nostell, playing in the Northern Counties East League Division One – at an equivalent level to West – currently sit 5th with 19 points from their first eight games. Their unbeaten start was unceremoniously ended with a 7-0 hammering at leaders Brigg Town last weekend, but prior to that they were scoring for fun – racking up four goals on four separate occasions in August and handing out an 8-2 pummelling to Shirebrook Town in the NCEL League Cup.
The winners will host Parkgate in the Second Qualifying Round on Saturday 25th September, after the Steelmen beat Humber United on Friday evening.
Selected FA Vase ties
Humber United 1-4 Parkgate (Friday)
Abbey Hey v Ashton Athletic
AFC Bridgnorth v Rocester
Atherstone Town v Abbey Hulton United
Brigg Town v Cammell Laird 1907
Brocton v Boldmere St Michaels
Cheadle Town v Irlam
Dronfield Town v Barnton
New Mills v Armthorpe Welfare
St Helens Town v Cheadle Heath Nomads
St Martins v Hinckley
Stafford Town P-P Eccleshall (walkover for Stafford Town)
Dudley Town v Alsager Town (Sunday)
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic v Maine Road (Sunday)
First Division South
Ellesmere Rangers v Wythenshawe Amateurs
Sandbach United v Stockport Town