Look back: How we've fared in past NWCFL opening day fixtures

Look back: How we've fared in past NWCFL opening day fixtures

Look back: How we've fared in past NWCFL opening day fixtures

8 Mar 2018

Look back: How we've fared in past NWCFL opening day fixtures

As West enter our sixth season in the NWCFL Premier Division, let's have a look back at how we've fared in past opening fixtures. The results have been mixed, to say the least, with last season's 3-1 victory against eventual runners-up Widnes being perhaps the stand-out performance. Of our former opening day adversaries, only Barnoldswick Town are still in the division, with each of our past 3 opponents now sitting in the league above, and AFC Liverpool - our first ever NWCFL Premier Division fixture - unfortunately being relegated last season.

Northwich Victoria are our guests for tomorrow's game - you can read our match preview here.

2017/18 - Saturday 12th August 2017
West 3 - 1 Widnes
Scorers: Evangelinos (2), Bailey
Attendance: 170

“Ten-man West recorded a vital three points on the opening day of the season with a 3-1 win over NWCFL Division One Champions Widnes.”
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2016/17 - Saturday 13th August
Runcorn Linnets 2 - 2 West
Scorers: Kay, Black

“West kick started their 2016/17 NWCFL campaign with a confident 2-2 draw away to Runcorn Linnets thanks to a superb Matty Kay header and teenager Rob Black’s first West goal.”
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2015/16 - Saturday 8th August
West 1 - 2 Atherton Collieries
Scorer: Woods
Attendance: 152

“The Steve Settle era at West Didsbury & Chorlton began with a snatching defeat from the jaws of victory home defeat to newly promoted Atherton Collieries in front of a record opening day crowd at Brookburn Road.”
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2014/15 - Saturday 2nd August
Barnoldswick Town 2 - 4 West
Scorers: Bryson, Gleave (2), Mason

“West got their season off to a flying start with a comprehensive 4-2 win away to Barnoldswick Town.  West squad featured three debutants in Jerome Bryson, Jonathan Poizer and Jordan Poole with Lee Malkin, Jordan Hitchen and Lee Hendley returning to the club from Glossop North End, Styal and 1874 Northwich respectively.”
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West 1 - 3 AFC Liverpool
Scorer: Baldwin-Willis
Attendance: 124

“West's inaugural NWCFL Premier Division campaign began with a 3-1 defeat to AFC Liverpool in front of a large crowd at Brookburn Road. In an even first half in which West created few chances it was Liverpool who took the lead through debutant Paul Brown on 29 minutes racing onto John Lawless’ ball over the top of the West defence and rounding goalkeeper Benjamin Simpson to tap the ball into an empty net.”
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