FA Cup & FA Vase: A look back our recent record
With the FA Cup and FA Vase draw about the be made at 1pm today (Friday 12 July), we thought it would be a good opportunity to have a look back at what West have achieved in each competition over the years in preparation for the news.
West first entered the FA Cup in 2013, reaching the Preliminary Round – an achievement that we have as yet been unable to surpass, despite reaching the same stage in two of the next three seasons. To set a new record, the club would need to progress in two rounds to reach the First Qualifying Round – and hopefully miss being drawn against 1874 Northwich and Squires Gate, who have both eliminated West twice a piece.
West’s place in the FA Cup is still subject to confirmation following our relegation, although it is envisaged that we will be included in the draw.
Extra Preliminary ABBEY HEY H 2-0
Preliminary BURSCOUGH H 0-3
Extra Preliminary CAMMELL LAIRD A W/O
Preliminary BRIGHOUSE TOWN H 0-3
Extra Preliminary 1874 NORTHWICH A 0-3
Extra Preliminary AFC LIVERPOOL H 0-0
Extra Preliminary (Replay) AFC LIVERPOOL A 0-1
Preliminary SQUIRES GATE H 2-3
Extra Preliminary ATHERSLEY RECREATION A 5-0
Preliminary 1874 NORTHWICH A 3-3
Preliminary (Replay) 1874 NORTHWICH H 1-3
Extra Preliminary SQUIRES GATE H 2-3
The club have fared somewhat better in the FA Vase, with the 2015-16 campaign being our joint most successful – and the most memorable, featuring a club record 15-1 victory at home to Dinnington, followed by a titanic struggle against eventual winners Morpeth Town. Last years loss away at Lower Breck was a portent of things to come later in the season: hopefully a win in the early rounds this time out could mean a more successful campaign all round this time out.
West manager Brad Cooke almost reached Wembley last season as a player, when he captained Northwich Victoria to the semi finals as a player before being knocked out on penalties to eventual winners Chertsey Town – the side that also knocked out tonight’s opponents, Irlam, in the 5th round of the competition.
Second Qualifying ASHVILLE A 0-2
First Qualifying CHEADLE TOWN H 1-3
Second Qualifying ROSSINGTON MAIN A 2-1
First STAVELEY MINERS WELFARE A 0-2
Second Qualifying ROSSINGTON MAIN H 2-1
First Round GLOSSOP NORTH END H 1-2
First Qualifying BARTON TOWN OLD BOYS H 2-1
Second Qualifying DINNINGTON TOWN H 15-1
First Round MORPETH TOWN H 4-5
Second Qualifying PENISTONE CHURCH A 2-3
First Qualifying AFC BLACKPOOL A 6-0
Second Qualifying STOCKPORT TOWN H 4-3
First Round WEST AUCKLAND TOWN H 0-3
First Qualifying LOWER BRECK A 1-3